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Richard Butler Papers
- 1984-2001 (Creation)
6 records storage boxes (6 linear feet); 1 document box (.5 linear feet)
Name of creator
Dr. Richard Butler, Professor Emeritus of Economics, taught at Trinity University for 34 years. During his first year Butler was assigned chairmanship of the General Education Committee during the process of developing and adopting a new common curriculum. He served on the University Common Curriculum Committee from 1982-2001. He also served as chair of the Economics Department for 12 years, was Acting Director of Urban Studies for a time, chair of Business Administration for three years, and as the founding Interim Dean of the School of Business. He retired from teaching in 2016 and as of 2020 is the University’s Alumni Engagement Coordinator.
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Scope and content
This collection consists of meeting agendas and minutes, memoranda, notes, and reports regarding Trinity University’s faculty senate and assembly, the General Education Committee, the University Common Curriculum Committee, curricular reviews, the 1995-1996 self-study, and material from the Behavioral and Administrative Studies Division Council.
System of arrangement
Series 1: Faculty Senate; 1982-2000
Series 2: Faculty Assembly; 1982-2005
Series 3: University Common Curriculum Committee; 1982-2001
Series 4: General Education Committee; 1983-1984
Series 5: Behavioral and Administrative Studies Division Council; 1986-1993
Series 6: Self-Study; 1995-1996
Series 7: Curricular Review; 2001- 2012
Series 8: Commission on Graduate Studies; 1982-1986
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Conditions governing access
This collection is open and available to the public for research in the Special Collections & Archives reading room. The materials are non-circulating.
Conditions governing reproduction
The materials in this collection may be protected by copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). The materials are available for personal, educational, and scholarly use. It is the responsibility of the researcher to locate and obtain permission from the copyright owner or his or her heirs for any other use, such as reproduction and publication.
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Related archival materials
- Citation: Dr. Richard Butler Papers. UA0145. Coates Library Special Collections & Archives, Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas).
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Finding Aid created by student assistant Alden Eckman, May 2021.
Processing completed by Abra Schnur and student assistant Alden Eckman, Spring 2020 and May 2021