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William Tate journals

William Tate journals

Descriptive Summary

Title: William Tate journals
Creator: Tate, William, 1903-1980
Inclusive Dates: 1933-1937, 1958-1978
Language: English
Extent: 14 Linear Feet 15 boxes
Collection Number: ms2847
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 the personal journals of William Tate, a former dean at the University of Georgia.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Tate journals, ms2847, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2020.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

College teachers -- Georgia.
Deans (Education) -- Georgia -- Athens.
Diaries.
Tate, William, 1903-1980 -- Diaries
University of Georgia -- Faculty--Diaries

Related Collections in this Repository

Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: William Tate journals, ms2847; William Tate papers, UA97-085; William Tate family papers, ms2034.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
boxfolder
11-251933-1937, 1958-1963
 
boxfolder
21-221962-1966
 
boxfolder
31-201965-1967
 
boxfolder
41-241967-1969
 
boxfolder
51-191968-1969
 
boxfolder
61-221968-1970
 
boxfolder
71-171970-1972
 
boxfolder
81-181971-1974
 
boxfolder
91-141973-1975
 
boxfolder
141-181973-1974
 
boxfolder
151-41971-1975
 
boxfolder
101-111974-1977
 
boxfolder
111-151976-1978
 
boxfolder
121-121974-1978
 
boxfolder
131-31978