This collection contains various correspondence and documents relating to Dr. Gilbert Govan's tenure as the director of the University of Chattanooga Library (1934-1962). These include library reports, budgets, and circulation material from Dr. Govan's tenure. Also prominent are extensive notes and manuscripts relating to Dr. Govan's historical writings and reviews for various local publications. Some personal collections of published materials are also included.
8.0 Linear feet 184 DVDs and approximately 2,500 photographs
This archive consists of 184 DVDs of 400+ hours documenting the contemporary serpent handlers of Southern Appalachia, with extensive footage of entire services and interviews with church members of the major Jesus Name serpent handling churches of Appalachia from 1975-2004. In addition, there are approximately 2,500 photographs documenting the same church services.
The William Mills Papers are a collection of correspondence from William Mills to the University of Chattanooga Dean of Libraries, Dr. Joseph Jackson, concerning the books that Mills donated to Lupton Library in the early 1990s. There is also a copy of Mill's autobiography and a book that he wrote in 1995 entitled "An Informal History of Technical Ceramics."
Papers, manuscripts, reviews, lecture notes, photographs, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, and memorabilia of Dr. North Callahan, a Lt. Colonel in the US Army, journalist, lecturer, historian, and author of over a dozen books on American history. In addition, Dr. Callahan donated over 1100 volumes of books dealing with American history to the library.
The Chattanooga Area Historical Association Collection is comprised of materials collected by the Chattanooga Area Historical Association over a number of years. Items represent different aspects of Chattanooga history.
The James B. Frazier, Jr. Papers consist of Mr. Frazier’s personal papers while both in and out of public office. Mr. Frazier was an attorney, a U.S. Attorney, and a Congressman from the state of Tennessee (Democrat-1948-1962).
The Clift Family Papers collection includes documents relating to the family of Moses H. Clift (1836-1911). Within the collection are Clift and Fain families genealogical documents; photos, correspondence, clippings, and speeches relating to the Civil War, General A.P. Stuart, and Confederate Veterans' affairs. There are also Civil War artifacts, such as flags and banners.