William Tate family papers

William Tate family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Tate family
Title: William Tate family papers
Dates: 1830-1992
Quantity: 4.8 Linear feet 7 document boxes, 3 half boxes, 1 oversized box, 2 oversized folders
Coll. Number: ms2034

Biographical/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 Note

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.


Index Terms

Account books.
Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862.
Athens (Ga.)
Business records.
Childs, Asaph King, 1820-1902
Childs, Nickerson & Company (Athens, Ga.).
Cliff House (Tallulah Falls, Ga.).
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 13th.
Hardware stores--Georgia.
Harris, Corra, 1869-1935
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, 1908-
Tate, William, 1903-1980
Universities and colleges--Faculty.
University of Georgia. -- Faculty

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.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

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


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Personal Correspondence, 1908-1968

BoxFolder
111908-1919
21920
31921-1923
41924
51925-1940
6-71941
81942-1947
91948
10-111949
12-131950
BoxFolder
21-41951
5-61952
71953-1954
81960-1968
8A1978-1985
8B1986-1992
9Undated correspondence
10Fragments
11William Tate Univiversity correspondence, miscellaneous, 1952-1953
 

2. Subject Files

BoxFolder
31Biographical information, Genealogy
2Clippings
3Envelopes, empty
4Guestbook
5Indenture
6Insurance policies
7Miscellaneous
8-9Notes
10Photographs
10APhotographs (Duplicates put in Georgia Photo File)
11Ration book
12Receipts, 1952
13Scrapbook (Edna Tate's)
14Writings
 

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

BoxFolder
41Account books and minutes
2Awards
3Correspondence, 1955-1956
4Notes
5Program
6Receipts
 

4. Society for the Preservation of Old Athens

BoxFolder
47Awards
8Clippings
9Constitutions, legal papers
10-19Correspondence, 1960-1969
20-24Financial papers, 1961-1966
25Lists
26Minutes, 1961-1967
27Miscellaneous
28Printed material
 

5. Writings by Other People

BoxFolder
51Gay, Mary A.H. - Life in Dixie During the War
2Poppke, William R. - How to Catch a Crab
3Thompson, Gordon - Bishop John Owen Smith
4West, John - Fair of 1850
5Unidentified 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
3Certificate
4Correspondence, 1842
5Correspondence, 1850-1859
6Correspondence, 1866-1877
7Correspondence, 1880-1894
8Correspondence, 1900-1942
9Undated Correspondence and Fragments
10Lists
11Miscellaneous
12Writings, notes
 

8. Miscellaneous Manuscripts

BoxFolder
101Anthony, Callie - correspondence, 1916
2Austin Family - correspondence
3Barrow, David - correspondence, 1920 July 22
4Empty envelopes
5Giley, Bessie - correspondence
6Harris, Corra - Scrapbook
7Harris, Corra - Scrapbook
8Jarboe, Leona - correspondence, 1908 March 23
9Lampkin, Cobb - papers
9ALumpkin County, Georgia. Court Records
10-26Mitchell - Civil War - correspondence, 1861-1864
27Mitchell - Civil War - correspondence - Empty envelopes
28Mitchell Military Document, 1863 February 1
29Rusher, Clyde - correspondence, 1916
30Shipping receipt, 1838 August 17
31Tate, Mary - papers, 1872-1884
32Thompson, W.C. - correspondence, 1908 November 9
33Young, R. - correspondence, 1853-1855
34Unidentified - correspondence, 1916 March 2
 

9. Oversized Materials

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