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Vincent Godfrey Burns Papers

Collection Summary

Repository
University of Vermont Libraries Special Collections Burlington, Vermont 05405-3596
Creator
Burns, Vincent Godfrey, 1893-
Title
Vincent Godfrey Burns Papers
Shelf location
Special Collections, Bailey/Howe Library.
Language
English
Abstract
The collection contains essays, poetry, a play entitled "World on Fire," correspondence newspaper clippings and copies of his articles, and assorted brochures, broadsides and memorabilia concerned with the poet's career as Laureate.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Collection, Special Collections, University of Vermont Library.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections © 1998 

Access:

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights:

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Manuscripts.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Vincent Godfery Burns, August 1969.

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Biographical Notes

Vincent Godfrey Burns, "Poet Laureate of Maryland," is an occasional poet whose work is primarily concerned with contemporary political and social matters. There is a "homespun" quality about his subjects and their treatment. He founded and edited The Rainbow, a Maryland poetry magazine, and contributed a series of interviews to "The Evening Capitol" newspaper.

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Scope and Content

The collection contains essays, poetry, a play entitled "World on Fire," correspondence newspaper clippings and copies of his articles, and assorted brochures, broadsides and memorabilia concerned with the poet's career as Laureate. There are also several copies of The Rainbow and a copy of  Thirteen Songs, a music book written jointly with Vida Brunner. The original arrangement and subject categories have been retained.

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