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Guide to the Wendell P. Butler papers, 1918-1994, Bulk 1960-1979, 1918

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1997MS443Guide to the Guide to the Wendell P. Butler papers, 1918-1994, Bulk 1960-1979Processed by Jeffrey Suchanek, Lewis Warden, and Teresa Radmonski; machine-readable finding aid created by Jeffrey SuchanekSpecial Collections2005Special CollectionsWendell H. Ford Public Policy Research CenterUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King BuildingLexington, Kentucky40506-0039 USAPhone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?llib_id=13&lweb_id=531University of Kentucky Libraries. All rights reserved.Machine-readable finding aid derived from ${DERIVED}. Date of source: 2007Description is in English.Guide to the Guide to the Wendell P. Butler papers, 1918-1994, Bulk 1960-1979Contact InformationSpecial CollectionsWendell H. Ford Public Policy Research CenterUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King BuildingLexington, Kentucky40506-0039 USAPhone: (859) 257-8634Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?llib_id=13&lweb_id=531Processed by: Jeffrey Suchanek, Lewis Warden, and Teresa RadmonskiFinding aid completed by: 2007Encoded by: Jeffrey SuchanekCopyright 2009 University of Kentucky. All rights reserved.Guide to the Wendell P. Butler papers, 1918-1994, Bulk 1960-19791997MS443Butler, Wendell P., 1912-200031 boxesThe materials are in English.This collection contains materials pertaining to Wendell P. Butler, former Kentucky state senator, Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Commissioner of Agriculture.University of Kentucky Libraries, Special CollectionsThe Wendell P. Butler papers were given to the University of Kentucky by his son, Wendell Ford Butler, in 1994.Collection is open for research.Use Restrictions1997MS443: [identification of item], Guide to the Wendell P. Butler papers, University of Kentucky Archives.EducationAgriculturePoliticsMinimum Foundation Program TobaccoWendell Pace Butler was born on a Metcalfe County farm on December 18, 1912. In his youth, he attended one-room schools in Liletown and Sulphur Well, and he later became a teacher in several small schoolhouses. He graduated from Western Kentucky Teachers College (now Western Kentucky University) in 1936. Just two years later, he was appointed superintendent of Metcalfe County schools. Soon afterward, the United States entered the Second World War, and Butler was inducted into the Navy. He served four years as a naval gunnery officer, earning the Bronze Star for action in the North African invasion. Upon his discharge in 1946, he resumed his position as superintendent. Butler held a number of public service positions, including State Senator (4 terms), State Superintendent of Public Instruction (3 terms), and Commissioner of Agriculture (2 terms). While in the Senate, he served as chairman of the Education Committee, and Governor Julian Carroll later appointed him secretary of the Education and Arts Cabinet. In the meantime, he continued his own education at the University of Kentucky, earning both a master's degree and a doctorate in educational administration. He also received an honorary degree from Murray State University for his role in bringing the North American International Livestock Exposition to Kentucky. Butler considered his greatest contribution to education to be his support of the Minimum Foundation Program, which guaranteed a minimum level of funding to every school district in the state.This collection consists of materials relating to public servant Wendell Pace Butler. Butler held the positions of State Senator, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Commissioner of Agriculture, among others. The collection was donated by his son, Wendell Ford Butler. It consists of 31 boxes divided into 5 main series: General, Scrapbook, Photographic, Audio-Visual, and Memorabilia. Although the materials date from 1918 to 1994, the majority are from the 1960s and 70s. The Butler collection contains a wealth of information about education and agriculture in Kentucky during these two decades.Container ListGeneral seriesThe General series is the largest, spanning boxes 1 to 14. It contains the following major subseries: Adron