Southern Methodist University

Willis M. Tate papers

A Guide to the Collection



Overview

Creator: Tate, Willis M.
Title: Willis M. Tate papers
Inclusive Dates: 1939-1989
Abstract: Willis M. Tate (1911-1989) served as the fifth president of Southern Methodist University from 1954-1971. Most of this collection relates to his years as SMU president; materials on his 1955 inauguration, and information on some of his administrative activities as president--the SMU Master Plan, president's conferences, and Tate's efforts to cope with the turmoil of the 1960s. A major portion of this collection is his speeches. Dr. Tate gave a large number of speeches, pertaining to SMU, education, church matters, and various other topics. Also included are biographical and personal material--biographical sketches assembled for SMU, news clippings, awards, and writings of Tate's, and copies of his doctoral dissertation. Other papers concern his activities as chancellor and president emeritus from the late 1970s until his death in 1989.
Accession No: SMU 1995.0250 and SMU 1995.0250x
Extent: 77 boxes (38 linear feet)
Language: Material is in English
Repository Southern Methodist University Archives, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University

Biographical Note

In 1954 Willis McDonald Tate (1911-1989) became the fifth president of Southern Methodist University; at 43, he was the youngest person to hold that position. Tate, who replaced the highly regarded Umphrey Lee, made his own mark on the university, overseeing university growth and development, and guiding SMU through the divisive 1960s. He served as president longer than anybody else, from 1954-1971, and again from 1974-1975. Following his first departure from the presidency in 1971, he was elected as SMU’s chancellor (only the second person to be honored with that position). After serving as president again for one year, he remained as chancellor until his retirement, and was designated President Emeritus.

Tate was born in Denver, Colorado, on May 18, 1911. His family moved to San Antonio in 1928, and Tate received his early years of education in the city’s public schools. He entered SMU, and graduated with a BA in 1932, and received a MA in sociology in 1935. He later did additional graduate work at the University of Texas (although he never completed his dissertation), and also at the University of Chicago. He also received numerous honorary degrees.

During his time as a student at SMU, Tate played on the university football team from 1931-1932 as a tackle. Playing for head coach Ray Morrison, Tate was part of the team that won the Southwestern Conference championship for SMU. That year, Tate also won a place on the all-Southwest team, and received honorable mention in the all-American. He remembered his football career fondly, and later recalled his most difficult football defeat—SMU’s 20-14 loss to legendary coach Knute Rockne’s Notre Dame team.

Tate moved back to San Antonio after finishing his BA, where he taught, coached football, and worked as a principal in the Alamo Heights school district. He was appointed as a principal at only 23 years of age, and was named as an outstanding young man of the year in 1942 by the Chamber of Commerce.

By this time, the future president of SMU was married and raising a family. While a student at SMU, he met his future wife, Joel Estes; she graduated in 1932, and they were married later that year. The couple had two children, Willis, Jr., and Jo Ann.

In 1943, Tate and his family moved to Houston, where he worked as executive assistant to the Reverend Paul Quillan, pastor of the First Methodist Church. His work in Houston did not last long, however, as he was appointed assistant to the dean of students at SMU in 1945 under Dean A.C. Zumbrunnen. In 1948, he became dean of students, and just two years later, was appointed by the Board of Trustees as Vice-President in Charge of Development and Public Relations.

In 1954, SMU President Umphrey Lee, who had presided since 1939 and guided the school through the uncertain years of World War II, resigned due to health problems. Lee was appointed to the honorary position of university chancellor, and SMU began the search for a new president. Filling the place of Dr. Lee was a near-impossible task, but the Board of Trustees unanimously selected Tate as the university’s fifth president on May 6, 1954.

The choice of Dr. Tate was enthusiastically received by many at SMU, and outside the university. Although Tate was two weeks short of his 43rd birthday when the Board chose him as president, his deep connections with SMU made him an obvious candidate. As one SMU news publication said at the time, "The naming of Willis Tate as the man to succeed Dr. Lee came as no great surprise. Analytical speculation over the city and campus has held Dr. Tate in this light for years. Only the orders from Dr. Lee’s physicians speeded up what was considered to be the logical order of events." The Dallas Morning News wished Dr. Tate well at the news of his selection, commenting, "On the basis of character, service in lesser posts, and handling as acting head, ‘The News’ feels that, in selecting [Dr. Tate], the trustees have done well for SMU."

The SMU that Tate would oversee upon his official installation as president was still a young institution—only 39 years old in 1954—but one that had undergone great change in the years preceding Tate’s appointment. The university had greatly improved its physical plant during the Lee years, adding about thirty new buildings since 1946; the sizes of the faculty and student body had also increased. The great task for the incoming president was to help SMU reach full maturity and determine exactly where it stood, and what it would be known for, as an institution of higher education.

More than just efforts to build new buildings and attract more faculty and students, SMU needed to take steps to insure its financial well-being by bringing in more funding, and improving the quality of its faculty and students. If, as President Lee observed, the school had just completed one major period of its development, it was entering a second—and equally important—period. The task facing SMU, and its new president, was not only to assure its continued well-being as a church-supported institution, but to define more clearly where the school was going—what its vision for the future was.

Dr. Tate was officially inaugurated as SMU’s fifth president on May 5, 1955, one year after his nomination by the Board, at a ceremony held in McFarlin Auditorium. During the ceremony, Tate was presented with the Bible, and the mace, keys, and official seal of SMU. Outgoing President (and newly-appointed chancellor) Lee attended, as did former SMU presidents Hiram A. Boaz (1920-1922) and Charles C. Selecman (1923-1938). Notable visitors to SMU for Dr. Tate’s inauguration included US Attorney General Herbert Brownell and Texas Governor Allan Shivers; an 18-day period of university festivities preceded the ceremony.

During Dr. Tate’s nearly twenty years as SMU president, he was widely praised for his work in defending the principle of academic freedom, as well as for directing the creation of a university master plan—and upon his death in 1989, officials at SMU identified these two efforts as among President Tate’s most notable contributions. In addition, during the Tate years, faculty size at SMU more than doubled, student enrollment hit 10,000 (from about 4,400 when he took office), library holdings increased dramatically, and total university endowment went from $7 million to $50 million.

During the 1950s and 1960s, President Tate defended the ability of controversial speakers to come to SMU: John Gates (editor of the left-wing publication The Daily Worker), in 1959, and even the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1966. He also argued in favor of retaining books in the library that discussed communism. If a university was intended to encourage learning and exploration of ideas, eliminating materials on a subject—however distasteful—would negate the very purpose of SMU or any other institution of higher learning.

President Tate’s dedication to intellectual inquiry (in spite of being criticized by some in Dallas) was recognized in 1965, when he received the Alexander Meiklejohn Award of the American Association of University Professors "for significant action in support of academic freedom."

Tate also fostered a greater vision for SMU by establishing committees to write a master plan for the university. By the early 1960s, SMU was approaching its 50th anniversary; although it was highly regarded locally, many thought that it needed to define its purpose for the future. Especially with the postwar rise in the number of Americans attending college—a rise that was only expected to continue through the decade—and the lack of renowned, major liberal arts universities in the south and southwest, SMU had the potential to refine its operations and rival any university in the nation. President Tate initiated the master plan process in the fall of 1961, and the final plan (released in May, 1963) spelled out a variety of recommendations including improvement of the quality of faculty and student body, establishment of more graduate programs, and raising the university’s endowment.

SMU, like many colleges and universities during the 1960s, experienced student unrest over such national problems as the Vietnam War and civil rights. President Tate, as some later recalled, had the ability to negotiate with and listen to students’ concerns—never approaching them with condescension or trying to talk over them. It was, to a great extent, due to him that SMU never experienced the violence and level of disruption that hit other campuses during the 1960s and early 1970s. As a friend of Tate’s remembered that era, "SMU did have a few restless gatherings, but [Dr. Tate] just walked in and said ‘My concerns are yours.’ He calmed everyone down, because the kids believed in him. They knew he wasn’t phony." Student anti-war demonstrations, and the integration of SMU during the same period, took place peacefully.

Dr. Tate served as president until 1971. At that time, he was appointed as university chancellor, as the Board of Trustees had wanted to divide up the steadily increasing amount of responsibility borne by the president. The office of chancellor would take on a more important role than it had when Umphrey Lee was appointed to the chancellorship upon his resignation as president in 1954. At that time, the position was largely honorary, and Lee had had no administrative duties as chancellor. Dr. Tate, however, would be responsible for raising money for the university, and would also act as a sort of public-relations official for SMU. The president would be the chief operations officer of the university, and all day-to-day decisions and administrative duties were his responsibility.

Tate took up his new role as chancellor, and served as acting president until appointment of a new president by a special committee set up by the Board of Trustees. That committee selected Dr. Paul Hardin III in April 1972, and he took office on November 16, 1972 as the sixth president of SMU. Due to deep disputes with the Board related to controversies with the SMU football program and the departure of the Southwestern Legal Foundation from the university law school, Dr. Hardin’s tenure as president was brief. Those disputes forced his departure, and he officially resigned on June 30, 1974.

Chancellor Tate thus returned to the presidency, and the Board officially renamed him as president in June, 1975, following the withdrawal of the only remaining candidate for president.

Tate reluctantly agreed to continue as president, and served for the second time in that office until the fall of 1975. The Board had continued to search for a new president, and selected Dr. James H. Zumberge, the first non-Methodist to lead SMU. Zumberge took office as SMU’s seventh president on October 1, 1975. Tate returned to the chancellorship briefly, and retired in 1976. He was then appointed President Emeritus of SMU, and retained an office on campus.

In his retirement, Tate remained active in SMU and community affairs. He attended Board meetings, and was always available to school administrators to help in whatever way he could. He continued to follow SMU’s football team, and was dismayed at the infamous scandal which hit the football program in the latter 1980s, and which resulted in the temporary breakup of the program.

Dr. Tate was active throughout his life in various church and civic organizations. Organizations he chaired included the Dallas Rotary Club, Metropolitan YMCA of Dallas, Highland Park United Methodist Church (church board), Texas Council of Churches, American Association of Colleges, and the Medical City Hospital Board. In addition, he served as a member of multiple organizations and committees; these included the Dallas Symphony, SMU Board of Governors, President Eisenhower’s National Council on Physical Fitness, and Governor Clements’ Committee on Higher Education.

Dr. Tate’s wife, Joel Estes Tate, died April 1, 1987. By that time, the Tates had been married over half a century, and had two children and three grandchildren. President Emeritus Tate married Marian Cleary in 1988.

