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Burl Ives

Born: June 14, 1909, in Hunt City Township, Illinois
Died: April 14, 1995, in Anacortes, Washington

Pen Name: None

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

Biography: 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

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers; Children; Children; Young adult readers

Burl Ives on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

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

Lorenz Press, Dayton : ©1976.

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

Transaction Publishers, New Brunswick, NJ : 2000.

  Wayfaring stranger
ISBN: 9781164494515 OCLC: 786007971

Kessinger Publishing, [Whitefish, Mont.] : [2012?]

Wayfaring stranger
ISBN: 1432515438 OCLC: 884562

Whittlesey House 1948