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William Tate family papers

William Tate family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: William Tate family papers
Creator: Tate family
Inclusive Dates: 1830-1992
Language: English
Extent: 4.8 Linear Feet 7 document boxes, 3 half boxes, 1 oversized box, 2 oversized folders
Collection Number: ms2034
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

William Tate (1903-1980) was the Dean of Men, University of Georgia, 1946 to 1971. In 1981, the University of Georgia Tate Student Center was named in his honor. Tate attended Fairmount High School and the Georgia Military Academy. He then entered the University of Georgia, earning a Bachelor's degree in 1924 and a Master's in 1927. He went on to do graduate work at Columbia University, Harvard University, and the University of Chicago. From 1924 to 1929 he was an instructor in English and Debate Coach at the University of Georgia. From 1929 to 1936 he was Head of the English Department and Track Coach at the McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In 1932 William Tate married Susan Frances Barrow, a granddaughter of University Chancellor David Barrow. They had two sons, Ben and Jeff. In 1936 Tate returned to the University of Georgia as Dean of Freshmen and Assistant Professor of English. He then went on to become Dean of Students, Assistant to the President, and in 1946 became Dean of Men, a position he held for twenty-five years. Tate was a very asute and popular faculty member who ruled over the student body with a reputation for being strict but fair. He is well-known for his role in overseeing students during UGA's desegregation by the first two African American students, Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes, in 1961.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence, printed material, manuscripts, financial records, account books, and scrapbooks. Correspondence between Tate family members relates to news of family and friends. Correspondents include Carter Tate, Edna Tate, Philip May Tate, Susan Tate, and William Tate. Earlier materials pertain to Athens businessman Asaph King Childs, including account books, cash books, bills and receipts, correspondence, and timebooks documenting Childs' involvement with or management of the Cliff House (Tallulah Falls, Ga.), Childs & Moss (Athens, Ga.), and Childs, Nickerson & Company (Athens, Ga.). The collection also contains Civil War correspondence between Shatt C. Mitchell of the 13th Georgia Infantry Regiment and his wife Chloe including letters describing the battle of Antietam (Md.). Additional materials include scrapbooks containing clippings relating to Corra Harris.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Tate family papers, ms2034, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2009 October 16.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Account books.
Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862.
Athens (Ga.)
Business records.
Childs, Asaph King
Childs, Nickerson & Company (Athens, Ga.)
Cliff House (Tallulah Falls, Ga.)
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 13th
Hardware stores -- Georgia.
Harris, Corra
Maryland -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Merchants -- Georgia.
Mitchell, Chloe
Mitchell, Shatt C.
Preservation of Old Athens (Ga.)
Resorts -- Georgia.
Scrapbooks
Soldiers -- Georgia.
Stores, Retail -- Georgia.
Tate, Carter
Tate, Edna Ferguson
Tate, Philip May
Tate, Susan Frances Barrow
Tate, William
Universities and colleges -- Faculty.
University of Georgia -- Faculty

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Personal Correspondence

boxfolder
111908-1919
121920
131921-1923
141924
151925-1940
16-71941
181942-1947
191948
110-111949
112-131950
boxfolder
21-41951
25-61952
271953-1954
281960-1968
28A1978-1985
28B1986-1992
29Undated correspondence
210Fragments
211William Tate Univiversity correspondence, miscellaneous, 1952-1953
 

2. Subject Files

boxfolder
31Biographical information, Genealogy
32Clippings
33Envelopes, empty
34Guestbook
35Indenture
36Insurance policies
37Miscellaneous
38-9Notes
310Photographs
310APhotographs (Duplicates put in Georgia Photo File)
311Ration book
312Receipts, 1952
313Scrapbook (Edna Tate's)
314Writings
 

3. Pi Tau Chi National Honor Society. (University of Georgia)

boxfolder
41Account books and minutes
42Awards
43Correspondence, 1955-1956
44Notes
45Program
46Receipts
 

4. Society for the Preservation of Old Athens

boxfolder
47Awards
48Clippings
49Constitutions, legal papers
410-19Correspondence, 1960-1969
420-24Financial papers, 1961-1966
425Lists
426Minutes, 1961-1967
427Miscellaneous
428Printed material
 

5. Writings by Other People

boxfolder
51Gay, Mary A.H. - Life in Dixie During the War
52Poppke, William R. - How to Catch a Crab
53Thompson, Gordon - Bishop John Owen Smith
54West, John - Fair of 1850
55Unidentified author - Mountain Wildcat and Haunted Hill
 

6. Asaph K. Childs Papers

box
6



Personal

Biographical Information
Bank book, 1892-1899
Blank stationary
Catalog
Correspondence, 1899
Legal document
Ledger, 1885
Ledger, 1885-1887
Music
Receipts, 1861-1902
box
7



Childs & Moss, Cliff House

Correspondence, 1888
Ledgers, 1883-1884
Miscellaneous
Receipts, 1888
Sautee Gold Mine Papers
boxfolder
81-6Ledgers, 1884-1888
 

7. Crawford Long Papers

boxfolder
91-2Affadavits, 1849-1907
93Certificate
94Correspondence, 1842
95Correspondence, 1850-1859
96Correspondence, 1866-1877
97Correspondence, 1880-1894
98Correspondence, 1900-1942
99Undated Correspondence and Fragments
910Lists
911Miscellaneous
912Writings, notes
 

8. Miscellaneous Manuscripts

boxfolder
101Anthony, Callie - correspondence, 1916
102Austin Family - correspondence
103Barrow, David - correspondence, 1920 July 22
104Empty envelopes
105Giley, Bessie - correspondence
106Harris, Corra - Scrapbook
107Harris, Corra - Scrapbook
108Jarboe, Leona - correspondence, 1908 March 23
109Lampkin, Cobb - papers
109ALumpkin County, Georgia. Court Records
1010-26Mitchell - Civil War - correspondence, 1861-1864
1027Mitchell - Civil War - correspondence - Empty envelopes
1028Mitchell Military Document, 1863 February 1
1029Rusher, Clyde - correspondence, 1916
1030Shipping receipt, 1838 August 17
1031Tate, Mary - papers, 1872-1884
1032Thompson, W.C. - correspondence, 1908 November 9
1033Young, R. - correspondence, 1853-1855
1034Unidentified - correspondence, 1916 March 2
 

9. Oversized Materials

oversized_box
11Asaph K. Childs - Childs & Moss Ledger, 1883
oversized_folder
2BMuster roll Company B, 2nd Regiment, Calvary of Army of U.S., 1863-1864
oversized_folder
1ALumpkin County, Georgia Court Records (copy)