Section Menu

About

Special Collections and University Archives houses, preserves, and provides access to historical items and collections, particularly those that relate to the University, Chattanooga, the state of Tennessee, and the South.

Illustration of Brainerd Mission

Mission

Our mission is to acquire, preserve, and provide open access to rich cultural heritage resources that document Chattanooga, the state of Tennessee, and the South including the history of the University. Special Collections and University Archives makes these resources available to the UTC community, Tennesseans, and the larger community of scholars and independent researchers. We provide resources and services that support teaching and learning at the University.

Source: Anne Bachman Hyde papers, Manuscripts and Personal Papers

Chattanooga map, 19th Century Chattanooga illustrations and maps

Hours and Location

View our hours and find out our how to get here.

  • Monday: 9am to 4:30pm
  • Tuesday: 9am to 4:30pm
  • Wednesday: 9am to 4:30pm
  • Thursday: 9am to 4:30pm
  • Friday: 9am to 4:30pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Source: 19th Century Chattanooga illustrations and maps, Manuscripts and Personal Papers

 

John T. Wilder to Martha Wilder, May 12, 1863

Terms and Conditions

Read up on the following terms and conditions for using Special Collections & University Archives resources:

  • Conducting Research
  • Accessing Collections
  • Handling Materials

Source: John T. Wilder papers, Manuscripts and Personal Papers

Title Page of A Thomason Sketchbook: Drawings

Permissions and Copyright

Find more about Permissions and Copyright, especially how the law applies to you and your research. Our brief guide covers the following:

  • Public Domain and Fair Use
  • Commercial Use
  • Privacy, Publicity, and Third Party Rights

If you're planning to Publish, Broadcast, or Quote from our collections, complete an application.

Source: A Thomason Sketchbook: Drawings

Emma Bell Miles oil painting

Gifts and Donations

Special Collections & University Archives welcomes gifts of books, manuscripts, and other materials that are deemed to be within the scope of its collection.

Source: Jean Miles Catino papers, Manuscripts and Personal Papers

Library stacks in Fletcher Hall.

Collection Development

It is the duty of the Head of Special Collections and University Archives and the Dean of the Library to seek out, consider, and accept items for inclusion in our holdings. Items falling into the scope of the collections areas defined below will be given serious consideration, and items outside the scope will be considered on an individual basis:

  • Manuscripts and Personal Papers
  • Rare Books
  • University Archives
  • Archives of the Fellowship of Southern Writers

Source: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga photographs, University Archives

 

Chattanooga First Presbyterian Church Manual and Directory, 1910Staff Directory

Contact us! Look up our phone numbers, email addresses, and office locations.

Source: Clift Family papers, Manuscripts and Personal Papers

 

 

©