Dr. Willis Tate died while visiting his native Colorado, on October 1, 1989.

Source:

Willis M. Tate "Biographical and Pre-SMU Presidency," Series 1 in collection.


Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection contains the papers of Willis M. Tate, President of Southern Methodist University from 1954-1971, and again briefly following the resignation of President Paul Hardin in 1975. Dr. Tate also served as the university chancellor from 1971 until his retirement in 1976.

Originally, the papers in this collection were arranged in several separate collections:

• SMU 1991.0035

• SMU 1994.0208

• SMU 1994.0224

• SMU 1995.0250

These collections were all combined into one collection. They all were originally Tate’s office files and had been transferred at different times, so combining them again made sense. Most of the original methods of arrangement have been retained; the Tate correspondence, for example, was originally organized in alphabetical order, and has been done so here. In this collection, the papers are divided into 8 series. They are arranged chronologically, topically, and alphabetically, depending on the series.

Series 1 consists of biographical information on Dr. Tate and his career before his election as president of SMU. Included in this series are correspondence, news clippings, awards, writings of Dr. Tate, and other biographical/personal papers. The scope of the series covers the full length of his life, but the bulk of it is not directly related to his years as SMU president.

Series 2 contains records from his inauguration as the fifth president of SMU in 1955. Dr. Tate had been elected as the successor to President Umphrey Lee in 1954, but his official installation did not take place until the following year. Within this series are letters and telegrams sent to the new president, both at the time of his election and at the time of his inauguration, programs from the inauguration ceremony, guest registers, and news clippings from the inauguration events.

Several of the schools and departments within the university held a series of academic events in celebration of the new president, such as Businessmen’s Day and Lawyers Week; programs and materials from these activities are also included. In addition, this series holds background material on the Tate inauguration: invitations, planning papers, and material on the inaugural procession and expenses.

Series 3 includes materials from his years as president and chancellor of SMU, from the mid-1950s through the mid-1970s. These papers are organized in alphabetical order according to topic, and relate both to university and national/international events that occurred during Dr. Tate’s tenure: academic freedom, communism, student unrest in the 1960s, the Kennedy assassination, the SMU Master Plan, president’s conferences, and the selection process for his successor(s) during the 1970s.

Most of the papers in this series cover his presidency and chancellorship, but there are some from his retirement years (during which his official title was "President Emeritus"), including records from the Library Capital Campaign for the Meadows School of the Arts in the late 1980s.

Series 4 contains speeches and the materials related to the many speeches Dr. Tate gave—before, during, and after he served as SMU president. This series is almost one third of the collection. Speeches were originally kept in two separate collections (SMU 1991.0035 and SMU 95.250). Sometimes there are multiple copies of many of the same speech. Speeches were often reused to different audiences with variations. Because of the large number of speeches, they have been arranged into several subseries, based on the general topic and/or intended audience.

Within each subseries, the speeches are arranged in chronological order. Users should note that some of the speeches do not fit strictly into one subseries; Dr. Tate, for example, may have given a speech on education before a church group. In addition, many of the topics he covered in his speeches were used multiple times, and some of the folder headings indicate the speeches that were used more than once. The dates for some of the speeches could not be determined; those that are undated are placed either in the back of each subseries, or in the final "Miscellaneous" subseries if they do not fit into any of the others.

Users should further note that many of the original folders that contained these speeches had dates, locations, and other relevant information written on them; these folders have been retained and can be found inside the new folders. This series specifically contains speech texts, event programs, and notes Dr. Tate kept when composing his remarks; users should note that this subseries does NOT contain any audiovisual recordings of his speeches.

Series 5 holds both incoming and outgoing correspondence on Dr. Tate. The letters in this series are arranged in alphabetical order according to the last name of the person sending the letters or the person the letters directly relate to. Some of the correspondence is topical instead of personal (such as letters of recommendation sent by Dr. Tate), and is also arranged in alphabetical order.

Series 6 contains Dr. Tate’s daily appointment books during a forty-year period. Most of these are soft cover, leather-bound appointment books with the year and his name on the front. These books cover the years 1946-1988 (except 1947; no appointment book for this year was in the collection when SMU Archives received it).

Series 7 includes papers relating to groups and committees that Dr. Tate was a part of that did not directly pertain to his activities as president of SMU. These ranged from civic organizations such as the Rotary and Salesmanship Clubs of Dallas, to educational committees such as the Governor’s Committee on Education Beyond the High School during the 1960s, and the West Point Special Commission, set up in the 1970s to address a cheating scandal at the school, of which Dr. Tate was a commission member.

Series 8 includes transcripts of interviews of Dr. Tate: one-on-one interviews apparently done for research purposes, television interviews, and interviews that appeared in print; the dates for these range from the late 1950s through the 1ate 1980s, although most of the material in this series dates from the early to mid-1970s. Users should note that the material in this series is not audiovisual; all of it is interview transcripts.


 

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is organized into 8 series:
Series 1: Biographical and Pre-SMU Presidency
Series 2: Inauguration as SMU President
Series 3: Presidency and Chancellorship
Series 4: Speeches
  • Subseries 1: SMU Commencement
  • Subseries 2: SMU-Related
  • Subseries 3: Speeches at Other Schools
  • Subseries 4: Education-Related
  • Subseries 5: Religious and Church-Related
  • Subseries 6: Civic-Related
  • Subseries 7: Tributes and Eulogies
  • Subseries 8: Speeches to Other Groups
  • Subseries 9: Miscellaneous
Series 5: Correspondence
Series 6: Daily Appointment Books
Series 7: Organizations and Committees
Series 8: Interviews

Restrictions

Access to Collection:

Collection is open for research use.

Publication Rights:

Permission to publish materials must be obtained from the Director of the DeGolyer Library.

Copyright Statement:

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain copyright authorization.


Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following terms in the Southern Methodist University Libraries' online catalog. Researchers desiring related materials may search the catalog using these terms.
Southern Methodist University -- Administration -- History.
Southern Methodist University -- Presidents.
Universities and colleges -- Texas.

Related Material

Southern Methodist University Master Plan records (SMU 1991.0029)

John O. Beaty controversy papers (SMU 1992.0167)

Collection of records related to Southern Methodist University president Paul Hardin (SMU 1995.0249)

Willis Tate interview by Marshall Terry (SMU 1996.0287)


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Willis M. Tate papers, Southern Methodist University Archives, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University.

Acquisition Information

• SMU 1991.0035; July 30, 1991—Gift

• SMU 1994.0208; February 8, 1994—Gift

• SMU 1994.0224; June 15, 1994—Gift

• SMU 1995.0250; June 23, 1995—Gift

(The material in this collection was originally contained in several separate collections that were donated to the DeGolyer Library at different times. These collections were combined into the present Willis M. Tate papers in the summer of 2008.)

Processing Information

Originally, the Willis Tate papers were arranged in several separate collections:

• SMU 1991.0035

• SMU 1994.0208

• SMU 1994.0224

• SMU 1995.0250

In the summer of 2008, these collections were all combined into one collection. Tate’s office files had been transferred at different times and had been accessioned by different archivists after Tate’s retirement. The University Archivist made a decision to recombine the office files to recreate a single accession.

Most of original methods of arrangement have been retained. The Tate correspondence, for example, was originally organized in alphabetical order, and has been done so here.

If original order was changed, it was done in working with the speeches file. There were a vast number of duplicate speeches, filed by both date and by organization.

Paul Santa Cruz processed the collection under the supervision of Joan Gosnell.

Finding aid written by

Paul H. Santa Cruz, 2008.

Encoded by

Lara Corazalla, 2009.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1:
Biographical and Pre-SMU Presidency

Box Folder
1 1 Biographical and family data
2 Tate’s football career at SMU
3 Tate’s pre-SMU career and activities
4 Bulletins from San Antonio Optimist Club, 1939-1940 (bound volume with two letters)
5 Offer of Wesleyan College presidency to Dr. Tate, 1946
6 Tate’s SMU career before the presidency
7 Functions attended and/or addressed by Dr. Tate, undated and 1944-1951
8 Functions attended and/or addressed by Dr. Tate, undated and 1952-1954
9 Bob Tate’s "Monday Morning Message"
Box Folder
2 1 Addresses, prayers, benedictions by Dr. Tate
2 Football, 1989 statement
3 Personal material (1 of 2)
4 Personal material (2 of 2)
5 Christmas cards sent by the Tates
6 Letters
7 Books and articles about Tate
8 Poems by Marshall Terry and Keith Baker
9 Marshall Terry’s preface to book
10 Finlay, William W., A.Q. Sartain, and Willis Tate. Human Behavior in Industr. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1954
Box Folder
3 1 "Principal, Can You Take Democracy?" by Willis Tate
2 "The Blight of Ignorance," by Willis Tate for Dallas Junior League "Dallacite"
3 "Education and Social Progress," by Willis Tate for "Lawyers Title News"
4 Latin America Trip
5 Articles and miscellaneous writings
6 Book reviews, news articles
7 Memorials, SMU endowed fund
8 Awards
9 Tate giving society and scholarship
10 Miscellaneous awards and honors
11 LBJ Library dedication, Austin; May 22, 1971
12 Miscellaneous
Box
4 (assortment of plaques given to Dr. Tate)
YMCA, Downtown Branch, 1977 Campaign Chairman
American Arbitration Association, Southwestern Advisory Council
Mustang Club, Inc., "In Support of SMU Intercollegiate Athletics"
YMCA, Metropolitan World Service Chairman, 1980
Kiwanis International, Division 24 Prayer Breakfast; May 5, 1983
Liberty Bell Award, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, 1977
SMU Humanitarian Award, "A True Friend To All;" January 2, 1976
YMCA, Downtown Branch, General Chairman, 1977
12th World Methodist Conference medal; August 18-26, 1971
Moody Coliseum 1956-1986 plaque
Box
5 Four drafts of Dr. Tate’s dissertation; one section contains suggested revisions
Box
77 (Oversize) One folder containing an oversize, undated greeting card to Dr. Tate (also holds one oversize item from the Hiram A. Boaz collection.)



