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
Burl Ives on WorldCat : http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=burl+ives
|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.
ISBN: 9781164494515 OCLC: 786007971 Kessinger Publishing, [Whitefish, Mont.] : [2012?]
ISBN: 1432515438 OCLC: 884562 Whittlesey House 1948