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TATE, ALLEN (1899-1979)

  • Fifty-three of the 118 editions of his works in the Library are in the General Rare Book Collection, including a rare copy of his first book, with Ridley Wills, The Golden Mean (1923).

    For a collection of periodicals in which his works appeared, see the collection entitled Miscellaneous works by Allen Tate, 1922-1962, which contains various journal issues [(at ReCAP for use in RBSC) PS3539.A74 A6q].


  • The Tate papers are a major archive in the Library's manuscript collections. The Allen Tate papers, 1921-1979 [(MSS) C0106] consist of manuscripts and drafts, documents, and letters to and from Tate, a member of the Fugitive and Southern Agrarian movements. In addition, the collection contains poetry manuscripts by Princeton students and graduates, which Tate selected for his anthology Princeton verse between two wars.

    The Allen Tate collection, 1931-1978 [(MSS) C0648] consists primarily of letters and postcards by Tate to various friends, fellow poets, and associates, such as Gertrude Hooker, Leonard Unger, Barbara Howes Smith, Carlos Baker, Louis O. Coxe, and Sally Wood Cohn. Also present are some letters received by Tate, a few of his poems, including two versions of "The Buried Lake", and three photographs.

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