Individual Author Record
Name: Burl IvesPen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT C:CHILD C:CHILD C:YA Born: June 14, 1909, in Hunt City Township, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionBurl Ives was born in Hunt City Township and attended Eastern Illinois University.
Biographical and Professional InformationWhile 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.
*''Wayfaring Stranger'', Whittelsey House, 1948*''Burl Ives Song Book'', Ballentine, 1953*''Tales of America'', World, 1954*''Sailing on a Very Fine Day'', Rand McNally, 1954*''Song in America: Our Musical Heritage'', 1962*''Guitar for Beginners'', Lorenz Press, 1976