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Carl Burger Papers

Summary Information
Title: Carl Burger Papers
Dates: 1958-1961
Creator: Burger, Carl
Extent: unknown
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1952
The collection consists of original art for two titles. It includes proofs, crayon illustrations and charcoal sketches.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.


This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.


Incredible Journey, 1961

Winter-Sleeping Wildlife, 1958

Biographical Sketch

Carl Burger was born in Maryville, TN in 1888. He attended Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee and Stanford University. He graduated from Cornell University with a Batchelors of Architecture in 1912. He also studied for three years at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. He served in the US Army from 1917 to 1920. Burger served as art director for several advertising firms. He also worked as an artist, writer, and illustrator of books and magazines. His work as an artist included large murals for the Bronx Zoo and the New York Aquarium. He died in 1967. Biographical Source: Something About the Author, v. 9, p. 27.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of original art for two titles. It includes proofs, crayon illustrations and charcoal sketches.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Burger, Carl
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Incredible Journey 1961 
Note Burnford, Sheila Every
Boston: Little, Brown, 1961
Box MC 107
illustration proof (1 p.)  Box MC 107
Winter-Sleeping Wildlife 1958 
Note Barker, Will
New York: Harper, 1958
Box MC 107
crayon illustrations (2 p.)  Box MC 107
charcoal sketches for jacket (2 p.)  Box MC 107
proof for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 107