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Redmond A. Burke, American Priest, librarian, educator. Collector pages of incunabula and illuminated manuscripts, American private press books and fine printing M C.


Burke, Redmond A. was born on August 4, 1914 in Missouri Valley, Iowa, United States. Son of James Joseph and Susan Marie (Haffey) Burke.


Bachelor of Arts Illinois, 1935. Master of Arts, University Illinois, 1938. Bachelor of Science in Library Science, Catholic University America, Washington, 1944.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1948.


Ordained priest, Roman Catholic Churchassociate Professor of English, assistant librarian, Dowling College, Des Moines, 1939-1944;associate professor library science and philosophy, Rosary College, River Forest, Illinois, 1944-1951;director libraries, De Paul University, Chicago, 1948-1967;visiting professor, Catholic U. American, 1962-1963;acting director university press, Catholic U. American, 1967-1970;associate professor library science, University of Wisconsin -Oshkosh, 1970-1980;professor library science, University of Wisconsin -Oshkosh, since 1980;coordinator graduate studies, University of Wisconsin -Oshkosh, since 1983. Appointed educational consultant on university libraries education branch United States Military Government, in Germany, 1949. Visiting professor University of Illinois, summers 1970, 71.

Lecturer U. Reading, England, 1984, Manchester Poly Institute, United Kingdom Reading Association, 1985.


  • Collector pages of incunabula and illuminated manuscripts, American private press books and fine printing M C.



Member education committee National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1949-1960. Chairman education committee Community Fund of Chicago, 1953-1954. Board directors Oshkosh Boys Club, since 1980.

Treasurer Winnebago County History Society, since 1982. Fellow Royal Society Literature. Member Manuscript Society (director, chairman public relations committee 1957-1965), Chicago Association Law Libraries (president 1954-1955), Catholic Language Teachers Association (president 1947-1948), Bibliographical Society Ireland, American Library Association, American Association of University Professors, American Philosophical Association, Bibliographical societies American, London, Gutenberg Gesellschaft, Institute Graphic Arts, Illinois Library Association, Medieval Academy American, Modern Language Association, Illinois Catholic Library Association (president 1944-1945, chairman section 1957-1961), Renaissance Society, Winnebago County History Society (treasurer since 1981) Clubs: Century Association (New York City), Groller (New York City).

Arts (Chicago), University (Chicago) (literature committee since 1967), Caxton (Chicago). Rotary (board directors since 1980, president 1983-1984, treasurer since 1991).


James Joseph Burke

Susan Marie (Haffey) Burke