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Edgar Rice Burroughs Rare Book Collection-Oak Park Public Library

Identifier: 2017-018

Scope and Contents

The Edgar Rice Burroughs Rare Book Collection contains rare books, including first edition and out of print books by and about Edgar Rice Burroughs and his works. Also included are related reference works and literary criticisms.


  • Creation: undated

Biographical / Historical

Edgar Rice Burroughs first moved to Oak Park in 1910 and lived here for most of the decade. Early in his tenure here, he completed the first of his Tarzan and his Martian stories, and by 1918 the first of the Tarzan movies had been produced. The library collects materials relating to him and to his works.


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Language of Materials



Rare editions of Edgar Rice Burroughs, including the Tarzan, Mucker, Barsoom, Pellucidar, Venus, Caspak, and Moon series and other works of fiction.

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Repository Details

Part of the Oak Park Public Library Special Collections Repository

834 Lake Street
Oak Park IL 60301 USA