Welcome back! As we kick off the new academic year, Special Collections is pleased to announce the following new digital resources!
The Chattanooga Oral Histories digital collection features interviews with members of the community in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Topics include the transition of Chattanooga from the polluted Dynamo of Dixie to Gig City, past and present race relations in the city, and the Golden Gateway project.
The Thomas R. Jones, Sr. World War II Correspondence digital collection features correspondence between United States Army Private First Class (PFC) Thomas R. Jones and his wife, Mary Mildred Jones, regarding his military training and service in during World War II from 1943 to 1945.
Thomas R. Jones, Sr. correspondence with Mary Mildred Jones, 1945 June 7. Courtesy of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Special Collections.
The Herman Lamb 20th Century Chattanooga Photographs digital collection includes images of Chattanooga, Tennessee taken by a local photographer. The collection includes prints, negatives, and slides depicting scenes of downtown Chattanooga and the surrounding neighboorhoods, as well as the greater metropolitan area, including Lookout and Signal Mountains. Lamb’s impressive collection ranges from 1920 to 1970s and covers important events in Chattanooga’s history, such as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s visit to the city in 1940.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Chattanooga visit eye-level view, 1940 September 2. Courtesy of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Special Collections.
The University of Chattanooga Board of Trustees Minutes digital collection features recorded notes of proceedings held by the Board of Trustees for the University of Chattanooga from 1905 to 1969. In addition to the minutes themselves, numerous other documents are appended to or inserted in the meeting records including agendas, lists, commencement programs, reports, resolutions, statements, and executive summaries. Cumulatively, the records in this collection provide invaluable insights into high-level administrative decisions at the university with respect to campus construction, curriculum development, fundraising, financial planning, admissions policies, enrollment, and more.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Echo Student Newspapers digital collection features the issues of newspapers produced by university students from 1888 to 2016. The University Lookout, a precursor to the University Echo, is part literary magazine and part student newspaper and it is also included in this digital collection.