James Oliver Tate letters, 1980-1988

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322



Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/s4kt4

Descriptive Summary

Creator: James Oliver Tate.
Title: James Oliver Tate letters, 1980-1988
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1415
Extent: 0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:Letters to professor, James Oliver Tate, from Sally Fitzgerald from 1980-1988.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Related Materials in This Repository

Sally Fitzgerald papers


Gift of James O. Tate, Jr., 2016

Custodial History

James O. Tate, Jr., is the son of James Oliver Tate.


[after identification of item(s)], James Oliver Tate letters, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Arranged and described at the folder level by Meaghan O'Riordan, September 2017.

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Professor James Oliver Tate of High Shoals, Georgia, was the husband of Mary Barbara Tate (1924-2015), of Sandersville, Georgia. They met at North Georgia College (Dahlonega). Tate was in the Army Air Corps, causing the couple to move regularly to sites in Europe and the United States. By the mid-1960s, the family moved permanently to Milledgeville, Georgia, where Tate worked as an administrator at Central State Hospital.

In the late 1950s, the Tates became members of a reading group that met at Flannery O'Connor's home, Andalusia; this is likely where theymet Sally Fitzgerald, a close friend of O'Connor's.

Biographical Source: Obituary of Mary Barbara Tate

Scope and Content Note

The collection primarily contains personal letters from Sally Fitzgerald to Professor James Oliver Tate from 1980-1988 to his address in Brookhaven, New York. There is also one letter from Tate to Fitzgerald and one manuscript of Tates titled, "The Force of Example: Flannery O'Connor and Stephen Crane."

Arrangement Note

Arranged alphabetically.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Correspondence from Sally Fitzgerald to James O. Tate, 1980-1988 (1 of 2)
1 2 Correspondence from Sally Fitzgerald to James O. Tate, 1980-1988 (2 of 2)
1 3 "The Force of Example: Flannery O'Connor and Stephen Crane," manuscript, undated
1 4 Letter from James O. Tate to Sally Fitzgerald, 1982