David Butler papers

Special Collections
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Descriptive Summary

Title: David Butler papers
Date (inclusive): 1910-1944
Collection number: 470
Creator: Butler, David
Extent: 1 linear feet of papers.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

David Butler papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Leslie Linthicum, 2001


David Butler was a former silent screen star and contract studio director who began his directorial career at Fox in 1927. He is most notably known for directing Shirley Temple in four films.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The David Butler papers span the years 1910-1944 and encompass approximately one linear foot. The collection contains scripts, theater programs, photographs, and miscellaneous material.


Arranged in the following series: Not arranged in series.

Indexing Terms

Butler, David , 1894-1979--Archives.