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Ben Lucien Burman papers, ca. 1940 - ca. 1963, 1940

Part of Ben Lucien Burman papers, ca. 1940 - ca. 1963

kukm1m50m39Guide to the Ben Lucien Burman papers, ca. 1940-ca. 1960Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric WeigSpecial CollectionsManuscriptsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky40506-0039 USAPhone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3 Copyright 2002University of Kentucky Libraries. All Rights Reserved.Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARC Database Date of source: n.d.Description is in English.Guide to the Ben Lucien Burman papers, ca. 1940-ca. 1960Collection number: 1M50M39, 1M51M28, 1M52M11, 1M52M58, 1M55M72, 1M57M27, 1M58M28, 1M59M12, 1M61M1, #160, AAK0186LMContact InformationSpecial CollectionsManuscriptsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky40506-0039Phone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3Processed by: Archives StaffEncoded by: Eric Weig Copyright 2002 University of Kentucky. All Rights Reserved.Ben Lucien Burman papers, ca. 1940 - ca. 1963 1M50M39, 1M51M28, 1M52M11, 1M52M58, 1M55M72, 1M57M27, 1M58M28, 1M59M12, 1M61M1, #160, AAK0186LMBurman, Ben Lucien, 1896-7.5 cubic ft.None online. Must visit contributing institution.The materials are in English.University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506Burman, Ben Lucien. Gifts, ca. 1940-ca. 1960.Collection is open for research.Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky.[Identification of item], Ben Lucien Burman papers, ca. 1940-ca. 1960, 1M50M39, 1M51M28, 1M52M11, 1M52M58, 1M55M72, 1M57M27, 1M58M28, 1M59M12, 1M61M1, #160, AAK0186LM, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.Author, journalist. Ben Lucien Burman was born in Covington, Ky, served in World War I, and graduated from Harvard in 1920. He was a reporter with newspapers in Boston, Cincinnati, and New York, and was a correspondent from Africa and the Middle East during World War II. He also wrote books, both fiction and non-fiction, depicting life along the Mississippi River. He married Alice Caddy, the illustrator of many of his books, in 1927. Burman died in 1984.These papers consist mainly of drafts of articles, short stories, and novels written by Burman. Included are drafts and/or proofs of many of Burman's works, including THE FOUR LIVES OF MUNDY TOLLIVER; ROOSTER CROWS FOR DAY; CHILDREN OF NOAH; IT'S A BIG COUNTRY; SEVEN STARS FOR CATFISH BEND; BLOW FOR A LANDING; HIGH WATER AT CATFISH BEND; THE STREET OF THE LAUGHING CAMEL; IT'S A BIG CONTINENT; and THE OWL HOOTS TWICE AT CATFISH BEND; also of several articles published in THE SATURDAY REVIEW OF LITERATURE, including "The Cult of Unintelligibility", "Music on the Mississippi", "Tolliver's Travels", and "Unnatural Natural History"; and several other articles, including "This I Believe." Also included are a number of original drawings by Alice Caddy.Also included (in 61M1) are a microfilm copy (negative, 16mm) of one of the manuscript copies of THE STREET OF THE LAUGHING CAMEL, and a set of phonograph records containing a copy of the manuscript dictated by Burman.Minimal level of organization.Caddy, Alice illustrator.American fiction--20th century.Mississippi River in literature.Ben Lucien Burman papers, ca. 1940 - ca. 1963