Finding-Aid for the Kenneth Burke Collection (VMF021)


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Table of Contents

Collection Outline

Descriptive Summary

Restrictions

Administrative Information


Collection Outline

Correspondence.

Manuscripts.

Towards Helhaven: Three stages of a vision. [1970: Sept. 30]

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Burke , Kenneth , 1897- , American author.
Title: Kenneth Burke Collection
Quantity: 1 item
Identification: VMF021[Accession: 1118]

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Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

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Administrative Information

Source

Zeitlin & Ver Brugge.

Processing: Dec. 1969.

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1 /Burke(a)

Correspondence.,

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Kenneth Burke to Ralph B. Atkinson, 1963: Feb. 16. (1 item (1 p.): TLS)
Concerns the manuscript which Burke was sending to Atkinson at his request.
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Kenneth Burke to Jacob Zeitlin, 1964: March 17. (1 item (1 p.): TLS)
Concerns an earlier version and the outline of the manuscript sent to Atkinson.

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Manuscripts.,

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Definition of man. , [c. 1961: Nov. 7] Nov. 7, 1961. (1 item (10 pp.): TS)
Draft for a lecture to be given at Antioch college. 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.
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Definition of man., n.d. (1 item (4pp.): MS)
Ms. 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.
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Definition of man., 1963: Feb. (1 item (46 pp.): TS)
Numerous pencil, ts, and blue ink notations and revisions. Signed pp. 45 and 46 in blue ink. Modified version of the essay appeared in Language as symbolic action [University of California Press, 1967]

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Towards Helhaven: Three stages of a vision., [1970: Sept. 30] (1 item (18pp.): Tss [photocopy].)

Text, signed, typescript[photocopy] of an address given in Graham Chapel, Washington University, September 30, 1970 at the annual Honors Day Convocation. Ts. and ms. revision throughout. One page to be inserted attached. Discusses, in satiric vein, pollution ("Wastage") follies of homo sap., extending vision to future life on the moon when the earth has to be abandoned. Numerous political contemplations included. Accession 1227

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