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

Scopes Trial papers

Material collected by Robert D. MacCurdy, Head of the Education Department, Centenary College in the 1960′s. Includes a scrapbook and 2 booklets about the Scopes trial as well as relevant postcards and newspaper clippings.

  • Call Number: MS 036
  • Extent: 0.5 linear foot
  • Date: 1925

Shakespearean Plays silk prints

Thirty-six prints showing scenes from the plays of William Shakespeare, printed on silk.

  • Call Number: MS 106
  • