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Buddy Tate Papers, circa 1955-1985
- Tate, Buddy
- Buddy Tate Papers
- approximately 6.5 cubic feet, excluding a steamer trunk (13.7 c.f.)
- Collection Number
- IJC MG 6
- Buddy Tate was a jazz tenor saxophonist and clarinetist. The collection includes band books, performance suits, photographs, and ephemera.
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open to the public. Researchers must use the collection in accordance with the policies of the University of Idaho Special Collections and Archives.
- This collection is in English.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
George Holmes "Buddy" Tate was a jazz tenor saxophonist and clarinetist. Tate was born in Sherman, Texas in February of 1915. He was associated with Count Basie from 1934 to 1949. From 1953 to the 1974, Tate secured a residency for his own band at the Celebrity Club in Harlem. He played also with several other bands, including Benny Goodman, traveled through the festival circuit in Europe, made numerous recordings, and remained active well into the 1990s. Tate died in Arizona in February 2001.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The collection includes band books, performance suits, photographs, and ephemera.
Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top
This manuscript group is part of the International Jazz Collections-IJC.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Consult Head of Special Collections and Archives on permissions for use.
Buddy Tate Papers, IJC MG 6, Special Collections and Archives, University of Idaho Library, Moscow, Idaho.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Gift, Ms. Mary Georgette Tate Matthew, 2006.
Processed in February 2012.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|1||Band books for trumpet|
|2||Band books for piano|
|3||Two boxes marked "Buddy Tate Orchestra"|
|4||Newsclippings, photographs, ephemera, tenor sax reeds and a reed cutter, Mr. Tate's business and promotional cards, a 26x26 inch acetate scarf secured with a metal ring, and a list of the LPs donated, which were separated from this collection.|
|5-8 (offsite)||Performance suits and jackets|
Stored by the north wall of the cage.
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- African American jazz musicians--Archives
- Jazz musicians--United States--Archives
- Jazz--History--20th century--Sources
- Tate, Buddy--Archives
- Matthew, Mary Georgette Tate (donor)