The Burroughs Bibliophiles
is a worldwide organization of aficionados who share a love for the works
and characters of the American author Edgar Rice Burroughs, the celebrated
author of Tarzan. The group's membership list boasts its fair share
of bestselling authors, artists, scientists, teachers, and academicians,
as well as readers who simply love a good story well told.
The Burroughs Bibliophiles is a nonprofit
501c(3) literary society devoted to studying and promoting interest in
the works, creations, and life of Edgar Rice Burroughs, including the globally
popular icon, Tarzan®. The Burroughs
Bibliophiles was founded on 4 Sep 1960 and adopted "The Burroughs Bulletin"
journal, the only such publication personally approved by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Annual membership benefits include
four issues of the quarterly journal, "The Burroughs Bulletin," and 12
issues of the monthly newsletter, "The Gridley Wave." The Bibliophiles
also sponsor an annual convention, "The Dum-Dum," normally held in the
summer months. For more information, contact the Editor, Henry G.
Franke III, at BurroughsBibliophiles@gmail.com,
or see the membership registration form.
The Burroughs Bibliophiles membership
continues strong, indicating that the organization's namesake will continue
to be one of the world's most popular authors well into the twenty-first
century. We invite you to learn more about the Burroughs Bibliophiles,
and to take a tour of The
Burroughs Bulletin. Join hundreds of other enthusiasts by joining
The Burroughs Bibliophiles today.
Michael Conran, Vice-Chairman
J. G. Huckenpöhler, Secretary
Henry G. Franke III, Treasurer
Board of Directors
Henry G, Franke III
James F. Thompson
S. Bradleigh Vinson.
“The Gridley Wave” is sent out monthly to members of The Burroughs Bibliophiles,
who also receive “The Burroughs Bulletin,” and consists of current information
about the worlds of ERB. Information that will be posted in this
section of our website will be kept current. Information you might
find here will include data that might not normally be included in the
print version of “The Gridley Wave.”
you are a collector who wants to know all the ins and outs of this complex
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THE WORDS OF EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS...
|"I was not writing because of any urge
to write nor for any particular love of writing. I was writing because
I had a wife and two babies . . . . I loathed poverty and I would have
liked to put my hands on the party who said that poverty is an honorable
estate. It is an indication of inefficiency and nothing more. There is
nothing honorable or fine about it."