Doran, Agriculture, Awards, Biographical Information, Correspondence, Democratic Primary Results, Education, Genealogy, Inaugural Souvenirs, Kentucky School Boards Association, Minimum Foundation Program, Miscellaneous, Newspaper Clippings, Press Releases, Publications, Sermon Outline Pamphlets, Speeches, and Speeches by Others.11Adron Doran12Agriculture - General (Folder A)13Agriculture - General (Folder B)14Agriculture - General (Folder C)15Agriculture - General (Folder D)16Agriculture - General (Folder E)17Awards18Biographical Information19Correspondence (Folder A)21Correspondence (Folder B)22Correspondence (Folder C)23Correspondence (Folder D)24Correspondence (Folder E)25Correspondence (Folder F)26Democratic Primary Results 197127Education - Accountability in Education28Education - General (Folder A)31Education - General (Folder B)32Education - General (Folder C)33Education - General (Folder D)34Education - General (Folder E)35Education - General (Folder F)36Education - General (Folder G)37Education - Jefferson County Board-Teachers Association Controversy41Genealogy - Shannon and Butler Family Trees42Inaugural Souvenirs43Kentucky School Boards Association, March 11-13, 196844Minimum Foundation Program - Constitutional Amendment 1 (Folder A)45Minimum Foundation Program - Constitutional Amendment 1 (Folder B)46Minimum Foundation Program - Constitutional Amendment 1 (Folder C)47Minimum Foundation Program - Constitutional Amendment 1 (Folder D)51Minimum Foundation Program - Constitutional Amendment 1 (Folder E)52Minimum Foundation Program - Constitutional Amendment 1 (Folder F)53Miscellaneous (Folder A)54Miscellaneous (Folder B)55Newspaper Clippings56Press Releases57Publications (Folder A)58Publications (Folder B)61Publications (Folder C)62Publications (Folder D)63Publications (Folder E)64Publications (Folder F)65Publications (Folder G)66Publications (Folder H)71Publications (Folder I)72Publications (Folder J)73Publications (Folder K)74Publications (Folder L)75Publications (Folder M)76Publications (Folder N)81Publications (Folder O)82Publications (Folder P)83Publications (Folder Q)84Sermon Outline Pamphlets (Folder A)85Sermon Outline Pamphlets (Folder B)86Sermon Outline Pamphlets (Folder C)87Speeches - Agriculture (Folder A)88Speeches - Agriculture (Folder B)91Speeches - Agriculture (Folder C)92Speeches - Agriculture (Folder D)93Speeches - Agriculture (Folder E)94Speeches - Agriculture (Folder F)95Speeches - Background Information96Speeches - Commencement Speeches (Folder A)97Speeches - Commencement Speeches (Folder B)98Speeches - Education (Folder A)99Speeches - Education (Folder B)101Speeches - Education (Folder C)102Speeches - Education (Folder D)103Speeches - Education (Folder E)104Speeches - Education (Folder F)105Speeches - Education (Folder G)106Speeches - Education (Folder H)107Speeches - Education (Folder I)111Speeches - Education (Folder J)112Speeches - Education (Folder K)113Speeches - Education (Folder L)114Speeches - Education (Folder M)115Speeches - Education (Folder N)116Speeches - Education (Folder O)117Speeches - Education (Folder P)118Speeches - Education (Folder Q)121Speeches - Education (Folder R)122Speeches - Education (Folder S)123Speeches - Education (Folder T)124Speeches - General125Speeches by Others (Folder A)126Speeches by Others (Folder B)127Speeches by Others (Folder C)131Speeches by Others (Folder D)132Speeches by Others (Folder E)133Speeches by Others (Folder F)134Speeches by Others (Folder G)135Speeches by Others (Folder H)136Speeches by Others (Folder I)141Speeches by Others (Folder J)142Speeches by Others (Folder K)143Speeches by Others (Folder L)144Speeches by Others (Folder M)145Speeches by Others (Folder N)146Speeches by Others (Folder O)147Speeches by Others (Folder P)Scrapbook seriesThe Scrapbook series spans boxes 15 to 25. It contains nine scrapbooks, most of which focus on Butler's career as Superintendent of Public Instruction, Commissioner of Agriculture, and Secretary of the Education and Arts Cabinet. There is also a more personal scrapbook containing family photos, some of which date back to Butler's boyhood and early days as a teacher. 