Biography and History

Howard Crosby Butler was an archaeologist and professor of the history of architecture at Princeton University. In his early student days he played leading roles in the first productions of the newly founded Triangle Club and helped organize the college's third eating club, Tiger Inn, whose clubhouse he later designed. He organized and led three archaeological expeditions into the Syrian Desert and two expeditions for the excavation of ancient Sardis, discovering there long-hidden treasures that enriched modern knowledge of Lydian, Greek, Syrian, and Roman civilizations.

Source: From the finding aid for C1026

  • Howard Crosby Butler Correspondence. 1917.

    Call Number: C1026

    Consists of correspondence of Howard Crosby Butler, Princeton professor of the history of architecture, with former students undergoing military training during World War I.