Digital Collection: William Tate UGA Desegregation Files

In anticipation of the 60th anniversary of desegregation at the University of Georgia, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library partnered with the Digital Library of Georgia to digitize the William Tate Desegregation Files. This collection is freely available to the public for research purposes in perpetuity.   

William Tate (1903-1980) was the Dean of Men, University of Georgia, 1946-1971. The materials in this collection document events surrounding the desegregation of the University of Georgia in January 1961. The clippings, legislative reports, petitions, and correspondence that comprise the collection serve as both a record of the steps involved in desegregating the University and the span of public opinion--both local and nationwide--on the events at the time. Dean Tate's role in overseeing and responding to student conduct in the aftermath of desegregation is a major topic of the collection.

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Moctar Ayeva left a positive review 3/7/2021

The event was quite informative and allowed students to view the process of how desegregation affected the University of Georgia and Georgia schools as a whole.