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James Tate Papers, 1970-1980

Collection Overview

Title: James Tate Papers, 1970-1980

Predominant Dates:1970-1980

ID: MS/MS/ms112

Creator: Tate, Jame,1943- , American author

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 08/01/1986

Languages: English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The James Tate Papers consists almost entirely of Tate’s correspondence with Charles Simic. These letters provide an interesting insight into Tate’s writing and his ideas on contemporary poetry, and many include Tate’s opinions on and suggestion for Simic’s poetry. Some letters also contain discussions on other contemporary poets. All letters are from Tate. Other items in the collection include manuscripts by Tate: “Cruisin’ Even.” Typescript, 1 page on verso of letter to Simic, 1972: October 8. “Return to a Place Lit by a Hamburger.” Typescript, 1 page, on postcard to Simic, 1975: November 12. “A Guide to the Stone Age.” Typescript, 1 page no date. “Urgent Letter to Charles Simic Concerning the State of Poetry and the Angel of Death.” Typescript, 1 page 1970: February 27.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Source: Purchased from George R. Minkoff, Inc

Acquisition Method: Accession number 1695

Preferred Citation: Name of the Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Correspondence, Folder 1-4Add to your cart.
Folder 1-4: James Tate to Charles SimicAdd to your cart.
Item 1: 1970: March 8Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 2 pages
Item 2: 1971: January 18Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 2 pages
Item 3: 1971: January 28Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 4: 1972: July 19Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 5: 1972: August 5Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 2 pages
Item 6: 1972: October 8Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 7: 1972: October 9Add to your cart.
Autograph card signed, 1 page
Item 8: 1972: October 25Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 9: 1972: December 3Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 10: 1975: March 23Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 2 paegs
Item 11: 1975: July 17Add to your cart.
Autograph card signed, 1 page
Item 12: 1975: July 21Add to your cart.
Autograph card signed, 1 page
Item 13: 1975: August 22Add to your cart.
Autograph card signed, 5 pages
Item 14: [1975-1976]Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 15: 1976: June 2Add to your cart.
Autograph card signed, 1 page
Item 16: 1976: July 31Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 2 pages
Item 17: 1976: September 12Add to your cart.
Autograph card signed, 1 page
Item 18: 1976: September 17Add to your cart.
Autograph card signed, 2 paegs
Item 19: 1976: October 16Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 2 pages
Item 20: 1976: November 20Add to your cart.
Typed note signed, 2 pages
Item 21: 1976: November 31Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 2 pages
Item 22: 1976: December 30Add to your cart.
Typed letter, 1 page
Item 23: 1977: February 28Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 2 pages
Item 24: 1977: March 25Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 1 page
Item 25: 1977: April 28Add to your cart.
Autograph card signed, 1 page
Item 26: 1977: June 16Add to your cart.
Autograph card signed, 1 page
Item 27: 1977: August 12Add to your cart.
Autograph card signed, 1 page
Item 28: 1980: February 21Add to your cart.
Typed letter signed, 2 pages
Series 2: Manuscripts, Folder 5Add to your cart.
Item 1: Cruisin' Even [poem] by TateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page. On verso of letter to Simic, 1972: October 8. See folder 1.
Item 2: Return to a Place Lit by a Hamburger [poem] by TateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page. On postcard to Simic, 1975: November 12.
Item 3: A Guide to the Stone Age [poem] by TateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 4: Urgent Letter to Charles Simic Concerning the State of Poetry and the Angel of Death [poem] by TateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page