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Burge, Russell David



  • Existence: 1892 - 1980

Russell David Burge was born April 15, 1892, in Watertown, South Dakota. He served with the U. S. Army in France during World War I. After two years as an undergraduate at Northwestern he married Sylvia Swensen on June 10, 1926, and in 1927 began working for Northwestern. He retired from the University's accounting department in 1961 and lived in Evanston until his death on June 19, 1980.

Beginning at the end of World War I, and especially after his retirement, Burge wrote a variety of novels and short stories. One novel, Life in the Ark, was published by Harrison-Hilton in 1940.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Russell D. Burge (1892-1980) Papers

Identifier: 55/11
Abstract The Russell D. Burge Papers, including one folder of biographical material and one folder of correspondence, consist in their bulk of drafts of Burge's novels and short stories. The biographical material includes a genealogical sheet, information compiled for Burge's retirement dinner, and the 1982 “Burge Christmas Greeting”. The correspondence consists of letters to and from a correspondence course teacher and several literary agents. The drafts of five novels and thirty three short stories...