 

Series 2:
Inauguration as SMU President

Box Folder
6 1 Letters on possibility of Tate being appointed SMU president—spring 1954
2 Congratulatory letters—May 1-9, 1954 (1 of 2)
3 Congratulatory letters—May 1-9, 1954 (2 of 2)
4 Congratulatory letters—May 10-15, 1954 (1 of 2)
5 Congratulatory letters—May 10-15, 1954 (2 of 2)
6 Congratulatory letters—May 16-31, 1954 (1 of 2)
Box Folder
7 1 Congratulatory letters—May 16-31, 1954 (2 of 2)
2 Congratulatory letters—June-July 1954
3 Congratulatory letters—August-November 1954
4 Congratulatory telegrams—May 1954 and May 1955
5 Tate inauguration letters—spring 1955
6 Inauguration programs—May 5, 1955
7 Inauguration programs—May 5, 1955 (continued)
Box Folder
8 1 Open house programs for Tate inauguration
2 Inauguration guest registers
3 Inauguration guest registers (continued)
4 Rice Institute announcement on Tate inauguration
Box Folder
9 1 Audiotape with 15-minute summary of Tate inauguration
2 SMU’s 8th Annual Businessmen’s Day—April 26, 1955 (in honor of Tate inauguration)
3 SMU’s 5th Annual Lawyers Week—April 19-23, 1955 (in honor of Tate inauguration)
4 Perkins School of Theology special events for Tate inauguration
5 Departmental/campus events in honor of Tate inauguration
6 Inauguration invitations
7 Inauguration correspondence
8 Inauguration planning and instructions
9 Inauguration planning and Tate speech
10 Inauguration procession
11 Inauguration expenses
Box Folder
10 1 SMU publicity on open house commemorating Tate inauguration
2 Inauguration publicity
3 Inauguration publicity (continued)
4 Special inauguration issues of the Mustang and The Perkins School of Theology Journal



 

Series 3:
Presidency and Chancellorship

Box Folder
10 5 Academic freedom
6 Alexander Meiklejohn Award—American Association of University Professors—1965
7 Alexander Meiklejohn Award—letters to Tate
Box Folder
11 1 Alumni, class of 1929 reunion questionnaire
2 Alumni workshops
3 Board of Trustees
4 Bob Hope Theatre and other appearances at SMU
5 Communism
6 Communism (continued)
7 Four Colleges trust fund
Box Folder
12 1 Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas
2 Kennedy assassination; November 22, 1963 (1 of 3)
3 Kennedy assassination (2 of 3)
4 Kennedy assassination (3 of 3)
5 Kent State tragedy—May 1970
Box Folder
13 1 Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity
2 Master Plan Committee of Fifty
3 President’s Conference—January 5-6, 1968
4 President’s Conference—report from task force three—March 25, 1968
5 President’s Conference—March 29-30, 1968
6 President’s Conference—December 6-8, 1968
7 President’s Conference—June 12-13, 1969
8 President’s Conference—July 1-2, 1969
9 President’s Conference—November 3, 1969
10 "Project Search"—1971
Box Folder
14 1 Proposal for research and related activities—October 15, 1966
2 Sharp drama building
3 Student dialogue and correspondence
4 Student unrest, concern, controversies (Tate’s views on)
5 Vietnam war
6 Underwood Law School pledges, football
7 Rotunda statements from Tate
8 Tate’s statement for alumni magazine
9 Tate’s article for The Campus
10 Tate’s articles for SMU Now
11 Miscellaneous Tate articles
Box Folder
15 1 Functions attended and/or addressed by Tate, 1955-1959
2 Functions attended and/or addressed by Tate, 1960-1985
3 Student and faculty social functions hosted by the Tates
4 Events on and off campus during the Tate years
5 Report on SMU, jurisdictional conference; July 12, 1972
6 Search committee for new president
7 Tate’s article in The Mustang, and appointment as SMU chancellor
8 Tate as chancellor; November 12, 1971-July 1, 1976
9 Presidential search committee, reorganization of executive duties—president and chancellor
10 Tate renamed president; July 1, 1974-October 5, 1975
11 Audit for President James Zumberge, 1975
12 Tate as president emeritus; July 1, 1976-October 1, 1989
13 Selection of L. Donald Shields as president of SMU—1980
Box Folder
16 1 Meadows School of the Arts—Library Capital Campaign, 1988
2 Meadows Library Capital Campaign, 1988 (binder)
3 Scrapbook with SMU-related material, 1950s-1970s
4 Miscellaneous



 

