The Charles Edgar Butner Papers contain sketches and drawings from the architect's travels in California and Europe, newspaper
clippings, photographs, ephemera, and a scrapbook on his service as an aviator in World War I and limited information on Butner's
commissions in the San Joaquin Valley and Monterey Bay area in California. Purchased by Cal Poly in 1986.
Charles Edgar Butner was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on July 31, 1888. Butner enrolled in the Architecture program
at the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied under the renowned Beaux-Arts architect and educator Paul Philippe Cret.
While at Penn, Butner befriended fellow architecture student Edward Glass (1886-1954), the son of the influential California
newspaper publishing family that owned the Fresno Morning Republican.
25 boxes, 3 artifacts
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