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Harold Butler Papers, 1966-1987 | University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection

By Amanda Moreno

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Title: Harold Butler Papers, 1966-1987Add to your cart.

ID: CHC5351

Creator: Butler, Harold (1895-1983)

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Languages: English

Abstract

The Harold Butler Papers contain documents and photographs relating to engineering in Cuba and the American Clubs of Havana and Miami collected by Harold Butler (1895-1983), an American engineer living in Cuba from the 1920s to the 1960s.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Harold Butler Papers contain documents and photographs relating to engineering in Cuba and the American Clubs of Havana and Miami collected by Harold Butler (1895-1983), an American engineer living in Cuba from the 1920s to the 1960s.

The collection contains photographs from events held by the AsociaciĆ³n de Ingenieros Cubanos and an exile membership directory, along with material relating to activities of the American Club in Miami, including a history of the club, rosters from the 1970s and 1980s and bulletins from the 1960s and 1970s.

Biographical Note

Harold Abbott Butler (1895-1983) was born on May 25 in Mansfield, Massachusetts, to Lucius Abbott Butler and Annie Bird Morton Butler. After graduating from Mansfield High School in 1913, he attended Brown University. He graduated in 1917 with a degree in Electrical Engineering and began working with General Electric Company (G.E.) in Schenectady and Pittsfield in eastern New York. His work at G.E. later helped him obtain a position with the Havana Electric Railway Company in the early 1920s.

While living in Cuba, he met his wife, Ofelia Salazar Roges, and the two married on July 4, 1928. Their first child, Billy, was born in 1929 and their second child, Kenny, was born two years later. Like his father, Billy later became an engineer. Butler was an active member of the American Club of Havana, where he socialized with other Americans living in Cuba. He also joined the Havana Biltmore Yacht and Country Club.

Harold Butler retired from a successful career with the Cuban Electric Company in 1956. He left Cuba in 1964 due to the country's post-revolutionary political and social climate, living in Miami until his death in July 1983.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Requests to publish or display materials from this collection require written permission from the rights owner. Please contact chc@miami.edu for more information.

Acquisition Method: Gift of William Butler, November 2013.

Preferred Citation: Harold Butler Papers, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida

Finding Aid Revision History:

Processed by Juliana Prieto, December 2013.

Biographical note by Juliana Prieto with edits by Amanda Moreno, December 2013.

Finding aid by Amanda Moreno, December 2013.


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Folder 1: Asociacion de Ingenieros Cubanos - Photos, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Asociacion de Ingenieros Cubanos - Member Directory, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 3: American Club in Miami - History, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: American Club in Miami - Member Roster, 1971, 1976, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 5: American Club in Miami - Bulletins Vol. 1-7, 1966-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 6: American Club in Miami - Unidentified Bulletins, 1968-1973Add to your cart.



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