Series 4:
Speeches

Subseries 1: SMU Commencement
Box Folder
17 1 June 1, 1954 Commencement
2 August 26, 1954 Commencement
3 May 30, 1955 Commencement
4 August 26, 1955 Commencement
5 May 28, 1956 Commencement
6 August 27, 1956 Commencement
7 June 3, 1957 Commencement
8 1959 Commencement (2 undated speeches)
9 1960 Commencement
10 May 21, 1961 Commencement ("The Heresy of Communism")
11 1962 Commencement
12 1963 Commencement
13 1964 Commencement
14 1965 Commencement
15 1966 Commencement
16 May 21, 1967 Commencement
Box Folder
18 1 May 26, 1968 Commencement
2 May 25, 1969 Commencement
3 1970 Commencement
4 May 23, 1971 Commencement
5 May 21, 1972 Commencement
6 May 23, 1973 Commencement (introductions)
Box Folder
19 1 1975 Commencement and Baccalaureate
2 1976 Commencement (Benediction) and Baccalaureate
Subseries 2: SMU-Related
Box Folder
19 3 Instruction for new officers of fraternities—June 11, 1946 and November 12, 1947
4 Orientation Convocation, 1947-1959
5 Opening Convocation—September 21, 1954
6 Opening Convocation—September 20, 1955
7 Opening Convocation—September 25, 1956
8 Opening Convocation—September 24, 1957
9 Alumni speech—1950-1954
10 Midland, Texas speech—March 24, 1952
11 "Growing into Maturity," chapel talk—December 9, 1952
12 "Financing SMU"—January 13, 1953
13 Alumni picnic speech—September 19, 1953
14 Student Union groundbreaking—October 30, 1953
15 Orientation speech—September 1954
16 Opening Convocation—September 21, 1954
17 Alumni luncheon, silver anniversary—1955
18 Cotton Bowl—January 1, 1955
19 "What Student Union will Mean to SMU"—February 24, 1955
20 Tate Inauguration—May 5, 1955
21 "Reflections of a New President"—June 1, 1955
22 Opening Convocation—September 20, 1955
23 SMU speech at Tulsa—August 15, 1955
24 Sustentation speech-October 26, 1955
Box Folder
20 1 Welcome, Association of Physical Plant Administrators—November 7, 1955
2 Financial needs of the future—January 9-11, 1956
3 Opening Convocation—September 25, 1956
4 Opening Convocation—September 24, 1957
5 Remarks at general faculty meeting—September 15, 1958
6 Opening Convocation—September 23, 1958
7 SMU Mothers’ Club—1959-1965
8 Remarks at general faculty meeting-September 17, 1959
9 Opening Convocation—September 22, 1959
10 Statement to Faculty Senate and general faculty—October 14 and November 16, 1959
11 Sustentation speech—November 10, 1959
12 SMU speech at Houston and Tyler—February 16 and 18, 1960
13 Remarks to the faculty—September 15, 1960
14 Opening Convocation—September 20, 1960
15 "The Purpose of a University," SMU Woman’s Club—November 8, 1960
16 Student Center Governing Board—February 2, 1961 and January 26, 1963
17 Honors Day/50th Anniversary—April 11, 1961
18 Remarks to the general faculty—September 11, 1961
19 Opening Convocation—September 21, 1961
20 Dallas Advertising League, Kudos College, SMU Homecoming—October 23, 1961
21 Bishop D. Otto Dibelius honorary degree
22 Sustentation kick-off—November 15, 1961
23 SMU Corral talks—March/April 1962
24 Remarks to Faculty Senate—April 11, 1962
25 Fine Arts Center groundbreaking—May 28, 1962
26 Perkins alumni speech—May 30, 1962
27 Remarks to general faculty—September 10, 1962
28 "The Tide is Coming In," Opening Convocation—September 20, 1962
29 Arts and Sciences faculty meeting-September 20, 1962
Box Folder
21 1 Bridwell-DeBellis speech—September 27, 1962
2 Sustentation TV script, KRLD TV—1963
3 Committee of Fifty—January 18, 1963
4 Graduate Associates 1st Annual Meeting—March 2, 1963
5 Board of Development report to the President—March 22, 1963
6 Hilltop Corral—March 22, 1963
7 Faculty and staff convocation—April 24, 1963
8 Honors Day—April 30, 1963
9 "We Have a Mandate," Opening Convocation—September 19, 1963
10 Remarks to general faculty—September 21, 1963
11 General faculty meeting—November 6, 1963
12 Sustentation kick-off—November 12, 1963
13 Tate address at special convocation in remembrance of President Kennedy—November 26, 1963
14 President’s critical analysis of the Master Plan—1964 (?)
15 SMU alumni speech, Lubbock—January 17, 1964
16 Honors Day—April 7, 1964
17 Freshman Council—April 14, 1964 and November 15, 1966
18 Orientation talks—September 7, 1964 and August 27, 1969
19 Remarks to general faculty—September 8, 1964
20 Opening Convocation—September 17, 1964
21 SMU Dallas alumni speech—October 8, 1964
22 Remarks at Harrison luncheon—October 14, 1964
23 Press statement on anniversary of Kennedy assassination—November 6, 1964
24 Sustentation kick-off—November 10, 1964
25 Welcome to civilian engineers—January 7, 1965
26 SMU Mothers’ Club talk—January 29, 1965
27 Honors Day, awards to students—April 6, 1965
Box Folder
22 1 Student retreat—April 24, 1965
2 Bob Hope Theatre groundbreaking—April 30, 1965
3 Remarks at Board of Trustees luncheon—May 7, 1965
4 Remarks at Mothers’ Club—May 25, 1965
5 Orientation—September 1965
6 Remarks to general faculty—September 7, 1965
7 Opening convocation—September 16, 1965
8 Remarks at Hamilton dinner (organ donation)—October 15, 1965
9 Homecoming remarks at service, "Fifty Years of Faith"—October 29, 1965
10 Opening remarks for symposium for Texas women—January 27, 1966
11 Alumni Association, Charter Day—March 24, 1966
12 Honors Day—March 29, 1966
13 Engineering awards—April 21, 1966
14 SMU Night, San Antonio—July 3, 1966
15 Orientation—August 28, 1966
16 Remarks to general faculty—September 6-7, 1966
17 Opening convocation—September 8, 1966
18 Welcoming statement at Navy game—November 1966
19 Remarks to Freshman Council—November 15, 1966
20 "The Meaning of Vatican II"—December 7, 1966
Box Folder
23 1 Remarks at opening of LTV electrosystems link—January 11, 1967
2 SMU Mothers’ Club—February 2, 1967; January 30, 1968; February 20, 1970
3 Women’s Symposium—March 9, 1967
4 Dedication of Harrison Building-March 30, 1967
5 Founders’ Day—April 1, 1967
6 Bob Hope Convocation—April 3, 1967
7 Honors Day—April 26, 1967
8 Remarks to the general faculty—September 5, 1967
9 Opening Convocation—September 7, 1967
10 Sustentation remarks—October 26, 1967
11 New York Times forum—October 31, 1967
12 Alumni dinner speech—November 4, 1967
13 Sustentation victory luncheon—December 12, 1967
14 Mothers’ Club parents’ dinner—January 30, 1968
15 Honors Day—March 27, 1968
16 Orientation, parents of freshmen—August 28, 1968
Box Folder
24 1 Opening convocation—September 5, 1968
2 "The University in a Changing World"—October 1968
3 Orientation of trustees—November 7, 1968
4 Bob Hope Theatre opening—November 21, 1968
5 SMU alumni parents’ breakfast—November 23, 1968
6 "Life at its Best, Life at its Worst," SMU sustentation victory luncheon—December 10, 1968
7 Acceptance of Margo Jones Theatre—January 22, 1969
8 Parent’s dinner—February 13, 1969
9 President’s statement on BLAACS—May 1969
10 "The Way Decision-Making Takes Place"—May 2, 1969
11 Wingfield Symposium—January 7-8, 1969
12 Alumni Board, luncheon opening statement—July 19, 1969
Box Folder
25 1 School of Banking commencement—August 8, 1969
2 Orientation and welcome to parents and new students—August 29, 1969
3 Parent and freshman orientation—August 27, 1969
4 Remarks to general faculty—September 2, 1969
5 Opening Convocation—September 4, 1969
6 Fort Worth alumni luncheon—October 15, 1969
7 Tape for alumni groups—September 15, 1969
8 Remarks to Sustentation meeting—October 25, 1969
9 Sustentation special gifts kick-off—October 28, 1969
10 Parents’ breakfast—October 27, 1969 and Alumni banquet—October 31, 1969
11 Parents’ breakfast, "The State of Southern Methodist University,"—November 1, 1969
12 Report to the Senate—November 12, 1969
13 Dedication of Heroy Building—November 13, 1969
14 Remarks at granting of honorary degree to Antonio Carillo Flores—November 21, 1969
Box Folder
26 1 Sustentation victory luncheon—January 2, (?) 1970
2 SMU Mothers’ Club Parents’ Night—February 12, 1970
3 Honors Day—March 18, 1970
4 Alumni banquet—March 20, 1970
5 Mortar Board "Calling Out"—April 6, 1970
6 Statement on Kent State shooting—May 6, 1970
7 "Governance Plan," Board of Trustees meeting—May 8, 1970
8 San Antonio Mustang Corral—May 14, 1970
9 Orientation, parents and new students—August 24, 1970
10 Orientation, parents and new students—August 25, 1970
11 Statement to the general faculty—September 1, 1970
12 APO talk, "Motivation for Service"—September 2, 1970
13 School of Theology orientation—September 2, 1970
14 Opening Convocation—September 3, 1970
Box Folder
27 1 Corpus Christi alumni speech—October 5, 1970
2 Sustentation kick-off—November 3, 1970
3 Parents’ breakfast—November 21, 1970
4 Alumni tape—November 23, 1970
5 Atwell dinner—November 24, 1970
6 Wichita Falls alumni speech—December 4, 1970
7 Academic conference—March 12, 1971
8 Founders’ Day banquet—March 24, 1971
9 Honors Day—March 31, 1971
10 Houston alumni speech—April 7, 1971
11 Underwood Law Library dedication—April 30, 1971
12 Orientation, parents and new students—August 24, 1971
13 Statement to the general faculty—August 31, 1971
14 Opening Convocation—September 2, 1971
15 Sustentation leadership, major and special gifts division—October 5, 1971
Box Folder
28 1 Women’s Staff Club—October 20, 1971
2 Dallas Hall dedication—October 29, 1971
3 Parents’ breakfast—October 30, 1971
4 Sustentation victory luncheon—December 14, 1971
5 Umphrey Lee Associates dinner—January 21, 1972
6 Kappa Alpha fraternity, "The Role of the Fraternity in the SMU Community,"— March 9, 1972
7 Honors Day—March 23, 1972
8 Dedication of A.R. "Red" Barr Swimming Pool—June 15, 1972
9 Perkins School of Theology orientation—September 3, 1972
10 Opening Convocation—September 7, 1972
11 Governance statement—September 9, 1972
12 Town Girls of SMU—September 28, 1972
13 Umphrey Lee Associates—April 18, 1973
14 SMU Women’s Staff Club—May 9, 1973
15 Alumni slide presentation—August 8, 1973
16 Community Course—September 25, 1973
17 Sustentation kick-off—November 2, 1973
18 Opening Convocation—September 3, 1974
19 Personnel, supervisors training—March 20, 1975
20 Retirement luncheon—April 28, 1975
21 Town & Gown—May 17, 1976
22 Baccalaureate sermon—May 16, 1976
23 Dedication of Doc Hayes Memorial Locker Room—October 7, 1980
24 Reunion of Classes of 1930 and 1931—1981
25 School of Engineering graduation speech—December 15, 1981
26 Lake Travis personnel retreat—June 1984
27 "Reminiscences of SMU," Town & Gown—September 15, 1986
28 Importance of Graduate Education—November 18, 1986
29 "The Case for SMU," delivered at alumni luncheon (SMU’s survival of athletic controversy, 1985-1986; other previous "hard times")—April 11, 1987
30 Speech for reunion; classes of 1942, 1947, 1952, 1957; "Whatsoever Things are True"—April 11, 1987
31 History of SMU, given to Board of Trustees at orientation—September 8, 1988
32 Administrative assistance class, continuing education (multiple dates)
33 Board of Stewards meeting
34 Distinguished alumnus awards
35 "First Things First: The University Community"
36 History of SMU and Christmas, Business and Finance Christmas luncheon
37 "SMU: A Significant Future"
38 Talk to Technical Club at Engineering school
Subseries 3: Speeches at Other Schools
Box Folder
29 1 Graduation speech—August 31, 1951
2 Centenary College, "The Student Personnel Point of View"—September 5, 1952
3 Commencement address at Oklahoma City University—May 24, 1954
4 Commencement, Longview Senior High School—May 31, 1954
5 Student leadership retreat—March 27, 1956
6 Baccalaureate address, Washington and Lee—June 7, 1956
7 "The Siege of Freedom," Brown Lectures at Randolph-Macon—February 19-21, 1957 (also included is speech on same topic dated April 17, 1963)
8 Speech for inauguration of Jack Stauffer Wilkes as President of Oklahoma City University—March 6, 1958
9 Speech for Great Issues Committee at University of Texas, "Education—For All or Some"—October 8, 1958
