John Burnett Papers
Scope and Contents
The John Burnett papers are comprised of investigations, interviews, and news articles conducted by Burnett during his time as a roving Southwest reporter and war correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR). The collection contains cassette tapes and transcripts of interviews taken by Burnett, as well as story notes, raw tapes, news clips, and photographs.
- Creation: 1950 - 2019
- Burnett, John (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
National Public Radio owns the rights, title to, and interest in the copyright of all materials in the John Burnett Papers, as well as the rights to the NPR name, logos, trademarks, and service marks contained in the Archive. One must obtain the prior approval of NPR or other third party rights holders for use of the material in the John Burnett Archive unless such use is authorized by copyright law. Requests for NPR's approval for use of NPR-owned materials can be made to NPR Permissions.
Biographical / Historical
Based in Austin, Texas, John Burnett acts as NPR's Southwest Correspondent. With a career at NPR spanning more than 30 years, Burnett covers immigration, border affairs, Texas news, and other national assignments with many of his pieces regularly appearing on
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Language of Materials
The John Burnett papers are comprised of investigations, interviews, and news articles conducted by Burnett during his time as a roving Southwest reporter and war correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR). These stories cover a span of over 30 years, documenting topics ranging from Mexican drug cartels to the U.S. war on drugs to the 2013 Iraq War. Additionally, the collection contains cassette tapes and transcripts of interviews taken by Burnett.
1993-213; 2016-105; 2017-067; 2017-117; 2018-218, 2021-002
This collection was processed by Juliette Draper, September 2021, and Colleen Hobbs, December 2021.
- John Burnett Papers, 1950-2019
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- Juliette Draper
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- September 13, 2021: Inventory for AR 2017-117 added from digital holding record by Juliette Draper.
- December 2021: AR 2021-002 added by Colleen Hobbs.