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Personal papers of Josephine Burnham

 Collection — Box: 1
Call Number: PP 57


Burnham taught English at the University of Kansas from 1915-1945. This collection consists of talks she gave, publications, diaries, photographs, and miscellaneous writings.


  • Creation: 1915 - 1945


Conditions Governing Access

These materials are stored in the KU Annex off-site storage area.

All researchers interested in reviewing this material must consult Spencer Research Library Public Services staff (785-864-4334 or, 9-5 M-F CST) no less than three days in advance of a planned visit. Be advised that drop-in requests for this material cannot be accommodated.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Josephine Burnham

Burnham received her undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago in 1901 and her Ph.D. from the University of Yale in 1910. She joined the faculty of the University of Kansas in 1915 in the Department of English, reaching full Professor status in 1928. She retired in 1945.


.5 Linear Feet (1 document case)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

PP 57

Physical Location

Annex (Contact Spencer Library Public Services)

Related Materials

Consult library staff regarding the availability of related photographs, biographical files, and scrapbooks.

Guide to the Josephine M. Burnham Collection
Personal papers of Josephine Burnham
Finding aid prepared by ad, 2005. Finding aid encoded by ad, 2005. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2021.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
Personal papers of Josephine M. Burnham, University Archives, PP 57, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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