Jay Dell Butler interview

Jay Dell Butler interview

Dates: 1985 July 20

Transcript of an interview conducted by Gary Dewey on 20 July 1985 for the Ray Hillam war project. Butler was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Butler was drafted in the United States Army and fought in France during World War II. He told about his experiences in combat. He was in fox holes most of the time, was under fire from mortars, and was wounded in battle. He thought the United States' involvement in the war was justified.

  • Extent: 1 item (19 p.)
  • Creator: Butler, Jay Dell, 1923. -- Dewey, Gary
  • Call Number: MSS SC 3180
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Jay Dell Butler interview must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS SC 3180; Jay Dell Butler interview; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 3180, LTPSC.
Custodial History
These materials were donated to Special Collections by Ray Hillam in 1999.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Ray Hillam; 1999.
Subject Terms
Butler, Jay Dell, 1923-; Military; Mormons--Interviews; Politics, Government, and Law; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--France; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American
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Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Butler (Jay Dell) interview
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Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-09T04:14-0700
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Biographical note

Butler is a veteran of World War II.

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