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Kim Rogers Burdick
Papers

1990 - 2001

Manuscript Collection Number: 02-11
Extent: 5.2 linear ft.
Content: photographs, files, notebooks, audio cassette tapes, email, newsletters, cards, periodicals, brochures, booklets, correspondence, art, books, posters, calendars, certificates, drawings, and plans
Access: Limited pending completion of processing.

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Biographical Note

As House-Senate Liaison in the Delaware Legislature, Kim Rogers Burdick designed Delaware's Coastal Heritage Greenway proposal , co-ordinated the 1991 Managed Growth Conference for the General Assembly, and initiated the establishment of Sussex County's Business People for the Bays citizens' action group. Prior to this position, she served for two years as Legislative Fellow to the House Natural Resources and Hazardous Waste Committees. During this time she studied Delaware lobbyists at work. The culmination of that study was her M.P.A. thesis, "A Folklorist Looks at Lobbyists". Burdick served as the co-ordinator of the Delaware Folklife Project from 1981-1989. During that time she developed a statewide volunteer group whose goal was to document, promote, and preserve Delaware's traditional culture. Her grant application for a Delaware Cultural Conservation Program in 1991 exhibits her continued efforts to establish a Delaware Folklife Program. She has further advocated the creation of Delaware's folklife program by lecturing extensively on Delaware's cultural history, assisting local historical societies, as well as by educating Delaware teachers. Because of her efforts, the State of Delaware has included funding for a folklorist in the state budget. Mrs. Burdick received an M.P.A. in Agency Management from the College of Urban Affairs at the University of Delaware, an M.A. from the Cooperstown Graduate Programs, a B.A. from State University of New York at Cortland, and a certificate in French from l'Université de Neuchatel, Switzerland.

Source:

Burdick, Kim Rogers. "Bio-Sketch." [1992]. Mss 269 F9.


Scope and Content Note

The Kim Rogers Burdick Papers collection consists of 5.2 linear feet of material spanning dates 1990-2002. The collection includes a variety of material relating to various organizations, including the Delaware Press Association, various hereditary societies, Hispanic Historic Preservation, Quaker Hill, and many more. The material includes photographs, files, notebooks, audio cassette tapes, email, newsletters, cards, periodicals, brochures, booklets, correspondence, art, books, posters, calendars, certificates, drawings, and plans

Related Collections:

Kim Rogers Burdick Papers Related to Delaware Folklife


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