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Browse collections from Manuscripts and Personal Papers and University Archives with titles that begin with the letter C.

North Callahan papers

Dr. North Callahan (1908-2004) was a 1930 graduate of the University of Chattanooga, and later received a doctorate from New York University. He was also a Lt. Colonel in the US Army, journalist, lecturer, historian, and author of over a dozen books on American history. In the late 1970s Dr. Callahan retired as a full professor from the New York University. The North Callahan Collection includes manuscripts of many of his books, reviews, lecture notes, tests, and related teaching material. There are also photographs, plaques and awards. In addition, Dr. Callahan donated over 1100 volumes of books dealing with American history to the library.

  • Call Number: MS 070
  • Extent: 12 linear feet
  • Date: 1940-1985
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 Jean Miles Catino papers

Jean Miles Catino was the daughter of noted local writer, artist and naturalist Emma Bell Miles. Catino resided on the Walden’s Ridge, studied art in Chicago, and was noted for paintings and other works of art. The collection includes family letters, correspondence, material relating to Elizabeth B. Patten, 2nd drafts of Kay Baker Gaston’s biography, Emma Bell Miles, newspaper clippings, and photocopies of Emma Bell Miles’ journals (1908-1917). Some material is restricted.

  • Call Number: MS 078
  • Extent: 6 linear feet
  • Date: 1903-2000
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Douglas Chamberlain papers

Douglas Chamberlain (? – 1999) was a prominent local medical doctor and son of Morrow Chamberlain (President, UC Board of Trustees, 1932-1955), and grandson of Hiram S. Chamberlain (President , UC Board of Trustees, 1889-1897, 1898-1916 and President of the Roane Iron Company). The collection includes a microfilm copy of the Roane Iron Company Minute Book (1867-1932); Resolution documents commemorating the death (1916) of Cpt. Hiram Chamberlain from Roane Iron Company and the National Association of Manufacturers. Newspaper clippings about Roane Iron Company and correspondence (late 1980′s) regarding the receipt of the Roane Iron Company Minute Book. Daybook (1911-1912) of the Chamberlain Construction listing all contracts and expenditures for company specializing in concrete construction and owned by F.A. Chamberlain and H.E. Chamberlain (Donated by Auburn University Library Archives, 27 July 1996). Also, miscellaneous newspaper clippings relating to the flood of 1973, Ochs family and other Chattanooga events plus transcripts of speeches presented at the 1975 Bicentennial Forum and a speech by Judge Frank Wilson.

  • Call Number: MS 007
  • Extent: 0.5 linear feet
  • Date: 1916-1982
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Cadek Conservatory of Music programs and clippings

Newspaper clippings about Harold Cadek and J. Oscar Miller; photographs of Cadek and others; and musical programs (1930′s – 1970′s) from the Cadek Conservatory of Music

  • Call Number: MS 006
  • Extent: 1 linear foot
  • Date: 1930-1970

Chattanooga Area Historical Association records

Includes postcards of Chattanooga from the early 1900′s plus brochures and booklets about Chattanooga, including: J. J. Manker, Army Life, 1865; Chattanooga, Lookout Mountain and Battlefields, 188?; Centennial Manual of United States History; Margaret Petty, Highlights of a Historic Century; Selected Views: Chattanooga, Lookout Mountain…; The Centennial Celebration of the First Methodist Church…, 1865-1965; Ernest West, Chattanooga’s Battery B…, 1967. Photographs of Lookout Mountain, Chickamauga.

  • Call Number: MS 008
  • Extent: 0.5 linear feet
  • Date: 1865-1967
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Chattanooga Area Library Association records

Bylaws, awards, correspondence, minutes, newsletters, programs and yearbooks.

  • Call Number: MS 073
  • Extent: 0.5 linear feet
  • Date: 1980-1994
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Chattanooga Civic Chorus records

Chattanooga amateur choral group (now defunct) directed by J. Oscar Miller, Voice Professor, Cadek Conservatory. Scrapbooks (1932-1950); programs, photos, and clippings (1930-1955).

  • Call Number: MS 009
  • Extent: 1.5 linear feet
  • Date: 1932-1955
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Chattanooga Daily Rebel newspapers

Two copies of the historic Chattanooga Civil War-era newspaper, the Chattanooga Daily Rebel. These two copies are probably reprints, printed in the late 1800s as souvenirs for veterans’ reunions.

