John Tate film collection, 1967-1973, undated

Emory University

Oxford College Archives

Oxford College Library

134 Few Circle

Oxford, GA 30054


Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/vnbz2

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Tate, John.
Title: John Tate film collection, 1967-1973, undated
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 040
Extent: 1.0 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract:Contains 23 Super 8 film reels documenting Oxford College campus events and student groups, Allen Memorial United Methodist Church activities, and social gatherings in Oxford, Georgia.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Related Materials in Other Repositories

John Bibb Tate Memoir, Archives and Manuscript Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.


Gift of Dr. Judy Greer, 2019.


[after identification of item(s)], John Tate film collection, Oxford College Archives, Oxford College Library, Emory University.


Processed by Kerry Bowden, 2020.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Born February 18, 1906, in Pineapple, Alabama, John Tate was pastor of Allen Memorial United Methodist Church and Director of Religious Life at Oxford College in Oxford, Georgia, from 1967 until his retirement in 1970. He was a graduate of Birmingham Southern College and Candler School of Theology, Emory University, and served in the North Georgia Conference for over 40 years. Immediately prior to his appointment at Oxford, Tate served as District Superintendent of the LaGrange District for six years, returning as interim District Superintendent in 1977. Tate died in Roanoke, Alabama on August 22, 1997.

Scope and Content Note

The John Tate film collection includes 23 Super 8 film reels with a total running time of 2 hours and 46 minutes. Taken between 1967 and 1973, the majority of the films contain content related to Oxford, Georgia, incuding events at Allen Memorial United Methodist Church and Oxford College. In addition to Rev. Tate and his family, many students, parishoners, and community members can be seen throughout the films.

Arrangement Note

Organized chronologically by creation date.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 - Allen Memorial United Methodist Church and Oxford College, 1967
1 - Parsonage dedication, 1967
1 - Oxford College, 1967
1 - Oxford, Georgia snow, 1967
1 - Oxford Methodist Youth Fellowship, 1968
1 - Oxford College, 1968
1 - Oxford College commencement, 1969
1 - Oxford College dance and field day, 1969
1 - Oxford College Dooley and Dooley's Birthday dance, [1969]
1 - Oxford College Fall Formal, Homecoming, 1969
1 - Oxford College, 1969
1 - Oxford College sports, 1969
1 - Oxford, Georgia, 1969
1 - Honors Day procession, students at church, 1969
1 - Tate and Pate families, 1969
1 - Freshman registration, Rat Dance, 1970
1 - Oxford College commencement, 1970
1 - Miss Oxford pageant, 1970
1 - Oxford College campus, 1971 [1 of 2]
1 - Oxford College campus, 1971 [2 of 2]
1 - Roanoke, Alabama, 1971
1 - Tate family home movies, Christmas [1973]
1 - Oxford College activity, n.d.