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Butler-Coulter Family Papers

Identifier: MC 1086a

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Scope and Content Note

The collection primarily consists of family photographs and portraits of members of the Butler, Coulter, Braswell, and Bramlitt families of Arkansas. Also included is a newspaper clipping with a reprinted photograph of E. T. Bramlitt, and genealogical information compiled by Mary Elizabeth Braswell. Also included are two archived websites featuring an oral history interview of Mary Elizabeth Braswell that was commissioned by her granddaughter, Joan Hannan, and conducted in 2002; the videos were captured from YouTube using the Archive-It software.


  • circa 1870-2002


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

Henry A. and Mollie Coulter Butler had five children, Coulter, May, Mattie, Nannie, and George. Mary Elizabeth (May) Butler married Dr. Edward Turner (E. T.) Bramlitt, a Malvern, Arkansas-based physician, in 1896. Mary Elizabeth Bramlitt Braswell, the donor's grandmother, was the daughter of Dr. E. T. and May Butler.

For additional information on the Butler-Coulter family, see Elizabeth Paisley Huckaby and Ethel C. Simpson's Tulip Evermore: Emma Butler and William Paisley, Their Lives and Letters, 1857-1887 (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1985).


1.25 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

992.6 Megabytes (Two archived websites)

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by format.

Acquisition Information

The Butler-Coulter Family Papers were donated to the Special Collections Department by Joan Hannan of Denver, CO on December 31, 2017, to complement the Butler-Coulter Family Letters (MC 1086) donated by her grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Braswell.

At Hannan's request, Special Collections captured two YouTube pages featuring an oral history interview that Hannan had commissioned of her grandmother, Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Bramlitt. These pages were captured using the Archive-It sofware in September 2020.

Related Materials

Records relating to the Butler-Coulter Family Papers include:

MC 1086 Butler-Coulter Family Letters 1856-1897

Butler-Paisley Photograph Albums MC 632 1829-1890s

Butler-Paisley Family Papers MC 514 1829-1890s

Processing Information

Processed by Katrina Windon; completed in January 2017.

Web archives materials were incorporated by Katrina Windon in October 2020. The web archives consists of two YouTube pages that were captured by Special Collections using the Archive-It software in September 2020. At that time, the collection name was changed from "Butler-Coulter Family Photographs" to "Butler-Coulter Family Papers" to reflect the expanded scope of the collection.



Butler-Coulter Family Papers
Katrina Windon
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Revision Statements

  • October 2020: Additional materials (web archives) were incorporated by Katrina Windon in October 2020. At that time, the collection name was changed from "Butler-Coulter Family Photographs" to "Butler-Coulter Family Papers" to reflect the expanded scope of the collection.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States