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Special Collections: Literary History

Burke Collection Overview

The Kenneth Burke papers contain the personal and professional papers of the philosopher of language Kenneth Duva Burke (1897-1993). Spanning over eight decades, from 1906 to 1993, the multifaceted papers illuminate not only the personal and intellectual life of Burke, but also the lives of his correspondents, many of them major twentieth-century figures. There are three sections to the Burke papers, and each covers a different time period of his career.