Miriam Butterworth Papers
Scope and Content
The collection contains correspondence, clippings, notes, photographs, artifacts, and memoirs regarding Miriam Butterworth's life and activism in local, state, and national campaigns from 1935-2008. Topics include Mrs. Butterworth's life, her career in education, Squam Lake, New Hampshire, and her political activism in presidential and senatorial campaigns, anti-war movements, the Caucus of Connecticut Democrats (CCD),the Sane/Freeze campaign against nuclear proliferation, West Hartford Town Council, and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF).
The collection is open and available for research.
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Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.
Miriam Brooks Butterworth, educator and political activist, was born on April 14, 1918. She graduated from Chaffee School in 1936 and received a Bachelors Degree from Connecticut College for Women in 1940 and a Masters Degree in 1959 from Wesleyan University in 1959. She married Oliver Butterworth in 1940; they raised four children together. Her experience studying in Nazi Germany in 1938 inspired Mrs. Butterworth to live a life of public service and political activism. She began her professional career as a teacher and later became active in many different political movements, including presidential campaigns, senatorial campaigns, the Freeze campaign to stop the production of nuclear arms, and various movements to increase the general public's voice in politics. She has served as a Eugene McCarthy delegate at the 1968 Democratic National Convention, PUCA commissioner, the West Hartford Town Council member, temporary president of Hartford College for Women, and West Hartford, Connecticut town historian.
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Language of Materials
The collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, notes, photographs, artifacts, and memoirs regarding Miriam Butterworth's life and activism, as well as her participation in local, state, and national politics.
Series I: Personal Papers (1935-2008) contains correspondence, memoirs, notes, and newspaper and periodical clippings concerning Miriam Butterworth's life. Clippings and correspondence are arranged chronologically. Other documents are arranged alphabetically by subject.
Series II: Subject Files (1963-2005) contains correspondence, clippings, and notes concerning Mrs. Butterworth's career in political activism. Clippings and correspondence are arranged chronologically. Other documents are arranged alphabetically by subject.
Series III: Photographs (1962-2000) contains photographs arranged chronologically.
Series IV: Oversized Materials (1936-2005)contains oversized materials arranged alphabetically.
The Miriam Butterworth Papers were donated to Archives & Special Collections in 2008 by Miriam Butterworth.
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