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George S. Tate papers on the Freshman Reader and writing guides, 1982-1990

 Series — Carton: 1, Folder: 18-20
Identifier: MSS 8079 Series 3

Scope and Contents

Contains published copies of the Freshman Reader and writing guides prepared by Tate. Also includes drafts, artwork, notes, and other documents related to their publishing. Materials date from between 1982 and 1990.


  • 1982-1990

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the George S. Tate papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

From the Collection:

George S. Tate (born 1944) is a professor and university administrator in Utah.

George S. Tate was born September 7, 1944 in Santa Monica, California. He grew up in Dayton, Ohio, Salt Lake City and Provo Utah. He graduated from Provo High School in 1962. He served as a full time proselyting missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in West Germany from February 1964 to August 1966.

He graduated from Brigham Young University with his Bachelor of Arts in English and German in 1969 and his Masters in Comparitive Literature in 1970. He graduated with his PhD in Medieval Studies from Cornell University in 1974. While at Cornell University he taught English from 1973-1974. He worked as a faculty member at Brigham Young University from 1974 to the present. He served as chair of Humanities, Classics, and Comparative Literature from 1981-1985, the associte dean of General Education & Honors from 1986-1990 and as dean of Undergraduate Education from 2000-2005.

At Brigham Young University he taught courses of Comparative Literature, Honors Literature and Scandinavian literature. He has published on multiple topics including Scandanavian literature and critique, Mormon doctrine and history, and literary development and evolution of the Classical works. He is a member of Medieval Academy of America and the society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies and has received multiple awards including the Karl G. Maeser Excellence in Teaching Award 2008-2009.

He married Julie Ann Walton on July 19, 1969 and had two children: Bronwen Ellen and Megan Christina. Following Julie's death on July 11, 1987, George married Karen Elaine Harris Bradshaw on December 30, 1988. In addition to her three children from a previous marriage, Karen and George had a son, Andrew Christian Tate. As of August 2012, the Tates have 18 grandchildren from their five married children.


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