151Personal, Friends, and Family Scrapbook161Superintendent of Public Instruction, First Term, 1952-1956171Superintendent of Public Instruction, Second Term, 1960-1963181Commissioner of Agriculture, First Term, 1964-1967191Superintendent of Public Instruction, Third Term, 1968-1971 (Box 1 of 2)201Superintendent of Public Instruction, Third Term, 1968-1971 (Box 2 of 2)211Third Term as Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1968-1971221Commissioner of Agriculture, Second Term, January 1972-December 1975 (Box 1 of 2)231Commissioner of Agriculture, Second Term, January 1972-December 1975 (Box 2 of 2)241Kentucky Agricultural News, 1971-1975251Secretary of Education and Arts Cabinet, 1976-?Photographic seriesThe Photographic series, held in boxes 26 and 27, contains many photographs of Butler and other politicians. Some of the photos are autographed, including ones of Butler, Emerson "Doc" Beauchamp, Edward "Ned" Breathitt, Julian Carroll, Wendell Ford, and Harry Lee Waterfield. 261Man shakes the hand of Wendell P. Butler, who holds an engraved plaque; a member of the press looks on, n.d.262A large group of men sit on the ground in front of a small wooden shack, service vehicles beyond, n.d.263Autographed portrait of Wendell P. Butler, Commissioner of Agriculture, 1975.264Man with pool cue stands behind Wendell P. Butler as he lines up a shot. Social Workers' Conference, Lure Lodge, 1969. Photo was found in a file folder labeled "Commencement Talks."265Group of men, including Wendell P. Butler (front row, third from right), stand together at event, n.d. Photo was in a file folder labeled "Commencement Talks."266Wrapped gifts on table, n.d. Photo was in a file folder labeled "Commencement Talks."267Wendell P. Butler, wearing academic regalia, holds diploma and reaches for handshake with unidentified man; another man stands behind a podium with the seal of Morehead State University. Morehead, July 29, 1976. Photo was in a file folder labeled "Commencement Talks."268Montage of twelve portraits of Wendell P. Butler, n.d. Photo was in a file folder labeled "Commencement Talks."269Man talks to Wendell P. Butler near a coat rack, n.d. Photo was in a file folder labeled "Commencement Talks."2610Wendell P. Butler and two boys sit for portrait, n.d. Photo was in a file folder labeled "Commencement Talks."2611Wendell P. Butler stands behind a monument while holding paper and an envelope. Frankfort, June 25, 1976. Photo was in a file folder labeled "Commencement Talks."2612Man sits in chair; woman stands behind him in doorway, n.d. Photo was in a file folder labeled "Commencement Talks."2613Portrait of Wendell P. Butler, n.d. Photo was in a file folder labeled "Commencement Talks."2614Portrait of Wendell P. Butler, n.d. Photo was in a file folder labeled "Commencement Talks."2615Portrait of Wendell P. Butler, n.d. Photo was in a file folder labeled "Commencement Talks." Written on photo is "Wendell P. Butler 1960-63."2616An unidentified man, Wendell P. Butler, and Julian Carroll stand together at an event, n.d. Photo was in a file folder labeled "Education and Arts Cabinet."2617Portrait of Wendell P. Butler, n.d. Photo was in a file folder labeled "KEA Speech at 1953 Convention."2618Autographed portrait of Julian Morton Carroll, 1975. Photo was found in a folder from the 1975 Gubernatorial Inauguration.2619Portrait of Governor Julian Morton Carroll sitting in front of American and Kentucky flags, 1975. Photo was found in a folder from the 1975 Gubernatorial Inauguration.2620Portrait of Lt. Wendell P. Butler, Miami, Winter 1944. Inscription on back of photo reads, "Lt. J.G. Wendell P. Butler This was made while he was in Miami, Florida going to school. He was there from January 21, 1944 to March 21, 1944." Photo was in a folder from the 1975 Gubernatorial Inauguration.2621Wendell P. Butler stands with two men and two women, n.d.2622Wendell P. Butler and Bert Combs talk, n.d.2623Julian Carroll kneels next to sign reading "Heath High School Home of Gov. and Mrs. Julian Carroll," in front of brick school building. Photo was in a folder from the 1975 Gubernatorial Inauguration.2624Portrait of Martha Layne Collins, Clerk of the Court of Appeals. Martha Layne Collins of Versailles is secretary of the Kentucky Democratic Party and Kentucky's National Committeewoman. She formerly taught in the Jefferson and Woodford County school systems. Photo was in a folder from the 1975 Gubernatorial Inauguration.2625Portrait of Bob Stephens, Attorney