Collection ASU0058 - Conversations with Dr. William Butler [video recordings]

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Conversations with Dr. William Butler [video recordings]


  • 1995-2004 (Creation)


3 Boxes

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Biographical history

Dr. William R. Butler served as Vice President for Student Affairs and Professor of Education at the University of Miami. He worked for the U.M. for 32 years, from 1965 to 1997. He is the author of "Embracing the world : the University of Miami : from cardboard college to international and global acclaim", and is also the founder of the William R. Butler Volunteer Service Center at the University.

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"Conversations with Dr. William Butler" is a series of videotaped interviews of 10 key administrators, faculty, trustees, and alumni of the University of Miami by Dr. Butler dated from mid to late 1990s. There are 4 additional video and 1 audio tapes on Dr. Butler's career at the UM also.

The interviewees were Dr. Henry King Stanford, Ron Fraser, Ron Stone, William W. Sandler, Dr. Pat Whitely, James Yasser, Mike Abrams, Walter and Russell Etling, Dr. Flipse, Rev. Minich, and Dr. Edward T. Foote.

Dr. Butler is the author of the 2008 book "Embracing the world: the University of Miami from cardboard college to international and global acclaim."

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The interview videos were numbered 1 to 10.

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This collection is open to the public.

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Please only use the service copy.

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The University Archives does not own rights.

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  • English

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The original tapes were donated by Dr. Butler to Richter Library.

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There is not monetary value.


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