10 "The Pursuit of Free Men," given at advanced management conference, Princeton—August 11, 1959
11 Honors Day, University of Texas—April 2, 1960
12 Inauguration of Abner McCall as President of Baylor University—October 14, 1961
13 Management conference, Princeton—1962
14 "The Trustee and His Responsibility"—March 9, 1962 and November 1, 1962
15 "The Secret of Greatness," Southwestern University—May 4, 1962
16 Wesley Foundation, University of Texas—1963
17 "Four Re-Affirmations of Modern Americans," Southwestern College—May 19, 1963 (also entitled "Education for Tomorrow’s World")
18 "The Orderly Conversation of a Civilized Society," Southwestern Medical School—June 3, 1963
Box Folder
30 1 Garrett Theological Seminary commencement, Northwestern University—June 7, 1963
2 Thomas Jefferson High School PTA—October 14, 1963
3 Hamilton Park High School dedication—March 1, 1964
4 Hockaday School—March 12, 1964
5 "Margins," Highland Park High School—April 1, 1964
6 Luncheon speech, Northwest Missouri State College—October 6, 1964 (for inauguration of President Robert Foster)
7 Luncheon, North Texas State University—February 16, 1965
8 Honors Day, Hockaday School—May 13, 1965
9 Greenhill School dedication—May 16, 1965
10 Kincaid High School graduation—May 28, 1965
11 Commencement, Longview Senior High School—May 31, 1965
12 "Intellectuality: A Commitment," Honors Day, University of Houston—May 23, 1966
13 Highland Park High School commencement—June 1, 1966
14 High School speech—1967
15 Founders Day, Centenary College—April 4, 1967
16 Retirement of Dr. Earl Moreland, President of Randolph-Macon—April 29, 1967
17 Bishop College report luncheon—May 11, 1967
18 "A New Breed of Men," McMurry College and Wesleyan College—May 22 and 28, 1967
19 Texas Tech freshman honor societies—March 23, 1968
20 Commencement address, University of Tulsa—June 2, 1968
Box Folder
31 1 Commencement address, Young Harris College—June 9, 1968
2 Northwood Institute—September 19, 1968
3 Commencement address at University of Texas at Arlington—January 31, 1969
4 Baylor University Junior College personnel—July 16, 1969
5 University of Houston commencement—August 22, 1969
6 Inauguration of new president at Cottey College—November 7, 1969
7 Commencement speech for North Texas State University—June 3, 1970
8 Inauguration of new president of Centenary College—October 21, 1970
9 "Life is a Matter of Choice," Highland Park High School—February 5, 1971
10 Hockaday School Founders Day—March 11, 1971 and March 3, 1979
11 Commencement address, Trinity University—May 24, 1971
Box Folder
32 1 Sherman Fund Drive, Austin College—March 16, 1972
2 Pfeiffer College commencement—May 14, 1972
3 Baccalaureate statement, Rice University—May 20, 1972
4 Commencement, Texas Wesleyan—May 13, 1973
5 Commencement, McMurry College—May 13, 1973
6 100th anniversary, Southwestern University—October 25, 1973
7 Ottowa College convocation—April 17, 1974
8 125th anniversary, Austin College—April 26, 1974
9 Commencement, Albright College—June 2, 1974 (honorary degrees)
10 Inauguration of Jerald Walker as President of Baker University—April 11, 1975
11 Dedication of building, Greenhill Upper School—May 8, 1975
12 Baccalaureate sermon, University of Wyoming—May 15, 1977
13 Wedgeworth Lecture Series, Stephen F. Austin State University—April 14 and 21, 1982
14 Baylor College of Dentistry—September 16, 1982
Subseries 4: Education-Related
Box Folder
32 15 Public Relations in College—1951-1952
16 "It’s the Professor Who Pays"—1952-1953
17 Education Week speech—March 4, 1952
18 "What Makes a University Unique?" speech to A.A.U.W.—October 4, 1954
19 "What is a College?"—1954, other dates and locations
Box Folder
33 1 "The Challenge for Teachers in a New World," Corpus Christi—March 11, 1955
2 Student personnel workshop—March 27, 1956
3 "Education for Freedom," A. Harris award dinner—August 4, 1956
4 "Am I My Brother’s Keeper?" Lambda Chi Alpha National Convention—August 28, 1956
5 Texas Congress of Parents and Teachers Annual Convention—November 14-16, 1956
6 Southern University Conference panel, Houston—1957
7 American Alumni Council meeting, panel discussion—December 11, 1957
8 "Education for Tomorrow’s World"—1958
9 Administration and the advancement of effective teaching, WBAP-TV, Fort Worth—February 22, 1958
10 College Sports Information Directors of America, Chicago—August 12, 1958
11 Philander Smith College—August 25, 1959
12 "Education—For All or Some"—October 8, 1958
13 Texas Association of Secondary School Principals—October 25-26, 1959
14 O.C.U. faculty workshop—September 12, 1960
15 Role of the university—February 9, 1962
16 Dr. Eurich’s speech, "Education for Tomorrow’s World"—January 15, 1963
17 Southwest Foundations—April 19, 1963
18 Texas Association of Deans of Women—June 18, 1963
19 Questions for television interview—July 23, 1963
20 Role of private higher education—July 25, 1963
21 Ferment in higher education—October 13, 1963
22 Texas elementary school principals and supervisors—October 25, 1963
23 Collegiate registrars—November 6, 1963
24 College physical education program—January 11, 1964
Box Folder
34 1 Willson Lectures—March 3, 1964 (text and audiograph recordings)
2 Lambda Chi Alpha general assembly banquet speech—September 1, 1964
3 Life Office Management Association—September 29, 1964
4 Talk on report of the Governor’s Committee on Education Beyond the High School—October 23, 1964
5 Role of student leader—December 11, 1964
6 "Things Aren’t Like They Used to Be," personnel and management conference—January 1965
7 Meiklejohn award speech—April 9, 1965
8 "Some Presuppositions Relating to Drinking," student retreat—April 24, 1965
9 "A Case History of Institutional Planning," Nashville—July 27, 1965
10 Young Presidents’ Organization—October 13, 1965
11 "Meeting the Needs of Higher Education in the Dallas Area"—December 9, 1965
12 Honor Societies speech—1966
13 Radio talk, youth—1966
14 "Trends in Higher Education"—January 18, 1966 (and other dates)
Box Folder
35 1 Association of College Honor Societies—February 26, 1966
2 Southern Association of College and University Professors—April 1966
3 High school counselors—April 25, 1966
4 "Academic Freedom"—May 3, 1966
5 Texas Junior College Teachers’ Association—February 17, 1967
6 Deans of Women National Conference—March 19, 1967
7 Current issues: college personnel—March 20, 1967
8 Texas Association of Student Councils—April 19, 1967
9 "Education for Tomorrow’s World"—May 12, 1967
10 "Trends in Higher Education," Methodist group at Southern Association convention—November 28, 1967
11 "Students—Leaders of Tomorrow," Pakistan Students Association—January 27, 1968
12 "Trends in Higher Education," Houston North dinner—May 17, 1968
13 "The Mood of Students," Oklahoma conference—May 29, 1968
14 Delta Gamma convention—June 18, 1968
15 Personnel and guidance in colleges, National Association of Women Deans and Counselors—July 1, 1968
Box Folder
36 1 "Trends in Higher Education," Association of Higher Education—August 6, 1968
2 Lambda Chi convention—August 25, 1968
3 "Creative Leadership," medical librarians—October 14, 1968
4 "The Role of the University in Today’s Society (in Regional Development)"—March 7, 1969
5 Lambda Chi meeting—March 24, 1969
6 "The Current Social Revolution on our Campuses," panel, college and university administrators—April 10, 1969
7 "The Ground on Which I Stand," Symposium on the American University—July 7-8, 1969
8 "Structuring for Student and Faculty Involvement"—July 16, 1969
9 Higher Education Committee of the Dallas Chamber of Commerce—October 14, 1969
10 Town & Gown address—November 17, 1969
11 Introduction, Southern Association of Colleges—December 1, 1969
Box Folder
37 1 Junior League, higher education in Dallas—December 8, 1969
2 Delta Chi fraternity convention—August 31, 1970
3 Academic conference introductions—March 12, 1971
4 "The Status of the American University in Contemporary Society"—April 30, 1971
5 "Worth of Higher Education"—May 24, 1971
6 National Association of Collegiate Athletic Directors—June 21, 1971
7 "Housing: An Educational Process," Association of College and University Housing Officers—July 26, 1971
8 Athletics, Miami speech, Southwest Conference presidents—October 6, 1971
9 National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame Scholar-Leader-Athletes—December 7, 1971
10 Panel on higher education—October 20, 1972
11 "The Care and Feeding of ‘Sacred Cows,’" North Carolina Association of Colleges and Universities—November 2, 1972
12 Summer seminar on academic administration—July 9, 1973
13 "The Care and Feeding of Sacred Cows," ICUT presidents meeting—August 2, 1976
14 Leadership Symposium for Foreign Students—December 27, 1978
Box Folder
38 1 Lambda Chi brotherhood speech, leadership conference—August 12, 1979
2 Governor’s Advisory Committee on Education speech notes (early 1980s)
3 Fort Worth Schoolmaster’s Club, report on Governor’s Advisory Committee on Education—March 11, 1980
4 Texas Association for Women Deans, greetings, Austin—June 23, 1980
5 Report on Governor’s Advisory Council on Education—September 25, 1980
6 Fraternity speech notes—1981
7 "The Crisis in Public Education," Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture—November 20-21, 1981
8 "Am I My Brother’s Keeper?"—March 20, 1982
9 "The Teacher"—April 14, 15, 21, 1982
10 Fraternity-university relations, TCU Lambda Chi conclave—February 26, 1983
11 "Passion for Peace," Rotary Exchange International Students—March 16, 1983
12 Fraternity Executive Association, Orlando—June 10, 1983
13 Conference for Rewarding Teacher Excellence—June 27, 1983
14 Lambda Chi Founder’s Day—March 9, 1984
15 "Charge" to Lambda Chi convention, New Orleans—August 18, 1984
16 "Building a Better America," American Association of University Students—January 26, 1987
17 "Education for Tomorrow’s World," Lon Morris College—September 2, 1988
18 "Am I My Brother’s Keeper?" Delta Gamma and Lambda Chi—November 21, 1988
19 "Adjustment to College," junior high school lessons
20 Adult education
21 "The Care and Feeding of Professors"
22 Changing roles in education
23 General education
Box Folder
39 1 "The Effective Role of a Professor as a Citizen"
2 Financial campaign speech (multiple dates)
3 Fraternity speech notes
4 Fraternity talks
5 Fruits of college
6 Greek Week kick-off
7 High school courtship talks
8 "The Honor Society’s Role in the Great Society"
9 Inter-University Council
10 Kappa scholarship banquet
11 Kappa speech notes
12 Lambda Chi Alpha—Founders Day speech (multiple dates)
13 Nebraska Wesleyan University, inauguration
14 "Protecting and Releasing a Great Teaching Force"
15 Public education
16 "Trends in Higher Education"
Subseries 5: Religious and Church-Related
Box Folder
39 17 "The Kingdom of God"—January 16, 1944
18 "Do Scientific Facts and the Bible Agree?"—February 12, 1951
19 Youth Evangelism, Conroe, October 6, 1951
20 Religion in College—June 1953
21 "Faith Will Make You Whole"—February 20, 1954
22 "What is True Faith?"—March 15, 1954
23 Report to the Conference—May 27, 1954
24 Going into the ministry—September 28, 1954
25 The Christian scholar, Highland Park Methodist Church—October 3, 1954
26 Texas Methodist College Association speech—November 1954
27 Fort Worth Jurisdictional Convocation—April 12-14, 1955
28 Thanksgiving meditation—November 23, 1955
29 "Freedom’s Holy Light," brotherhood talk—February 27, 1956
30 "Our Youth"—March 5, 1956
31 "The Next 200 Years," Liberty, Texas—April 19, 1956
32 "Christian Education and the World Struggle," Philadelphia, Commission on Higher Education—January 11, 1957
Box Folder
40 1 The most drastic problem—July 10, 1957
2 Invocation, dinner for King Mohamed V of Morocco—November 29, 1957
