A Guide to the William Henry and Helen Butler Whitley Papers, 1901-1946
Helen Day Butler, daughter of Dr. Samuel Lovick and Lucy Lorine Lee Butler of Bullard, Texas, was born on September 20, 1882. In 1905 she married William Henry Whitley (1880-1924), son of Sharp R. and Prudence Graham Whitley of Jacksonville, Texas. The couple lived in Dallas and Waxahachie and had three children, Gladys, Helen, and William Lovick, who died as an infant. William Henry Whitley, a newspaper publisher with United Publishing Co., died in 1924 in Waxahachie.
The William Henry and Helen Butler Papers, 1901-1946, include letters, notebooks, genealogical materials, legal papers, account books, photographs, albums, membership cards, school report cards, diplomas, maps, newspaper clippings, books, pamphlets, almanacs, and catalogs. The records relate to the history and genealogy of the Butler family and the Whitley family, and contain newspaper clippings concerning World War II. Additionally, the account books, legal papers, clippings, and pamphlets pertain to the United Publishing Company.
The collection is open for research.
William Henry and Helen Butler Whitley Papers, 1901-1946, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
This collection was processed by R. Dahlstrom, January-February 1972. Subsequent revisions were made by Angela R. Olivera, November 1983.
Detailed Description of the Papers