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Kenneth Burke Collection, 1961-1971

Collection Overview

Title: Kenneth Burke Collection, 1961-1971

Predominant Dates:1961: November 7 - 1971

ID: MS/VMF/vmf021

Creator: Burke, Kenneth (1897-1993)

Extent: 9.0 Items

Languages: English [eng]

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Source: Purchased from Zeitlin & Ver Brugge (accession 1118) and gift (accession 1227)

Preferred Citation: Name of the Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections

Processing Information: Accession 1118 processed December, 1969.  Accession 1227 processed October, 1970.  Clipping processed December, 1971.


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Correspondence, 1963-1964Add to your cart.
Item 1: Typed letter, signed from Kenneth Burke to Ralph B. Atkinson, concerning the manuscript which Burke was sending to Atkinson at his request.  Accession 1118., 1963: February 16Add to your cart.
Typed letter, signed.  1 page
Item 2: Typed letter signed, from Kenneth Burke to Jacob Zeitlin concerning an earlier version and the outline of the manuscript sent to Atkinson.  Accession 1118., 1964: March 17Add to your cart.
Typed letter, signed. 1 page.
Series 2: Manuscripts, 1961-1963Add to your cart.
Item 1: Definition of Man. Typescript draft for a lecture to be given at Antioch college, November 7, 1961.  Phrases and particular words circled to indicate the topics for `spontaneous' lecturing, see Burke to Zeitlin, 1964, above. Numerous notations and revisions in blue ink, and some pencil throughout. Page numbered 2-a worked in the same manner as draft pages but on smaller paper.  Accession 1118., c. 1961: November 7Add to your cart.
Typescript draft. 10 pages.
Item 2: Definition of Man. Manuscript outline. Blue ink on yellow paper. Numbers at right side in blue ink indicate the approximate page in the draft that the outlined ideas will be found. (These numbers are three ahead of the numbers listed on the outline). The outline stops with V, page 28 of the manuscript.  Accession 1118., no dateAdd to your cart.
Manuscript outline.  4 pages.
Item 3: Definition of Man. Typescript draft. Numerous pencil, typescript and blue ink notations and revisions. Signed page 45 and 46 in blue ink. Modified version of the essay appeared in Language as Symbolic Action [University of California Press, 1967].  Accession 1118., 1963: FebruaryAdd to your cart.
Typescript draft. 46 pages.
Item 4: Towards Helhaven: Three Stages of a Vision.  Text, signed, typescript [photocopy] of an address given in Graham Chapel, Washington University, September 30, 1970 at the annual Honors Day Convocation. Typescript and manuscript revision throughout. One page to be inserted attached. Discusses, in satiric vein, pollution ("Wastage") follies of homo sapiens extending vision to future life on the moon when the earth has to be abandoned. Numerous political contemplations included. Accession 1227., 1970: September 30Add to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy]. 18 pages.
Series 3: Clippings, 1970-1971Add to your cart.
Three clippings concerning Burke