The Burton mss., 1940-1967 and 1976, are the papers of Lindley James Burton, 1921-1968, professor of Mathematics at Lake Forest College, Illinois, concerning various phases of the work of the United World Federalists movement in Illinois. Other organizational letterhead stationery in the collection include Campaign for a World Constitution, Conference upon Research and Education in world government (CURE), Federal Union, Inc., United Citizens' Committee for Freedom of Residence, and War Resisters League. Among the materials are correspondence, financial reports, membership lists and officers' directory. Much of the correspondence is that exchanged between Burton, Foster Parmelee, 1897- , educator of New York City, and Henry Philip Isely, 1915- , integrative engineer, of Denver, Colorado.
The correspondents are Marjorie Barter, Thomas C. Breitner, Lindley James Burton, Robert Clark, Nell Lothrop Forstall, Donald S. Frey, Gerard Gray Grant, Earl D. Hiller, Thomas A. Hudgens, Henry Philip Isely, Anton Kuerti, William Bross Lloyd, Franklin D. Loehr, William Ayer McKinney, Everett Lee Millard, Foster Parmelee, Maurice Farr Parmelee, Vivien Roodenko, Aletta (Stout) Gellaty Root, Julian J. Steen, H.B. White, and Edith Wynner.
Three folders of printed materials from Marjorie Barter, Foster Parmelee, and Edith Wynner with covering letters complete the collection.
Collection size: 153 items