James (Barr) Fugate Collection
|Title:||James (Barr) Fugate Collection|
|Call Number:||MS 2004-02|
|Size:||2.0 linear feet|
|Acquisition:||Purchased from Bolerium Books in June 2001. Additional materials were donated by Elsie Lytle and friends of James Fugate.|
|Processed By:||JLY, 6-2004; MN, 11-2012|
Literary rights were not granted to Wichita State University. When permission is granted to examine the manuscripts, it is not an authorization to publish them. Manuscripts cannot be used for publication without regard for common law literary rights, copyright laws and the laws of libel. It is the responsibility of the researcher and his/her publisher to obtain permission to publish. Scholars and students who eventually plan to have their work published are urged to make inquiry regarding overall restrictions on publication before initial research.
The James (Barr) Fugate Collection includes letters written by Fugate to Dr. Noel Cortes from January 1950 to December 1952, manuscript notebooks from the 1980s, published manuscripts for Fugate's books Quatrefoil and Derricks, photographs and artifacts.
James Fugate (pen name James Barr), author of several gay themed novels, plays, and articles was born in Oklahoma, but came to live in Holyrood, Kansas, after World War II. It was while in Holyrood that the bulk of his literary output was produced including his groundbreaking novel Quatrefoil published in 1950. In the 1950s Fugate began a journalism career as the area feature writer for the Great Bend, Kansas, Tribune. In addition to Quatrefoil, Fugate also published the collection of short stories Derricks (1951), the play Game of Fools (1955), and his second novel The Occasional Man (1966), as well as numerous articles, commentaries, and stories for the publications One Magazine, Mattachine Review, and Der Kreis. James Fugate died in 1995 in Oklahoma.
Detailed Description: Series Listing
|Series 1||Box 1 FF 1-18||Correspondence. The series consists of seventeen letters with original envelopes written by James (Barr) Fugate to Dr. Noel Cortes from November 1950 to December 1952. Also included is a letter by an unknown author that mentions Barr.|
|Series 2||Box 1 FF 19-23||Notebooks. The five notebooks in this series contain handwritten manuscripts by Fugate. All but one is dated and the writings span from 1986 to1988.|
|Series 3||Box 1 FF 24-26||Published Manuscripts. Included in this series are the original typescript manuscripts for Quatrefoil and Derricks. There are corrections made to the manuscripts and each are housed in black cloth clam shell boxes. Also included with this series is a hardback copy of Fugate's second book Derricks.|
|Series 4||Box 1 FF 27||Photographs. Includes photographs of Fugate and others. 1953, 1993, and unknown dates.|
|Series 5||Box 2||Artifacts. This series includes personal artifacts that belonged to James Fugate and includes his artificial eye, a statue, a promotional poster for an art exhibit, and an illustration.|