Manuscripts, correspondence, clippings and
photographs relating to gay author James W. Fugaté (1922-1995), who under the
pseudonym James Barr, wrote the groundbreaking novel,
Quatrefoil (1950), as well as other
gay-themed works, including a volume of short stories,
Derricks (1951), and a play,
Game of Fools (1955). The collection also
includes manuscripts of short stories and of articles he contributed to
homophile periodicals such as
Der Kreis and the
Mattachine Review; correspondence with his
publishers and homophile organizations such as ONE, Inc.; and photographs of
Fugaté dating back to 1952.
James W. Fugaté was born in Missouri on February 13, 1922. Fugaté was
still a child when his mother died and, having never met his father, was
relocated several times before a foster couple decided to raise him. After
serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Fugaté studied professional
writing at a university, but soon dropped out and moved to New York City where
he earned a living writing advertising copy for television.
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