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Title: Robert E. Butts Papers
Collection Number: ASP.2000.01
Creator: Butts, Robert E.

Collection Dates: 1908-1997
Extent: 15.0 linear feet

Language: English

Robert Earl Butts was a philosopher of science whose research interests included the work of Leibniz, Newton, Galileo, Whewell, and Kant. He spent most of his career as a faculty member at the University of Western Ontario and was active in professional organizations and publications in the history and philosophy of science. The papers consist of biographical materials, including educational documents, early writings and schoolwork, photographs, correspondence, and memorabilia; and professional materials, including correspondence, research and lecture notes, records of publications and professional organizations, and unpublished drafts.