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Guide to the Vincent Godfrey Burns Papers
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Description
In 1969 the UCSB Library purchased several autographed books and a small amount of manuscript material from the author, Vincent Godfrey Burns. Burns had lived in Santa Barbara for a time and several of his poems were inspired by or have references to Santa Barbara.
Background
Vincent Godfrey Burns (1893-1979) was born in Brooklyn, New York, and educated at Pennsylvania State College (B.S., 1916), Harvard University (A.M., 1917), Union Theological Seminary (B.D., 1922), and Columbia University (post-graduate study, 1922-1925). He enlisted in the U.S. Army, 1918, and served on the staff of General Foote, 163rd F.A. Brigade, First Army Corps A.E.F. in France. He was a poet, Congregationalist minister, journalist, literary editor, public speaker, and screenwriter. In 1962 he was appointed Poet Laureate of Maryland.
Extent
4 linear feet (1 box)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
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