3 Christmas devotional; Sears, Roebuck & Co., Dallas—December 20, 1957
4 "The Fourth Dimension of Christian Education"—March 6, 1958
5 Religious Emphasis Week, Lamar Tech—April 1959
6 Layman’s Day—October 18, 1959
7 Texas Council of Churches—March 8, 1960
8 "The Church and Higher Education"—May 25, 1960
9 National Association of Schools and Colleges of the Methodist Church—January 9, 1961
10 Perkins School of Theology recognition service—July 12, 1961
11 "For Whom the Bell Tolls," layman’s retreat—September 1961
12 "Liberty Extended," National Conference of Christians and Jews—March 13, 1962
13 "A Shortage of Ministers and What One Man Can Do"—March 19, 1962
14 Men’s group, Highland Park Methodist Church—September 17, 1962
15 Garrett Theological Seminary—June 7, 1963
16 "The Future is Now," Lakeview retreat—September 20, 1963
17 "The Task of the Christian University," Wesley Foundation, Austin—October 1963
18 "Christian Challenge on the Campus," Newman Foundation—January 5, 1964
19 "In the Beginning"—December 29, 1964
20 Good Friday breakfast, Los Angeles—April 16, 1965
21 "A Case History of Institutional Planning," Methodist Board of Education, Nashville—July 27, 1965
22 "A State of Life," tire dealers convention—September 12, 1965
Box Folder
41 1 Dallas Pastor’s Association—December 9, 1965
2 Texas Methodist College Association—1966
3 Council of Protestant Colleges—January 5, 1966
4 50th anniversary, Highland Park Methodist Church—January 16, 1966
5 St. Philip’s Methodist Church—January 23, 1966
6 Texas Methodist Planning Commission—February 21, 1966
7 Texas Methodist College Association, "Rationale for Christian Education"—June 8, 1966
8 Northaven Methodist Church—June 12, 1966
9 Travis Park Methodist Church, San Antonio (program by School of the Arts)— July 3, 1966
10 Polytechnic Methodist Church, Fort Worth—October 23, 1966
11 "The Published Word and the Methodist Church," Board of Publications of the Methodist Church—October 25, 1966
12 "The Importance of Church-Related Institutions of Higher Learning," United Capital Funds Campaign—December 15, 1966
13 "The Christian College Confronts Alienation"—January 1967
14 Texas Methodist College Association—February 6, 1967
15 "Why be a Christian?" Baptist Student Movement—February 7, 1967
16 "Stability in Motion," Methodist Homes and Hospitals, Cleveland—January 16, 1968
17 Texas Methodist College Association dinner—February 7, 1968
18 "It is Finished," Oak Lawn Methodist Church—March 27, 1968
19 Oklahoma Conference, Methodist Church, Oklahoma City—May 27-31, 1968
20 Jurisdictional conference, banquet for returning bishops, Oklahoma City—July 26, 1968
21 First Methodist Church, Wichita Falls—October 13, 1968
Box Folder
42 1 "The Power to Be," Governor’s prayer breakfast—January 21, 1969
2 Texas Methodist College Association—February 4, 1969
3 St. Luke’s Church, Sunday Evening Series, Oklahoma City-March 9, 1969
4 National Conference of Christians and Jews—March 10, 1969
5 "Revolution on Campus," Dallas Pastor’s Association—March 13, 1969
6 Methodist men’s club—Lake Jackson, Texas—March 19, 1969
7 "Pluralism and Partnership," Texas Council of Church-Related Colleges panel program—April 10, 1969
8 "Today’s Young People and the Church’s University," Southwest Texas Conference, United Methodist Church—May 29, 1969
9 Waxahachie District, Methodist Church, Ennis, Texas—October 29, 1969
10 North Texas Annual Conference report—June 2, 1970
11 "The Gift of Reason—A Touch of Grace"—August 18, 1970
12 East Dallas Christian Church—September 27, 1970
13 Kansas Conference—November 12, 1970
14 "Don’t Send Your Child to a University," Highland Park Methodist Church men’s club—March 15, 1971
15 "The Role of the Church in Community Welfare," United Fund, Pastor’s Division—May 12, 1971
Box Folder
43 1 "Talk Back," Town & Country church conference—October 14, 1971
2 Texas Methodist College Association—February 8, 1972
3 "Role of the Church-Related College in Higher Education," 100th anniversary of Paul Quinn College—March 10, 1972
4 Dinner for Bishop Pope—May 12, 1972
5 Methodist University presidents, Atlanta—June 16-17, 1972
6 "Feed My Sheep," Oak Lawn United Methodist Church—September 21, 1972
7 Laymen’s Day sermon, First United Methodist Church—October 8, 1972
8 Texas Methodist College Association, seminar panel—October 20, 1972
9 Cotton Bowl prayer—January 1, 1973
10 Texas Methodist College Association, presentation to Cecil Peeples—February 6, 1973
11 Texas Methodist College Foundation—November 7, 1973
12 "The Unexpected," Richardson First United Methodist Church—November 21, 1973
13 University Park United Methodist Church—December 17, 1973
14 Dedication of church marker—January 20, 1974
15 "The Church-Related College," Austin College symposium—April 26, 1974
16 World Methodist Council—July 8, 1974
17 Richardson Methodist Church speech—September 27, 1977
18 "What Peace in the Holy Land?"—October 21, 1977
Box Folder
44 1 National Day of Prayer breakfast—May 6, 1982
2 "Up and In vs. Down and Out," ("The Dignity of Man"), Mr. and Mrs. Class—June 23, 1983
3 "God Speaks to Our Generation," September-November 1985
4 "University Ethics," Spectrum class, Highland Park United Methodist Church—September 20, 1987
5 "Ethics in Business," United Methodist Women—November 7, 1988
6 "Thanksgiving: Time to Smell the Roses," November 17, 1988
7 "Christian College Confronts Alienation"
8 Christians and Jews, institute banquet
9 "The Church, the Hope of the World"
10 "Cloud of Witnesses"
11 Dimensions of Faith
12 Easter talks
13 "Five Minute Report From SMU"
14 Good News class lessons (also New Dimensions class)
15 "Have You Got a Dragon?"
16 Highland Park Methodist Church men’s club
17 Jurisdiction conference report
18 Laymen’s Day talks
19 Laymen’s retreat
Box Folder
45 1 "Need to Support Our Methodist Institutions of Higher Learning"
2 "Our Faith in the Bible"
3 Place of religion on campus
4 Place of a religious challenge on the campus
5 Prayers
6 Psalm 19, Alaska trip
7 Religion in public education
8 Religion in public universities
9 "Rickets of the Soul"
10 Talks to freshmen at Highland Park Methodist Church
11 "Today’s Young People and the Church University," Southwest Texas Conference
12 Two by Two class lessons
13 "The Urgency of Our Times"
14 "What is Your Name?"
15 "What Dimension Christian are You?
16 "You and God"
Subseries 6: Civic-Related
Box Folder
45 17 Dallas Chamber of Commerce—December 4, 1953
Box Folder
46 1 Rotary Club talk—June 23, 1954
2 Junior Chamber of Commerce kick-off breakfast—July 1, 1954
3 Community Chest—October 1, 1954
4 Citizens Traffic Commission—April 12, 1955
5 What is a University?" Kiwanis Club—September 28, 1955
6 Chamber of Commerce, Oak Cliff—October 9, 1956
7 "The Heart of Our Community," Greater Dallas Planning Council—January 30, 1957
8 Dedication of Love Field terminal—October 24, 1957
9 Rotary Club speech on SMU—March 18 and November 5, 1958
10 Rotary Club speech—October 12, 1960
11 "Shifting Gears," Rotary Club speech, Carrollton and Richardson—Fall 1961
12 "Four Affirmations for Modern Americans," Rotary Club—January 1962
13 Citizenship, YMCA youth—April 2, 1962
14 "A Region Lifts its Sights," ground-breaking, Science Research Center—May 22, 1963
15 "The Role of Higher Education," Houston Rotary—July 24, 1963
16 Junior Chamber of Commerce leadership training seminar—August 22, 1963
17 Downtown Rotary sustentation speech—November 13, 1963
18 Dallas Chamber of Commerce speech, JFK assassination—December 3, 1963
19 Park Cities Rotary Club—March 13, 1964
Box Folder
47 1 "A Library is Every Man’s University," Rogers, Arkansas—May 15, 1964
2 Groundbreaking for Methodist hospital, Houston—October 27, 1964
3 Junior Chamber of Commerce, Dallas—November 11, 1964
4 YWCA talk—1965-1966
5 Galveston Chamber of Commerce—February 4, 1965
6 YMCA speech, Beaumont—February 9, 1965
7 "YMCA in a Changing World," St. Louis—April 5, 1965
8 Dallas Rotary Club, installation of officers—June 30, 1965
9 University-community consultation on metropolitan Dallas—September 28, 1965
10 Kiwanis Club, Oak Cliff—November 11, 1965
11 Neiman-Marcus speech—December 2, 1965
12 Goals for Dallas, high school meetings—1966
13 YMCA field staff—January 17, 1966
14 "The Students We Serve," YWCA—March 30, 1966
15 Key Club International—April 16, 1966
16 Newman Club, Dallas—September 3, 1966
17 Rotary Club sustentation—November 16, 1966
18 YMCA speech, Louisville, Kentucky—April 17, 1967
Box Folder
48 1 Dallas Rotary Club—November 1, 1967
2 "Trends," YMCA forum—April 10, 1968
3 "Moving Forward from Strength," Rotary Club, SMU Day—November 20, 1968
4 "The Power to Be," Governor’s prayer breakfast, January 21, 1969
5 NCCJ Brotherhood Citation, Dallas—March 10, 1969
6 "Partnership: Strength with Strength," Lions Club, Dallas—March 14, 1969
7 Dallas Chamber of Commerce Higher Education Committee—October 14, 1969
8 "Who’s Uptight?" youth night, Julius Schepps Community Center—October 26, 1969
9 Dallas Junior League provisional members—December 8, 1969
10 Goethe Center dinner—April 25, 1970
11 Kiwanis Club talk on the Interuniversity Council—April 28, 1970
12 General Dynamics Management Association, Fort Worth—October 15, 1970
13 Rotary Club, Plainview, Texas—May 1, 1971
Box Folder
49 1 Town Lake Environmental Awareness Study, Dallas—November 5, 1971
2 Rotary Club; used at Pasadena, California (November 24, 1971) and Wichita Falls (December 23, 1971)
3 Retirement of Bob Maloney, YMCA, Houston—December 2, 1972
4 Girls’ Clubs of America, Dallas—April 8, 1973
5 Park Cities Rotary Club—July 6, 1973
6 YMCA annual dinner, Oklahoma City—February 28, 1974
7 "Eagles or Oysters," Oak Cliff Lions Club—January 14, 1976
8 "The Art of Getting Along," Brook Hollow Rotary Club—March 1977
9 Association of Retired YMCA Officers—November 11, 1977
10 Griffon Award presentation to William Murchison—May 1, 1978
11 National Day of Prayer breakfast—May 6, 1982
12 YMCA convention, Grand Rapids—July 26, 1984
13 Dallas International Banquet—November 9, 1985
14 Downtown Rotary Club speech to scholarship holders—August 10, 1988
15 "YMCA in a Changing World," staff retreat—November 10, 1988
16 Rotary scholarships at east Richardson Rotary Club—November 16, 1988
17 Dallas Ad League, "Kudos College," induction ceremony—multiple dates
18 Margins (revised) YMCA
19 "On Being a College President," Lions Club
20 Rotary speeches
21 YMCA talks (1 of 2)
22 YMCA talks (2 of 2)
Subseries 7: Tributes and Eulogies
Box Folder
50 1 YMCA dinner in honor of Grover Good—January 26, 1956
2 Dr. Ralph Bunche—April 9, 1958
3 Robert L. Thornton—May 22, 1961
4 Dr. Robert E. Morgan—January 29, 1963
5 Dr. Hugh White—April 18, 1963
6 Howard Kusterman’s farewell luncheon—August 20, 1963
7 Harrison luncheon—October 14, 1964
8 Fondren tribute—February 11, 1965
9 Kudos College induction ceremony—April 20, 1965
10 Remarks in honor of Bob Hope—April 30, 1965
11 Governor John Connally—Fall 1965
12 Introduction of Mayor J. Erik Jonsson—September 28, 1965
13 Eugene McElvaney—October 4, 1965
14 Sargent Shriver—October 4, 1965
15 Stanley Marcus—October 19, 1965
16 William P. Clements, Jr. (trustees)—November 13, 1965
17 Senator Everett Dirksen—December 7, 1965
18 Reverend B.M.G. Williams, Outstanding Citizen Award, El Paso—December 10, 1965
19 Dr. Mary Bunting—January 27, 1966
20 Albert C. Outler—January 26, 1966
21 Boone Powell, Baylor University Medical Center—January 27, 1966
22 Dr. Lee DuBridge—February 16, 1966
23 Frank Gregg—April 1, 1966
24 H.B. Zachary—April 7, 1966
25 Dr. Charles Allen—April 14, 1966
26 Engineering awards—April 21, 1966
27 Bishop Aubrey G. Walton—May 29, 1966
28 C.S. Hamilton funeral statement—September 1966
29 Esther Peterson—September 28, 1966
30 Dr. Douglas Jackson—November 19, 1966
