|Repository:||University of Georgia Archives|
|Creator:||Tate, William, 1903-1980|
|Title:||Dean William Tate photographs and memorabilia|
|Quantity:||3.0 Linear feet (2 boxes)|
For many University of Georgia graduates no individual personifies UGA like Dean William Tate (1903-1980). Tate attended the UGA, earning a BA in 1924 and MA 1927. During those years he was a star of the track team, an instructor in English and deeply involved with student organizations. After a few years of working at Chattanooga's McCallie School, he returned to the University of Georgia in 1936, serving as both a professor of English and in various administrative roles. In 1946 Tate assumed his best remembered role, that of Dean of Men. Tate is particularly noted for his leadership during the integration of the University in 1961.
This collection documents Tate's life, public and private, from infancy to legacy. The photos reveal both the humorous side of Tate and the unamused look all too familiar to many alumni who found themselves suspected of various infractions during their career at the University.
For additional information, see When Men Were Boys: An Informal Portrait of Dean William Tate by John W. English and Rob Williams.
University Archives obtained these materials from Dean Tate's son, Jeff Tate of Athens Georgia. Much of the collection was removed for preservation from two scrapbooks assembled after Tate's death by his wife, the late Susan Frances Barrow Tate (1908-2003). Along with photographs documenting Tate and his family there are views of the University and University activities, materials related to University Chancellor David C. Barrow and Dean Tate's track shoes from his record setting days as a student.
Dean William Tate photographs and memorabilia, UA08-046, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.