General. Lexington attorney Bob Stephens has served as Fayette County Judge since 1969 and is a past secretary-treasurer and president of the Kentucky County Judges Association. He was at the time the president of the Kentucky Association of Counties. Photo was in a folder from the 1975 Gubernatorial Inauguration.2626Portrait of Lieutenant Governor Thelma Stovall, 1975. Photo was in a folder from the 1975 Gubernatorial Inauguration.2627Frances Jones Mills, State Treasurer; Clerk of the Court of Appeals at the time of her election, Frances Jones Mills was the first woman from southeastern Kentucky to serve in the General Assembly. She was president of the National Appellate Court Clerks' Association. Photo was in a folder from the 1975 Gubernatorial Inauguration.2628Portrait of the Carroll family. Back row: Bradley, Kenneth, Patrice; front row: Gov. Carroll, Mrs. (Charlann) Carroll, and Elly. Photo was in a folder from the 1975 Gubernatorial Inauguration.2629Portrait of James B. Graham, Superintendent of Public Instruction. A veteran in the field of education, Dr. James Graham has been superintendent of local school districts in Kentucky for 20 years. He is a native of Bardstown. Photo was in a folder from the 1975 Gubernatorial Inauguration.2630Portrait of Wendell P. Butler, n.d. Photo was in a file folder labeled "Commencement Talks."2631Woman wearing cowboy hat rides horse across track, n.d. Photo was in a file folder labeled "Commencement Talks."2632Man talks to eight women standing just inside doorway, n.d. Photo was in folder labeled "Commencement Talks."2633Portrait of Wendell P. Butler, n.d. Photo was in a file folder labeled "Commencement Talks."2634Wendell P. Butler stands with group on gravel lot, n.d.2635Two men in service uniforms stand behind a seated woman, n.d.2636Portrait of Wendell P. Butler; written on photo is "My friend W.P. Butler." Photo was located in a file folder labeled "Commencement Talks."2637Portrait of Wendell P. Butler, n.d. Photo was located in a file folder labeled "KEA Speech at 1953 Convention."2638Man stands on veranda outside building, n.d.271Wendell H. Ford administration portrait, ca. early 1970s.272State board of education, 1963. First row: Henry Pogue, Keen Johnson, William Justice, R.C. Miller; Second row: Harry S. McAlpin, Wendell P. Butler, Hecht S. Lackey.273Butler family portrait, ca. late 1960s, early 1970s.274Portrait of Governor John Y. Brown Jr. and Phyllis George Brown, ca. 1980.275State board of education, 1962. From left: Henry Pogue, A.C. Miller, Mrs. John H. Walls, Mrs. Frances Armstrong, William Justice, Keen Johnson, George Hart. Wendell P. Butler is seated at desk.276Morehead State University Board of Regents, April 26, 1969. Seated: Dr. W.H. Cartmell, Vice Chairman, Maysville; Wendell P. Butler, Chairman, Frankfort; Charles D. Wheeler, Ashland; Jerry F. Howell, Jackson; B.F. Reed, Drift; Standing: William A. Bradford, President of the Student Council, Greenup; Lloyd Cassidy, Ashland; President Adron Doran; Cloyd McDowell, Harlan; Franklin M. Mangrum, Faculty Representative, Morehead.277Butler family portrait, n.d.278Portrait of Wendell H. Ford, with inscription reading "To: The man with the pretty name, Wendell Butler. Best wishes, Wendell Ford."279Portrait of Julian Carroll seated at desk, ca. early 1970s. Photograph is autographed with inscription, "To my good friend Wendell Butler, Julian Carroll, Lt. Governor."2710Portrait of Julian Carroll in front of American and Kentucky flags, autographed with inscription "To a great friend and loyal supporter, Wendell Butler."2711Portrait of Julian Carroll in front of American and Kentucky flags, ca. 1974.2712Portrait of Emerson "Doc" Beauchamp, autographed with inscription reading "To my long-time friend, the 'little fat Prof.'"2713John Y. Brown, Jr. and wife Phyllis George Brown stand together in Governor's Mansion, n.d.2714Portrait of Harry Lee Waterfield, n.d. Photograph is autographed with inscription, "To Wendell P. Butler, with every good wish."2715Gov. Wendell Ford and Lt. Gov. Julian Carroll pose with their cabinet, including Wendell P. Butler, ca. 1971.2716Earle Clements and Gov. Wetherby stand with the Kentucky Senate, 1950.2717Wendell P. Butler sits at a desk; five men and two women stand around him, n.d.2718Bert Combs stands with one hand on Wendell