The Thomas B. Stapp Collection consists of various receipts documenting the amount of money Mr. Stapp owed and paid for various services while a student at Chattanooga University and US Grant University (1886-1890). Receipts are from Chattanooga University, U.S. Grant University, the Literary Society, and several businesses from which Mr. Stapp bought furniture, carpet, and glass and other items. These receipts include: receipts from Chattanooga University and U.S. Grant University for tuition, French class, fines, and the University Baseball Association, receipts from the Literary Society for dues owed, and receipts for bought furniture, paid poll tax, Y.M.C.A dues, a subscription to the Lookout newspaper, and for groceries. All of these receipts range in date from 1886 to 1890.
Artifacts and pottery as well as correspondence (esp. with Emilio Estrada), magazine articles, photographs, and slides relating to Latin American archaeological sites. Mainly from the 1960's. Given by Salem Hyde.
Correspondence and other documents relating to the Hixson Family and their time in Chattanooga during Dr. Fred Hixson's Presidency at the University of Chattanooga. The Hixson Family Papers are comprised of three folders including correspondence to Dr. Fred W. Hixson, former UC President, and between his son, Jerome C. Hixson and Lupton Patten and Chancellor Fred O'Bear. Also included is a small section from Jerome's autobiography that details his family's time in Chattanooga and their association with many prominent citizens (primarily the Patten family). A photograph of Edith Manker Patten, friend of Jerome's parents, and correspondence from her to the Hixsons rounds out the collection.
The W.C. Daily Letters Collection contains letters written to the Rev. W.C. Daily (1818-1897) from various prominent figures within the Methodist Episcopal Church. These letters detail Daily's activities and efforts organizing Methodist Episcopal churches in East Tennessee, and touch upon such topics as funding and ways to improve church participation among African Americans. The letters are written primarily by Bishop Davis W. Clark, but also includes contributions from Bishop M. Simpson and others. The letters primarily cover the years 1864-1867, while another letter from 1883 is included as well.
This collections consists of all 435 facsimile prints from John James Audubon's original Birds of America series. This collection of Audubon bird prints was published between the years of 1971-1972 in the Netherlands and is referred to as the Amsterdam Edition and is considered to be the best facsimile to date. Created by the Johnson Reprint Corporation and the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, this set was one of the most ambitious recreates of all of the Audubons in their original double elephant folio sizes as they were published in Edinburgh between 1827 and 1838. The model for the Amsterdam Edition was an original set of Havell engravings, provided by Teyler's Museum in Haarlem, Holland, which copy came from their purchase of an original subscription to Birds of American, in 1839. The printing of these 435 images was done on 100% pure cotton rag paper with the original Audubon watermark. The method used was multi-color offset lithography using up to 8 different colors- the highest ... Read More
Letters, postcards, and photos from Mary Paroissin to Jeanne Monefeldt. Mary Paroissin was a French woman born in 1907; Jeanne Monefeldt was an American woman born c. 1906. The correspondence was conducted from 1924 until Jeanne's death in 1985. Most of the materials are written in French. Major topics include Lindbergh's arrival in France, World War II, Mary's family, and daily life in France. There are few textual clues about Jeanne Monefeldt's life. There is a calendar for the correspondence.
The Charles Newcomb Papers is a collection of photographs of University play rehearsals, various play programs, oratorical contest programs, newspaper clippings, and several personal items of Charles Newcomb, including his Master of Arts diploma, a family scrapbook, and a copy of the locally produced humor magazine titled, The Wrinkle. The Charles Newcomb Papers consist of various newspaper clippings, personal items, and programs that relate to Charles Newcomb and his career at the University of Chattanooga as a professor of oratory and theatre. The newspaper clippings refer to the plays, both school and local ones, that Newcomb directed or performed in. There are several programs from the plays and oratorical contests, as well as photographs of the play rehearsals. There is a copy of his autobiography/family scrapbook, and some other personal items including his Masters Diploma and Volume I of the Chattanooga produced humor magazine entitled The Wrinkle (1907).
The Harriet Marpe McGilliard papers are a collection of three of Mrs. McGilliards personal scrapbooks. They are labelled Volume I, Volume II, and Volume III by Mrs. McGilliard and are dated from March 2nd, 1890 to November 17th, 1893. There are various quotes, poems, and short stories written by various artists in the scrapbooks, and there is also one magazine entitled "Happiness" that is a collection of short stories and poems.
The John H. Rous Collection is comprised primarily of photographs taken during Rous' tenure as a member of the White House Photographers Association. This collection of images spans six presidents and three decades. Also included in the collection is correspondence between Rous and Lyndon B. Johnson and Dwight D. Eisenhower during their presidencies. Another interesting portion of the collection includes various memorabilia such as cigarettes from Air Force One and pens used by Presidents Johnson and Nixon for signing bills. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga was bequeathed the collection of photographs taken by John Henry Rous (1912-1995) upon Mr. Rous's death. Working for the Associated Press, Mr. Rous took these photographs beginning in the 1940s until the early 1970s. These were his most prized pictures which he displayed in his Lynchburg, Virginia home after he retired. There are also a few photographs in the collection which Mr. Rous did not take (he appears in some of ... Read More
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