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Guide to the Smedley Darlington Butler family correspondence, 1894-1973 M1975
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Description
Archive of correspondence of the family of Major-General Smedley Darlington Butler, the “Fighting Quaker,” of Chester County, Pennsylvania, dated 1894-1973.
Background
Smedley Darlington Butler (July 30, 1881 – June 21, 1940) was a Major General in the U.S. Marine Corps (the highest rank authorized at that time), an outspoken critic of U.S. military adventurism, and at the time of his death the most decorated Marine in U.S. history. During his 34-year career as a Marine, he participated in military actions in the Philippines, China, in Central America and the Caribbean during the Banana Wars, and France in World War I. By the end of his career, he had received 16 medals, five for heroism.
Extent
6.0 Linear feet (10 manuscript boxes)
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94305-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Availability
The materials are open for research use. Materials must be requested 36 hours in advance. Audio-visual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.