P. Butler's shoulder with a large group of men, including John Breckinridge and Wendell Ford, ca. 1959.2719Portrait of Wilson W. Wyatt, n.d.2720Portrait of Lawrence W. Wetherby, n.d.2721Portrait of Bert Combs, n.d.2722Portrait of Wendell Ford, autographed with inscription reading, "To: The man with the pretty name, Wendell Butler."2723Portrait of Edward T. Breathitt, autographed with inscription reading "To my friend Wendell Butler, a fine Commissioner of Agriculture."2724Composite of the 1960 Kentucky House of Representatives.Audio-Visual seriesThe Audio-Visual series, held in boxes 28 and 29, consists primarily of audio cassettes, although there are also some audio and film reels. Topics discussed include education, the Minimum Foundation Program, Kentucky Educational Television, and the Blind Bureau. The series contains several home audio recordings and a few teaching materials. 281Home recordings.282Teacher tape for classroom French language lessons.283Teacher tape for classroom French language lessons.284Kentucky Minimum Foundation Program, Dec. 21, 1976.285Wendell P. Butler interview, February 2, 1977; with William E. Ellis for the Robert R. Martin oral history project of the Eastern Kentucky University archives division. Butler and Ellis discuss Robert R. Martin, the position of Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Minimum Foundation Program, and education in Kentucky.286Testimony before Kentucky Assembly committee regarding the Blind Bureau, ca. 1976287Recording of various piano compositions made on a cold Sunday morning.288Interview with Wendell P. Butler about Western Kentucky University and Kentucky education, November 22, 1977.289Recordings of jazz music (Mayhard Furgeson?)2810Testimony in front of a governmental body regarding the Henderson school district.2811Recording of a committee meeting regarding the budget and personnel of the Blind Bureau.2812Speech by Wendell P. Butler regarding the Minimum Foundation Program.2813Wendell P. Butler speaks about KET and the Kentucky Historic Commission.2814Butler family home music recordings.291Drivers' education film "Will it be Go?"292Kentucky Council of Education "Dollars and Sense"Memorabilia seriesThe Memorabilia series is the last in the collection, spanning boxes 30 and 31. It consists primarily of certificates awarded to Butler. Also included are several invitations and programs, and a variety of campaign materials (flyers, posters, brochures, and business cards). 301Kentucky Bicentennial Souvenir with portraits of all Kentucky Governors, along with brief descriptions of each.302Program from the Robert R. Martin tribute dinner, September 16, 1976.303Program from the October 21, 1968 inauguration of Harry M. Sparks as president of Murray State University.304Invitation to the Kentucky Bicentennial Ball and Gala Celebration.305Program from the Kentucky Bicentennial Ball and Gala Celebration.306Program from the October 11, 1963 inauguration of Carl McClellan Hill as president of Kentucky State College.307Certificate signed by Governor Lawrence W. Wetherby, appointing Wendell P. Butler a member of the Southern Regional Education Board from March 14, 1952 to June 30, 1956. Mounted to a large piece of paper; on the reverse side of the paper is an invitation from Governor and Mrs. Wilkinson to the "Run for the Roses."308Photo of a group including Wendell P. Butler outside a building at Western Kentucky University. Mounted below the photo is a letter from Paul B. Cook, executive vice president for administrative affairs at Western Kentucky University; on the reverse side of the page is a certificate identifying Butler as a member of the Kentucky Historical Society.309Certificate identifying Wendell P. Butler as a member of the KET Advisory Committee. Taped to a piece of paper; on the reverse side of the page is a certificate identifying Butler as a member of the Honorary Society of Kentucky Mountain Men.3010Certificate identifying Wendell P. Butler as a member of the Kentucky Association of School Administrators. Taped to a piece of paper; on the reverse side of the page is a certificate identifying Butler as an official plug puller.3011Certificate honoring Wendell P. Butler for his service to vocational education in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Taped to a piece of