Carl Burger (1888-1967) was an artist and writer of children’s books about animals and natural history. This collection, which includes drafts, research notes and correspondence as well as numerous original illustrations, reflects his talent as an illustrator and his love of the outdoors.
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Carl Burger was born June 18th 1888 in Maryville Tennessee to Joseph Burger ( a banker) and Elizabeth (Knox) Burger. He attended Maryville College in Maryville Tennessee and Stanford University. He received his Bachelor of Archeology from Cornell University. He also studied at the School of Museum of Fine Arts in Boston for three years. He married Margaret Rothery in September 18th, 1920 and they had one child. He served in the military from 1917 to 1920 and earned the rank of Captain. He was a member of the American Museum of Natural History, the New York Zoological Society and the Cornell Club of New York. He died December 1967.
Carl Burger began his career as an artist as the Art Director for the advertising firm of N.W. Ayer and Sons in Philadelphia. In addition to writing and illustrating his own books, he illustrated many books and magazines and created large murals for the Bronx Zoo and the New York Aquarium.
The collection contains manuscripts, published books, numerous illustrations. Also included are manuscripts in their various stages of publication, correspondence, and miscellaneous material pertaining to the publication of manuscripts.
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Preferred Citation :
[Identification of item], Carl Burger Papers, Ax 577, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.
Collection is organized into the following series:
Beaver Skins and Mountain Men
Miscellaneous material for
Beaver Skins and Mountain Men
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Detailed Description of the Collection
Beaver Skins and Mountain Men, New York, Dutton, 1968
Beaver Skins and Mountain Men, second draft, carbon with numerous holograph and pasted-up revisions, 189 p.