William Tate Honorary Society papers

William Tate Honorary Society papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: William Tate Honorary Society papers
Creator: University of Georgia. William Tate Honorary Society
Inclusive Dates: 1962-2001
Bulk Dates: 1990-2001
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 Linear Feet (1 box)
Collection Number: UA12-040
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

Founded in 1990, the William Tate Honorary Soceity annually recognizes twelve women and twelve men from the current freshman class at the Univeristy of Georgia for their scholarship, leadership, and service to the University. Initiates are chosen who, "best exemplify the qualities that were possessed by Dean William Tate," the well-beloved and long-term Dean of Men at the University. in adidtion, the Society states that its purpose, "beyond recognizing young leaders will be to spread both the reality and the lore of a great Georgian," and to serve to, "become a living memoiral to a man who endowed his university with a life of unmatched example for those to come after him."

Scope and Content

The Tate Society papers contain files documenting their activities from their beginning in 1990, as well as materials related to Dean Tate himself. Of particular interest in the latter catagory is a transcript of one of Tate's renowned campus tours, seemingly corrected and annotated by Tate himself.

For some years materials related to budget or special activities have been filed by the Society in the annual activies file, rather than being separated into their own folders.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged into four series: Series 1. Biographical Information, Series 2. Annual Activites, Series 3. Budget, Series 4. Special Activities

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Tate Honorary Society papers, UA12-040, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the offices of the Tate Society in May, 2012.

General Notes

RG 6

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Members Biographical Information

11Information on Dean Tate
12Dean Tate's campus tour narrative (1978) and Book of Daniel Parody (1967)
13Tate's retirement letter of thanks to Student Affairs Division (1971), 1971
14Tate clippings
15Tate Student Center dedication, 1983
16Famous "Taters" (Tate Society members)

2. Annual Activities

17-16Activities, 1990-1999
117Membership Applications, 1999
118Activities, 2000
119Membership applications , 2000
120Membership selection interviews , 2000
121Activities , 2001

3. Budgets

122-25Budget , 1993-1997

4. Special Activities

126Waiver of liabilities form
127Academic Bowl , 1995
128Math Tournament , 1992-1994
129Olympics , 1996

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