  • Call Number: MS 098
  • Extent: 1 linear foot
  • Date: 1862-63 (1890s)

Chattanooga postcards

Early 20th Century Chattanooga Postcards, including pictures of local Civil War sites and monuments, downtown scenes and other locations in and around Chattanooga. Many photographs by W. M. Cline.

  • Call Number: MS 090 & MS 100
  • Extent: .5 linear feet
  • Date: 1900-1930

John Chauncey Papers

John Chauncey was captain of a regiment in the Illinois Infantry during the Civil War. The collection, donated by his granddaughters in Chattanooga, includes parts of his Civil War uniform and personal effects, as well as papers and regiment records. Included are letters from Mexican-American War of the 1840s. Family pictures and mementos are included.

  • Call Number: MS 010
  • Extent: 3 linear feet
  • Date: 1830-1950
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City of Chattanooga Engineer’s letterbook

Letterbook by Chattanooga city engineer, F.T. Hampton. Plans include the design for what is now the downtown area around Market Street.

  • Call Number: MS 096
  • Extent: 0.5 linear feet
  • Date: 1870-72

Civil War etchings

Collection of Civil War drawings and artwork, many of which appeared in Harper’s Monthly and Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Some are hand-colored.

  • Call Number: MS 092
  • Extent: 1 linear foot
  • Date: 1861-1865

Civil War Nurses’ correspondence

Four Civil War-era letters dealing with nursing.

  • Call Number: MS 088
  • Extent: 0.5 linear feet
  • Date: 1862-1866

Civil War Quartermaster reports

Daily reports of the Quartermaster Stores of the Union Army for the Chattanooga area.

  • Call Number: MS 049
  • Extent: 1 linear foot
  • Date: 1863-1865

Clift Family papers

Papers relating to the family of Moses H. Clift (1836-1911). Contains Clift and Fain families genealogical material; miscellaneous photos, correspondence, clippings, and speeches relating to the Civil War, General A.P. Stuart, Confederate Veterans’ affairs, and Chickamauga Park. Civil War artifacts include flags and banners. Moses Clift was the grandfather of actor Montgomery Clift, however, this collection contains no material about the actor.

  • Call Number: MS 048
  • Extent: 4 linear feet
  • Date: 1860s – 1920s
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Colville and Paine Family correspondence

Photocopies of typed transcripts of letters from members of the Colville and Paine families. Letters written by family members while serving in the Confederate Army in Tennessee and Georgia to relatives at home.

  • Call Number: MS 011
  • Extent: 0.5 linear feet
  • Date: 1860-1865

George C. Connor papers

George Connor (1920-2002) was the Executive Director of the Chattanooga Adult Education Council (1952- 1958) and a Guerry Professor of English, UC and UTC (1959-1985), including time spent as Department of English head. Letters from prominent authors regarding lectures in Chattanooga. Correspondents include C.S. Lewis, Richard Wilbur, Robert Penn Warren, Mark Van Doren, Arnold J. Toynbee and others. Photocopies of correspondence (1955-1964) between Connor and literary critic, Elizabeth Drew, mostly regarding development of a poetry study program for adult education. Photocopy of notes for October 9, 1950, Time magazine article about Robert Frost.

  • Call Number: MS 012
  • Extent: 1 linear foot
  • Date: 1952-1985
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Robert B. Cooke Burns Society collection

Pamphlets, clippings, journals and books related to the Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759-1796). This was the collection of Colonel Robert B. Cooke (1865-1942), a Chattanooga lawyer and founder of the Chattanooga Chapter of the Burns Society. Many of the books are housed in the Rare Book collection of the Special Collections.

  • Call Number: MS 080
  • Extent: 3 linear feet

Orrelle Cornelius papers

University of Chattanooga Theater Professor, 1928-1942. Playbills and photos of the University Players (theater group from the University of Chattanooga), 1930′s. Playbills, newspaper clippings of the Little Theater of Chattanooga, 1920′s. Includes The Whipporwill play typescript and other plays by Cornelius as well as related newspaper clippings.

  • Call Number: MS 013
  • Extent: 0.5 linear feet
  • Date: 1928-1942
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William Crutchfield watercolors

460 original watercolors of Southeastern wildflowers by Chattanooga architect and artist William Crutchfield (1889-1956).

  • Call Number: MS 123
  • Extent: 1 linear foot