Records consist primarily of the correspondence of Curator of Rare Books and Edgar Rice Burroughs (ERB) scholar George T. McWhorter. As curator of the Burroughs Memorial Collection, the materials focus on topics related to ERB and contain some records of the Burroughs Bibliophiles. The Burroughs Bibliophiles is a nonprofit literary society that was founded to foster ERB's works and creations. The group publishes a quarterly journal, "The Burroughs Bulletin," of which McWhorter was for a time editor, and a monthly newsletter. Materials span McWhorter's career from his appoint at UofL in 1972 through his 2013 retirement. A small portion of the records cover general administrative aspects of the Rare Books Department.
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George T. McWhorter correspondence and Rare Books administrative records, 2019_198. University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections.
George T. McWhorter correspondence and Rare Books administrative records, 2019_198. University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections. https://archivescatalog.library.louisville.edu/repositories/2/resources/640 Accessed November 27, 2021.