Accession GA220 - Virgil Burnett fonds : 2012 accrual.

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Virgil Burnett fonds : 2012 accrual.

General material designation

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

  • Source of title proper: Title based on contents of the fonds.

Level of description

Accession

Reference code

SCA101-GA220

Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area

Date(s)

  • [19--]-2012 (Creation)
    Creator
    Burnett, Virgil

Physical description area

Physical description

63 cm of textual records and other material

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator

(1928-2012)

Biographical history

Born in Kansas in 1928, Virgil Burnett was an author, illustrator, and instructor whose work has been widely published in North America and Europe. He received his undergraduate education at Columbia University in New York, where he studied with Edward Melcarth, a Social Realist painter. In 1950, he was drafted, trained as a combat engineer, and sent to Europe where he served for two years in a propaganda company as an artist-illustrator. After his military service, he attended graduate school at Berkeley, taking a master's degree in Art History. When a Fulbright scholarship took Burnett to Paris in 1956, he encountered other expat artists including David Hill, whom he remained close friends with until Hill's death in 1977. Burnett also met Maurice Darantiere, a French publisher who made him aware of the expressive possibilities of the book arts. By 1960, he was working primarily as an illustrator. In the 1970s, he began as a professor in the Fine Arts department at the University of Waterloo. Burnett died in 2012

Custodial history

Scope and content

Accrual consists of material relating to the artistic and literary career of Virgil Burnett. Includes sketchbooks with illustrations and life drawings; commonplace books with original works as well as copied quotations, passages and ephemera; manuscripts; poetry and plays; as well as writings by others given to Burnett.

Notes area

Physical condition

Extent is measured in linear meters of shelf space as occupied by the accrual.
Some materials in spiral bound and hardbound books.
Includes five sketchbooks.

Immediate source of acquisition

Donated posthumously by Maud McInery Burnett in 2012.

Arrangement

The series structure follows that of the original finding aid so not all series numbers appear.

Arranged in four series as follows:

4.3. Works by Virgil Burnett;
4.11. Sketchbooks;
4.12. Commonplace Books;
5.1. Works by Others.

Language of material

  • English
  • French
  • Italian

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Associated materials

Related materials

Accruals

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules or conventions

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Description by Jessica Blackwell, Fall 2012.

Language of description

Script of description

Sources

Accession area