31 General Maxwell Taylor—December 14, 1966
32 Father Theodore M. Hesburgh—January 1967
33 Bishop and Mrs. Tippett—January 16, 1967
34 Dr. Richard Mays Smith—February 12, 1967 (?)
35 Barbara Ward—March 10, 1967
36 Retirement of Dr. Earl Moreland—April 29, 1967
37 Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.—October 24, 1967
38 Hanson W. Baldwin—October 31, 1967
39 Brotherhood citation dinner, Henry Neuhoff, Jr.—1968
40 Golden Deeds awards banquet, Dr. Law Stone—April 25, 1968
41 Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Smith—September 19, 1968
42 Introductions—1969
43 Lord Harlech (Sir David Ormsby-Gore)—February 11, 1969
44 Senator Ralph Yarborough, SMU Young Democrats fund-raising dinner—March 28, 1969
45 Lois Bailey—April 13, 1969
Box Folder
51 1 Introduction of Father Theodore Hesburgh—January 28, 1970
2 William P. Tolley—January 31, 1970
3 Tribute to Ida and Cecil Green—March 3, 1970
4 Introduction of Senator John Tower—March 13, 1970
5 Tribute to Rabbi Levi Olan—May 17, 1970
6 Atwell dinner—November 24, 1970
7 Memorial service for Eugene McElvaney—June 16, 1971
8 Introduction of Lawrence F. O’Brien—September 21, 1971
9 Dr. Nolan Estes—December 16, 1971
10 Introductions, 1972
11 Sam Acheson tribute—March 9, 1972
12 Introduction of Senator John Tower—April 7, 1972
13 Warrene P. Nettles retirement dinner and memorial service—April 10, 1972 and September 11, 1983
14 Robert G. Storey, Law Day USA—April 27, 1972
15 W. Kenneth Pope—May 17, 1972
16 Introduction for Reverend Zan Wesley Holmes, Jr.—May 21, 1972
17 Resolution on the retirement of Myron Forest Wicke—June 16, 1972
18 "A Man Lives on Thru His Work," tribute to Robert J. Maloney and YMCA—December 5, 1972 (Houston?)
19 Paul Horgan—December 8, 1972
20 Cecil Peeples—February 6, 1973
21 Morris Keeton—March 1, 1973
22 Distinguished Alumni Awards—March 21, 1973
• K. Wade Bennett
• Bishop Alsie H. Carleton
• Lamar Hunt
• Frances Hallam Hurt
• Mattie Ruth Moore
• Bettye Hart Padgett
• Dr. Gene Simmons
• George M. Underwood Jr.
• Gertrude Westmoreland Williamson
23 Eleanor Holmes Norton—April 6, 1973
24 Morris B. Zale—April 26, 1973
25 F. Thomas Trotter—May 17, 1973
26 Commencement 1973 introductions; W. McFerrin Stowe and Merrimon Cuninggim—May 21, 1973
27 Georgia Seale—July 6, 1973
28 Introduction of SMU President Paul Hardin—Fall 1973
29 Donald Regan—December 13, 1973
30 Lee Clark—October 25, 1974
31 1975 Distinguished Alumnus Awards banquet—March 20, 1975
• Robert S. Folsom
• Wilson E. Germany
• Bishop O. Eugene Slater
• J. Lon Tinkle
32 Kudos College, introduction of Bob Hope—May 7, 1975
33 Wilson Germany—May 11, 1976
Box Folder
52 1 Johnnie Marie Grimes, YMCA recognition dinner—November 3, 1976
2 Walter W. Fondren—March 3, 1977
3 Lide Spragins—May 10, 1977
4 Dr. Lloyd Messersmith—July 29, 1977
5 Tribute to Fred Bryson, at dedication of building, Shiloh Presbyterian Church—October 29, 1978
6 Tribute to Algur H. Meadows, dedication of Meadows School of the Arts—November 3, 1978
7 Helen Elizabeth Hudson Baskett funeral—April 9, 1979
8 Charles Dawson funeral—June (?) 1979
9 Mrs. Hastings (Fay) Harrison funeral speech—September 28, 1979
10 Dr. W.A. Criswell tribute speech—October 3, 1979
11 Mrs. M.F. Husky funeral speech—November 12, 1979
12 Lon Tinkle funeral speech—January 14, 1980
13 Dr. William H. Potts funeral—May 20, 1980
14 Boone Powell appreciation dinner—December 1980
15 Ed Bearden funeral—December 24, 1980
16 Funeral for Viola Beck Van Katwijk—December 27, 1980
17 Phoebe Davis eulogy—April 6, 1982
18 Mrs. W.W. Fondren—May 5, 1982
19 R.R. Rubottom tribute—February 9, 1983
20 George P. Cullum, Sr. funeral—June 7, 1983
21 Mattie Bell funeral—July 2, 1983
22 Norwood Jones memorial service—May 25, 1984
23 Hastings Harrison funeral—August 19, 1985
24 "Levi Olan—A Very Special Person"—October 17, 1985
25 Matty Bell, dedication of memorial—October 25, 1985
26 Ray Morrison, dedication of plaque—May 14, 1986
27 Ermance Rejebian gift—June 4, 1986
28 H. Bates and Helen Peacock funerals—August 20, 1985 and February 23, 1987
29 Layton Bailey funeral—April 20, 1987
30 Emmie V. Baines retirement speech—May 5, 1987
31 Mrs. Hazel McCord funeral—October 16, 1987
32 Will Caruth, Jr., speech honoring his family, which donated land for SMU site—October 18, 1988
Box Folder
53 1 Anne Armstrong
2 Retirement of Orville J. Borchers
3 Bob Craig funeral
4 Dr. Lee A. DuBridge
5 Durwood Fleming, Southwestern University president
6 Cecil Greene dinner
7 A. Blair Helman
8 J. Erik Jonsson
9 Mike Kelsey
10 Henry Lichte, Jr., funeral
11 Ray Morrison tribute (multiple dates)
12 John R. Mott
13 Introduction, Esther Peterson
14 Introduction, Dr. Bill J. Priest
15 Introduction, Dr. Abram Sachar
16 Dr. Charles C. Sprague
17 Jimmy Stewart
18 C.A. Tatum
19 Bishop and Mrs. Tippett
20 William Pearson Tolley
21 Dr. Frank E. Vandiver
22 Myron Forest Wicke
23 Logan Wilson
24 Toshinaga Riju Yamamoto
25 Dr. James Zumberge, SMU president
Subseries 8: Speeches to Other Groups
Box Folder
53 26 "Fathers are Parents, Too," Preston Hollow Dad’s Club—March 10, 1954
27 Speech on human relations, Veterans Administration—November 16, 1955
28 Power Distribution Conference, Austin—October 25, 1955
29 Girl Scouts Annual Meeting—January 19, 1956
30 Texas Daily Newspaper Association speech—February 20, 1956
31 "The Layman Looks at the Problems of the Engineer," Dallas Technical Club—February 21, 1956
32 "Communications," Fort Worth Convair Management Club—February 23, 1957
33 Chance Voight Senior Executive Group—November 25, 1957
34 "As I See You," Chartered Life Underwriters, Dallas—June 26, 1959
35 American Institute of Architects—October 28, 1959
36 "The Responsible Use of the Intellect," American Jewish Committee—October 30, 1960
37 "Universal Values in a Changing World," American Gas Association—November 15, 1960 (and other dates)
38 "New Goals for Women," Junior League—May 2, 1961
39 P.E.O. Sisterhood talk—April 25, 1962
40 Associated Press Managing Editors Association—May 20, 1962
41 Dallas Association of Life Underwriters—June 28, 1963
42 Presentation to Mrs. Lynch, National Jewish Hospital, Denver—November 7, 1963
43 CLASP program, Midland—November 11, 1963
44 Salesman Club—November 14, 1963
45 "What Makes Us Tick," Boy Scout Council dinner—January 20, 1964
46 "Living in Tomorrow’s World," National Council of Jewish Women—March 23, 1964
47 Equal Employment Opportunities Conference—September 15, 1964
Box Folder
54 1 Ground-breaking ceremony, Methodist Hospital, Houston—October 27, 1964
2 Salesmanship Club—November 12, 1964
3 Sales Executive Club—January 22, 1965
4 "Heart of the Matter," Jewish Federation—June 21, 1965
5 Salesmanship Club—September 30, 1965
6 General Federation of Women’s Clubs—November 2, 1965
7 "Education is Progress," Salesmanship Club—November 18, 1965
8 Board of Realtors dinner, El Paso—December 10, 1965
9 "Heart of the Matter," Salvation Army—February 17, 1966
10 Newman Club—September 3, 1966
11 Tyler Rose Festival—October 18, 1967
12 "Stability in Motion," convention, National Association of Methodist Hospitals and Homes—January 16, 1968
13 Pakistan Students’ Association Regional Convention-January 27, 1968
14 "Creative Leadership," American Association of Medical Record Librarians—October 14, 1968
15 Women’s Finance Seminar—November 13, 1968
16 "A Partnership: Public and Private," Dallas Lions Club—March 14, 1969
17 Salesmanship Club—July 24, 1969
18 Big Brothers, Dallas—April 16, 1970
19 Automotive Electric Association—December 1, 1970
Box Folder
55 1 Doctors’ Wives panel on student unrest, Dallas—January 6, 1971
2 Technical Club of Dallas—September 7, 1971
3 American Heart Association annual assembly—San Antonio—September 24, 1971
4 "The Unexpected," service clubs of Pasadena, California—November 24, 1971
5 National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame, presentation of awards, New York—December 7, 1971
6 Philosophical Society of Texas—December 11, 1967
7 Temple Emanu-El—November 13, 1972
8 Girls Clubs of America National Conference—April 8, 1973
9 Leadership and Personal Growth seminar—May 25, 1973
10 "Benjamin Franklin and the Disciplines of Life," Shreveport Philosophical Society—January 30, 1974
11 Women of Achievement awards—October 25, 1974
12 Salesmanship Club of Dallas—March 20, 1975
13 "Human Behavior," IBM Training Program—March 9, 1977
14 Community leadership, foreign student seminar—December 1977 (and other dates)
15 "The Teaching of History," American Historical Association—October 26, 1984
16 "Developing a Value System"
17 Empathy (multiple dates)
18 Jewish Federation
19 P.E.O. convention speech (multiple dates)
20 Salesmanship Club talk on SMU (multiple dates)
21 "So, You’re an Engineer" (multiple dates)
22 Southwest Placement officer’s speech
23 "Value of Institutional Research from the Point of View of the Administrator" (multiple dates)
Subseries 9: Miscellaneous
Note: This series of speeches are not arranged in chronological order because these are Tate’s speeches that could be given to multiple audiences. Some (if not all) are duplicates found in the other series.
Box Folder
56 1 Alcoholism
2 "The Art of Getting Along"
3 Attitudes in human relations
4 Brotherhood/human relations
5 "Building a Philosophy of Life"
6 "Citizenship Responsibility—An Adult Point of View"
7 Class of 1951
8 Commencement
9 "The Climate of Freedom"
10 Communications
11 Dependability
12 "Dignity of Man"
13 Education vs. Training
14 Effective leadership
15 "Engineers, America Needs More"
16 "Engineer and Human Relations"
17 Excellence
18 Faculty speech by W.L. Ayres—September 6, 1961
19 Faith in the home and family
20 Family
21 Family life workshop
Box Folder
57 1 Family morale
2 Father-son talk
3 Fear, faith
4 Fitness for Modern Living—March 20, 1965 (P.E. group)
5 Football
6 Football Hall of Fame, Cotton Bowl weekend—January 1967
7 Freedom
8 "Freedom’s Holy Light"
9 Governance retreat—October 9-10, 1970
10 Happy spirit
11 Hate and resentment
12 "Heresy of communism"
13 "How to Hate"
14 Honesty, honor, and freedom
15 Honor Code (West Point)
16 "How Old Are You?"
17 Human element of safety
18 Human relations—January 18, 1965
19 Humility
20 Inventory (values)
21 News clippings
22 Jones, E. Stanley (notes on)
23 "Life is a Matter of Choices"
24 Magnanimity; "The Biggest Thing in the World"
Box Folder
58 1 "Marks of Champion"
2 Miscellaneous
3 Mr. and Mrs. Class lessons
4 Must and ought
5 Myself
6 "New Goals for Women"
7 Notes—March 8, 1973
8 Notes (multiple dates)
9 Notre Dame—1951-1952
10 "The Personnel Point of View"
11 "A Philosophy of Life"
12 "The Power of an Idea"
13 President’s statement
14 Priority
15 "Privilege of Living"
16 "Program for Peace"
17 Purity
18 "Queer Things We Do"
19 Race relations—1945-1946
20 The Real Enemy
21 Scars
22 Seeds
23 "Seeing the Invisible"
24 Select Committee on Judicial Selection testimony
25 "Significance of Love—The Choice of Happiness"
26 "Significance of Work—The Choice for Success"—1953
27 Self-centeredness, guilt
28 SMU events
29 "Some of These Days"
30 Sowing & Reaping
Box Folder
59 1 Speech material (1 of 3)
2 Speech material (2 of 3)
3 Speech material (3 of 3)
4 Stability
5 Stewardship
6 University Business Officers—April 26, 1971
7 "Style of Life"—September 12, 1965
8 Success, pattern for
9 "Sweet Mystery of Life"
10 TAGER—March 17, 1966
11 Tate statements
12 Tate’s Ten Points
13 TV, Graduate Associates, KRLD-TV—May 31, 1962
14 TV link with Greenville—January 11, 1967
15 TV, "Sunday Telescope"—July 23, 1963
16 "The Tide is Coming In"—April 17, 1963
17 Tolley, William P.—October 7, 1970
18 "Universal Values in a Changing World"
19 Unselfishness
20 "Vitamins of the Spirit"
21 "Waiting for the Barbarians," by C.P. Cavafy
22 "What Youth Wants"
23 Work



