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Raoul Family papers

Letters, papers, photographs and documents of the Gaston Cesar Raoul family, including his wife, Marion Haskell Raoul, and their son, William G. Raoul (1911-1997). Gaston C. Raoul (1874-1960) came from a prominent family from Atlanta, Georgia and Marion Alexander Haskell was part of a prominent family from Columbia, South Carolina. The letters deal with many aspects of these two families, and include the courtship letters (1907-1908) of Gaston Raoul to Marion Haskell , and their son William’s World War II letters (1941-1945). Gaston C. Raoul was a Chattanooga businessman, who moved to Chattanooga in 1905. He was president of the Odorless Refrigerator Company and, later, the Chairman of the Board of the Cavalier Corporation, which was formed after the purchase of several other companies.

  • Call Number: MS 082
  • Extent: 15 linear feet
  • Date: 1896-1977
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J. Leonard Raulston papers

South Pittsburg, Tennessee industrialist; civic and political activist; member, University of Tennessee Board of Trustees (1956-1979); and Sequatchie Valley historian, as well as author with James W. Livingood, of Sequatchie. Pamphlets, clippings, photos, photocopies of manuscripts for Sequatchie Valley and Marion County history and genealogy (transcripts of historical records and cemetery records); University of Tennessee materials; and Raulston family and early business records.

  • Call Number: MS 035
  • Extent: 10 linear feet
  • Date: 1905-1987
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John H. Rous photographs

John H. Rous (1912-1995) was a Chattanooga native and a photographer who worked for the Washington Times, 1934-1938; Washington Times-Herald, 1939-1944; and was an Associated Press photographer, 1944-1971. He was a member of the White House News Photographer Association and served as its President, 1958-1959. Photographs (many signed) of American presidents, world leaders and celebrities, including Winston Churchill, Presidents Franklin Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon; celebrities Lucille Ball, Maureen O’Hara, Roy Rogers, James Cagney, and Queen Elizabeth.

  • Call Number: MS 065
  • Extent: 8 linear feet
  • Date: 1941-1971
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