This collection documents the activities and political opinions of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Burroughs was a California-based
science fiction and fantasy author. An outspoken political conservative, he created iconic characters like Tarzan and John
Carter. He was also the oldest US wartime correspondent in World War II, and advocated for Japanese Americans near the end
of the war. The collection spans from 1875 to 1950, and chronicles Burroughs’ time in California, Hawaii, and the greater
Edgar Rice Burroughs was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 1, 1875 to Civil War veteran Major George Tyler Burroughs
and Mary Evaline (Zieger) Burroughs. He graduated from the Michigan Military Academy in 1895, but failed the entrance exam
for the United States Military Academy (West Point). He became an enlisted soldier with the 7th US Cavalry in Fort Grant,
Arizona Territory. In 1897, he was diagnosed with a heart problem and honorably discharged. Burroughs married Emma Hulbert
in January 1900. They had three children: Joan (b. 1908), Hulbert (b. 1909), and John (b. 1913).
12.6 linear feet
(9 record cartons, 4 document boxes, 2 flat storage boxes, 1 shoebox)
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