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Carl Burger Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1952

Scope and Contents

The collection contains illustrations and sketches for the children's book Winter-Sleeping Wildlife and a proof for The Incredible Journey, both illustrated by Carl Burger.


  • 1958 - 1961


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be 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. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

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:

"Carl Burger." Something About the Author, Vol. 9. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1976.


1 box

Language of Materials



The collection contains material related to two books illustrated by Carl Burger.

Carl Burger Papers, 1958-1961
Nancy Larsen
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Revision Statements

  • July 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library