 

Series 5:
Correspondence

The correspondence series seems to reflect only a small portion of the vast correspondence that Tate must have received. Often there is only the letter received, not Tate’s response. Original order of the correspondence has been kept. Tate filed recommendations and thank you notes as a group.
Box Folder
60 1 A
2 B
3 Bryson, Dr. Fred
4 Bush, George H.W.
5 C
6 Clements, William P., Jr.
7 Connally, John
8 Cox, Edwin L.
9 Cullum, George, Sr. (gift)
10 D
11 Danforth Foundation and International Travels correspondence
12 Davis, Phoebe A.
Box Folder
61 1 E
2 F
3 Fleming, Durwood
4 G
5 Gaines, F. Pendleton
6 Galvin, Charles O.
7 Goedecke, Robert
8 H
9 Hardin, Paul
10 Harrison, Hastings
11 Henderson, W. Owen
Box Folder
62 1 J
2 Jordan, Lester
3 K
4 Koontz, George
5 L
6 Leach, Phillip
7 Mc
8 McFall, Frank
9 M
10 Meadows, Algur H.
11 Messersmith, Lloyd
Box Folder
63 1 Morrison, Ray
2 N
3 O
4 P
5 Perkins & Prothro
6 Perry, H.W.
7 R
8 Reagan, Ronald
9 Recommendations (1 of 3)
Box Folder
64 1 Recommendations (2 of 3)
2 Recommendations (3 of 3)
3 Recommendations, admission and job
4 Recommendations, job
5 Recommendation letters, resumes, miscellaneous (1 of 2)
6 Recommendations, miscellaneous (2 of 2)
7 Recommendations, SMU Law School
Box Folder
65 1 Rubottom, R.R.
2 S
3 Sartain, Aaron Q.
4 Shields, L. Donald
5 Slater, Eugene and Eva B.
6 Smith, Mrs. R.E. (Vivian)
7 SMU community, messages and correspondence
8 SMU-related correspondence, miscellaneous
9 Strauss, Annette
10 T
11 Terman, Fred
12 Terry, Marshall
13 Thank-you notes, personal
14 Theunissen, Bruce
15 Trammell, W.B. "Tex"
16 U
Box Folder
66 1 V
2 W
3 Walker, Jerald C.
4 Wheeler, Sterling
5 X-Y-Z
6 Zumberge, James
7 Miscellaneous correspondence



 

Series 6:
Daily Appointment Books

Box
67 1946
1948
1949
1950
1951 (2)
1952
1953
1954
1955
1956
Box
68 1957
1958
1959
1960 (2)
1961 (2)
1962 (2)
1963 (2)
1964 (2)
Box
69 1965
1966 (2)
1967 (2)
1968
1969 (2)
1970 (2)
1971 (2)
1972 (2)
1973 (2)
Box
70 1974 (2)
1975
1976
1977 (2)
1978
1979
1980
1981
Box
71 1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1 undated (1937?)



 

Series 7:
Organizations and Committees

Box Folder
72 1 Chamber of Commerce
2 Church-related organizations and activities
3 Civic activities
4 Committee on Education Beyond the High School, 1963-1964 (1 of 2)
5 Committee on Education Beyond the High School, 1963-1964 (2 of 2)
6 Council of Protestant Colleges and Universities, 1961-1967
7 National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA
Box Folder
73 1 National War College, Defense University
2 Organizations supported/sponsored by Dr. Tate
3 Post-Secondary Education Outlook Conference, 1979-1980
4 Rice University Civil Courts matter
5 Rotary Club of Dallas
6 Salesmanship Club of Dallas
7 Sam Rayburn Foundation, Education Liaison Committee
8 West Point Special Commission
9 West Point Special Commission background material
10 West Point Special Commission, materials from meetings
Box Folder
74 1 West Point Special Commission materials (1 of 2)
2 West Point Special Commission materials (2 of 2)
3 West Point Special Commission Final Report (1 of 2)
4 West Point Special Commission Final Report (2 of 2)



 

Series 8:
Interviews

Box Folder
75 1 "Issue of the Day," Dallas Times Herald—February 10, 1958
2 "New Horizons in Human Relations," TV panel—December 12, 1961
3 Quote from Tate interview on Dallas—April 1964
4 "Tate" The Role and Cost of Education—1966
5 TV interview, WBAP-TV, Bob Welch—September (?) 2, 1969
6 SMU Today—Winter 1969-1970
7 SMU alumni slide presentation Q&A—August 8, 1971
8 KERA interview—January 14, 1972
9 Chamber of Commerce interview, problems and needs of American cities—January 19, 1972
10 "A Talk with the Chancellor," Daily Campus—February 3, 1972
11 Alumni reunion—October 28, 1972
12 Interview with Dr. Richard Rubottom (edited)—November 7, 1973
13 Rubottom interview, copies
14 Interview with Joe Sherman (edited)—November 8, 1973
15 Sherman interview, copies
16 Interview with Gerald McGee—November 12, 1973
17 Interview I with Dr. John Deschner—November 16, 1973
18 Interview II with Dr. John Deschner—December 7, 1973
19 Interview with Jo Ann Means—December 7, 1973
20 Interview with Mrs. Grimes—December 20, 1973
Box Folder
76 1 Grimes interview, copies
2 Group interview, 1976
3 Interview with Eva B. Slater—June 18, 1985
4 Interview with Gerald McGee on the history of SMU—1988
5 Notes from interview with Gerald McGee (both Tate and Marian Cleary Tate), 1988-1989