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Joan Tate Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1496

Scope and Contents

The collection contains manuscripts, typescripts, proof pages, and related material for seven children's books, either written or translated by Joan Tate.


  • 1973 - 1982


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Joan Tate was born in Tonbridge, Kent, England in 1922. She attended a university in Sweden when war broke out and was unable to return to England until 1942. During that period she became proficient in Swedish and much of her professional work has been as a translator of important Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian authors, translating more than seventy books for children and sixty books for adults. She is best known for her short novels written for adolescents that contain themes such as early marriage, kidnapping, runaways, and contemporary urban life.

Biographical source: "Joan Tate (1922-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 86. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1996.


.4 Cubic Feet (1 hollinger box)

Language of Materials



Collection contains drafts and materials related to children's books written or translated by Joan Tate.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by published title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Joan Tate.

Joan Tate Papers, 1973-1982
Leslie Czechowski
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Revision Statements

  • August 2017: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library