Donated by Olive W. Burt in 1966.
Noncirculating; available for research.
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Born Olive Woolley on May 26, 1894 in Ann Arbor Michigan, Olive started her career early, saying, "As a child I began to write for a very good reason: it was the only way I had to earn spending money...Several newspapers, such as the San Francisco Examiner, paid a dollar - sometimes two dollars - for verses. I discovered I could write verses that they would buy - and my career was settled." She received a BA at the University of Utah and later studied at Columbia University. On June 7, 1922 she married Clinton Ray Burt and later had three children, Eda Forsyth, Beverly Anne and Clinton Robin. Her career led her in many paths, from a teacher for 13 years to editor-librarian of two publications, the Salt Lake Tribune from 1927-1945 and Desert News from 1947-1957. She also taught creative writing at the University of Utah in 1947 and adult education classes at the Brigham Young University form 1958-1959. She was a member of 5 writing associations as well as two historical societies. Her writing and teaching led her to receive 7 different awards for both her adult and children's materials. Olive Woolley Burt has published over 45 books and numerous short stories, articles, poems, and plays.
This collection contains the typescript, paste-up dummy, page proofs, and galleys for I Am an American.
A. BookI AM AN AMERICAN by Olive W. Burt (New York: John Day, 1965). 1/1 Typescript, corrected and marked for typesetter, 77 pp. 1/2 Paste-up dummy, 11 pp. 1/3 Galley, marked set, dated November 5, 1963, 1-27 pp. 1/4 Page proofs, 8-93 pp.
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