See his autobiographies, Little Wilson and Big God (1986) and You've Had Your Time (1991); studies by R. Mathews (1978), S. Cole (1981), and G. Aggler (1986).
See his autobiography, The Reminiscences of an American Scholar (1934); R. G. Hoxie, A History of the Faculty of Political Science, Columbia University (1955).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²), all of it land. Burgess is located adjacent to Mulberry, Kansas just across the state line. The only paved roads into Burgess are through Kansas.
There were 25 households out of which 48.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.0% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.39.
In the town the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 118.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $19,375, and the median income for a family was $21,250. Males had a median income of $13,750 versus $8,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $7,409. There were 20.0% of families and 17.4% of the population living below the poverty line, including 15.8% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.