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Collection of Burdett Gardner Materials

Identifier: CAMS GARDNER-1

Scope and Contents

Collection contains one letter to Irene Cooper Willis and one typescript manuscript on Vernon Lee, both dated 1953.


  • 1953.
  • 1953 - 1953


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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials to be used on site during regular Special Collections hours or by appointment. Photocopying or scanning may be possible at discretion of staff for nominal fee. Digital cameras are permitted. Materials may be protected by copyright.

Biographical / Historical

Burdett H. Gardner was born Aug. 14, 1917 in Ashland, Maine and died in 2010. He graduated from Colby College in 1939 and received a B.S. degree from Boston University in 1940 and served in the U.S. Army's Signal Intelligence Service Japanese cryptography effort from 1942 to 1946. In 1954, he received a PhD degree in English Literature from Harvard University. He taught at colleges and universities throughout the United States and was a professor of English at Monmouth University from 1964 up to his retirement in 1984. He is the author of The Lesbian Imagination (Victorian Style): A Psychological and Critical Study of "Vernon Lee. "


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Collection contains one letter to Irene Cooper Willis and one typescript manuscript on Vernon Lee, both dated 1953.


Materials arranged in three series: Correspondence from Burdett Gardner, Correspondence to Burdett Gardner, Manuscripts.

Custodial History

Materials acquired via gift or purchase.

Finding Aid to the Collection of Burdett Gardner Materials
Colby College Special Collections, Waterville, Maine
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Colby College Archives Repository

Special Collections & Archives (SC&A), located in Miller Library, is the college’s repository for historically and culturally -significant materials, including the college archives. Our fabulous materials range in date from the 12th to the 21st centuries and represent a wide range of formats. We fully support Colby’s academic program and innovative pedagogies through aspirational collection development, faculty and student engagement, teaching and exhibition.