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James Tate was a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, and an English and literature professor at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He was an alumnus of the Kansas State College of Pittsburg (now Pittsburg State University). Tate’s poems were published in numerous books, magazines, pamphlets, and as broadsides during his career. The materials of the James Tate Collection were collected by Gene DeGruson, from the early 1960s to 1997, and Randy Roberts, from 1998 to the mid-2000s. Additional materials were donated by Charles Cagle. The contents of this collection consists of biographical and autobiographical material, correspondence, bibliographical information (compiled by Gene DeGruson),Tate’s poetry, reviews, advertisements, publicity pieces, clippings, literary journals, recordings of interviews, and university catalogs.

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Languages and Literature


English Language and Literature

Size of Collection

2.5 linear feet

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Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0115

Tate, James, Collection, 1943-2004



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