Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Burl Ives  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born: June 14, 1909, in Hunt City Township, Illinois

Died: April 14, 1995, in Anacortes, Washington

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Illinois Connection

Burl Ives was born in Hunt City Township and attended Eastern Illinois University.

Biographical and Professional Information

While not an academic folklorist, Ives was dedicated to preserving the American folk tradition. Ives attended Eastern Illinois University as well as Julliard in the 1930's. Ives was described by another Illinois author, Carl Sandburg, as "the mightiest ballad singer of any country." In addition, Ives is well remembered as an actor on the stage, in motion pictures and as a writer.


Illinois Author of the Year, Illinois Association of Teachers of English, 1983

Selected Titles At Your Library

Burl Ives' guitar for beginners.
ISBN: 0893280038. OCLC Number: 2751238

Lorenz Press,. .

Burl Ives' tales of America
ISBN: 1412813050. OCLC Number: 79181439

Transaction Publishers,. .

Wayfaring stranger
ISBN: 1432515438. OCLC Number: 884562

Whittlesey House. .

Wayfaring stranger
ISBN: 9781164494515. OCLC Number: 786007971

Kessinger Publishing,. .