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The papers of Merze Vernie Tate (1905-1996), educator, scholar, author and world traveler cover the time period 1906-1995. Dr. Tate served as a professor of diplomatic history at Howard University College of Arts and Sciences in the Department of History from 1942 -1975. The collection includes 12 series: personal papers, correspondence, financial records, writings by Dr. Tate, Howard University, organizational affiliations, subject files, writings by others, photographs, films and audiotapes, artifacts and oversized items. These various series contain materials documenting the life of Dr. Tate as a scholar and award-winning researcher as well as her expansive world-wide travels. There are approximately 35 linear feet of material. The papers were donated by Dr. Tate.