paper; on the reverse side of the page is a certificate identifying Butler as an honorary member of the Louisville Area Beekeeper Association.3012Certificate identifying Wendell P. Butler as an honorary member of the Morehead State University Agriculture Club. Taped to a piece of paper; on the reverse side of the page is a certificate from the Kentucky Rehabilitation Association, naming Butler as the recipient of the Ben F. Coffman award.3013Certificate honoring Wendell P. Butler for his support of the Kentucky Democratic Party. Taped to a piece of paper.3014Certificate commissioning Wendell P. Butler as an admiral in the Department for Natural Resources and Environmental Protection. Taped to a piece of paper.3015Certificate verifying that Wendell P. Butler received the greatest number of votes for the position of Superintendent of Public Instruction on November 6, 1951. Taped to a piece of paper; on the reverse side of the page is a certificate signed by Edward T. Breathitt, commissioning Butler as a Kentucky Colonel.3016Certificate appointing Wendell P. Butler a member of the Kentucky Commission on Employ the Handicapped. Taped to a piece of paper.3017Certificate commissioning Wendell P. Butler as a Kentucky Colonel. Signed by Drexell R. Davis (acting for Julian Carroll); taped to a piece of paper.3018Invitation to an open house honoring W.M. Watkins on his 100th birthday. Taped to a piece of paper.3019Certificate commissioning Wendell P. Butler as a rear admiral in the Salt River Navy.3020Certificate awarding Wendell P. Butler a key to My Old Kentucky Home.3021Certificate appointing Wendell P. Butler a member of the Kentucky Farm Development Authority.3022Certificate naming Wendell Butler an Arkansas Traveler.3023Certificate naming Wendell Butler an honorary citizen of the state of Florida.3024Certificate honoring Wendell Butler for his work on the Kentucky Air Pollution Control Commission.3025Certificate honoring Wendell Butler for his service to the Farm Incentive Program.3026Certificate appointing Wendell Butler an ex-officio member of the executive committee of the Governor's Economic Development Commission.3027Certificate naming Wendell P. Butler Honorary Chief of Police in Shively, Kentucky.3028Certificate honoring Wendell P. Butler, from the Council of State Governments.3029Certificate certifying that Wendell P. Butler was officially elected Superintendent of Public Instruction.3030Certificate from the Department of Conservation, commissioning Wendell P. Butler as an admiral of the fleet of pleasure boats cruising the waterways of Kentucky.3031Certificate certifying that Wendell P. Butler was officially elected Superintendent of Public Instruction.3032Certificate appointing Wendell P. Butler to a term as Commissioner of Agriculture.3033Certificate naming Wendell P. Butler a member of the Constitutional Revision Study Group.3034Certificate verifying that Wendell P. Butler received the greatest number of votes in the November 1963 election for the position of Commissioner of Agriculture, Labor and Statistics.3035Certificate verifying that Wendell P. Butler received the greatest number of votes in the November 1967 election for the position of Superintendent of Public Instruction.3036Certificate verifying that Wendell P. Butler received the greatest number of votes in the November 1971 election for the position of Commissioner of Agriculture, Labor and Statistics.3037Certificate appointing Wendell Butler as a delegate to the White House Conference on Aging.3038Certificate certifying that Wendell P. Butler was officially elected Superintendent of Public Instruction.3039Certificate granting Wendell P. Butler membership in the Golden Anniversary Club of Western Kentucky University.3040Award of Merit presented to Wendell P. Butler for leadership and service to the Commonwealth while serving as Commissioner of Agriculture.3041Certificate honoring Wendell P. Butler for his contribution to the Kiwanis Club International.3042Certificate naming Wendell Butler an honorary member of the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association.3043Certificate identifying Wendell P. Butler as a Founder Exhibitor at the First National Farm Machinery Show.3044Certificate from the Arts Club of Louisville, honoring Wendell P. Butler for his leadership and