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Vincent Godfrey Burns Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: GTM-000021

Scope and Contents

Collection concerning the literary career of Vincent Godfrey Burns, author, lecturer and poet. Included are manuscripts (including a play titled "World on Fire"), published poetry, programs and handbills, correspondence from Burns to various public officials, and newspaper clippings.


  • 1926 - 1969
  • Majority of material found within 1960 - 1969


Conditions Governing Access

Most manuscripts collections at the Georgetown University Booth Family Center for Special Collections are open to researchers; however, restrictions may apply to some collections. Collections stored off site require a minimum of three days for retrieval. For use of all manuscripts collections, researchers are advised to contact the Booth Family Center for Special Collections in advance of any visit.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers are solely responsible for determining the copyright status of the materials being used, establishing who the copyright owner is, locating the copyright owner, and obtaining permission for intended use.


1 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials


Metadata Rights Declarations

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Vincent Godfrey Burns, sometime prior to 1985.

Related Materials

Additional collections of his papers are held at the University of Maryland, Maryland Historical Society, Columbia University, Syracuse University, and Kent State University.

Vincent Godfrey Burns Papers
John Zarrillo
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

Lauinger Library, 5th Floor
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington DC 20057