service in support of the arts.3045Certificate honoring Wendell P. Butler for his outstanding diplomacy in State Government.3046Certificate commissioning Wendell P. Butler as a Kentucky Colonel. Signed by Edward T. Breathitt.3047Certificate honoring Wendell P. Butler for his service to the vocational agriculture program.3048Certificate commissioning Wendell P. Butler as a Kentucky Colonel. Signed by Lawrence Wetherby.3049Certificate reappointing Wendell Butler as a member of the Economic Development Commission.3050Certificate commissioning Wendell P. Butler as a Kentucky Colonel. Signed by Julian Carroll.3051Certificate certifying Wendell P. Butler as the duly elected Commissioner of Agriculture.3052Certificate naming Wendell P. Butler an honorary Squire of the Coon Range.311Campaign card for Wendell P. Butler's run for Commissioner of Agriculture.312Campaign card for Wendell P. Butler's run for State Senator.313Mini-booklet from Wendell P. Butler's campaign for State Senator.314Postcard featuring the poem "In Kentucky," paintings of wildlife, and a painting of a man holding a glass of amber-colored liquid.315Booklet entitled "A History of the Democratic Party."316Room service menu and guest service directory for the Seelbach Hotel in Louisville.317Booklet entitled "The Mansion Saved," about the restoration of the Governor's Mansion.318Crayoned image of Kentucky with message "Education will lead toA Greater Kentucky."319Booklet of campaign cards for Wendell Butler's campaign for State Superintendent of Public Instruction.3110Green campaign card from Wendell Butler's campaign for State Superintendent of Public Instruction.3111Small brochure promoting Pearl Frances Runyon for State Treasurer.3112Reprint of the May 1983 issue of Rural Kentuckian.3113"News Round-Up" brochure promoting Wilson W. Wyatt for governor.3114Three maps of Kentucky with counties identified.3115Outline of the Democrats' 10-point program for farming progress.3116Yellow campaign card for Wendell P. Butler's run for State Superintendent of Public Instruction.3117Brochure from Robert R. Martin's campaign for Superintendent of Public Instruction.3118Brochure from Wendell P. Butler's campaign for Superintendent of Public Instruction.3119Message of sympathy for the death of Edna Butler, sent to Wendell Butler from the members of Capital City Methodist Church.3120Bound fliers from Wendell P. Butler's campaign for Superintendent of Public Instruction.3121Flyer from Wendell P. Butler's primary campaign for Commissioner of Agriculture.3122Certificate commissioning Wendell Butler as a general in the West Virginia Progress Corps.3123Certificate honoring Wendell Butler for his contributions to agriculture and rural development.3124Poster promoting Wendell P. Butler for Commissioner of Agriculture.3125Campaign poster from Wendell P. Butler's run for Commissioner of Agriculture.3126Book of highlights from the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Council of State Governments.3127Certificate of appreciation for Wendell Butler from the Milestone Club.3128Certificate of appreciation for Wendell Butler from the Governor's Commission on Agriculture.3129Certificate appointing Wendell P. Butler an ex-officio member of the State Archives and Records Commission.3130Certificate naming Wendell Butler a member of the Economic Development Commission.3131Certificate appointing Wendell P. Butler to the National Advisory Board of the United States Association of Television Viewers.3132Certificate granting Wendell P. Butler honorary life membership in the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America.3133Certificate appointing Wendell Butler an honorary page, on the motion of Representative James E. Bruce.3134Campaign poster from Wendell P. Butler's run for Commissioner of Agriculture.3135Certificate appointing Wendell P. Butler a member and chairman of the Kentucky State Board of Agriculture.3136Certificate appointing Wendell P. Butler an ex-officio member of the Governor's Council on Agriculture.3137Certificate appointing Wendell P. Butler Secretary of the Education and Arts Cabinet.3138Certificate naming Wendell P. Butler an admiral of the Great Navy of the State of Nebraska.3139Poster commemorating the 20th anniversary of KET.Guide to the Wendell P. Butler papers, 1918-1994, Bulk 1960-1979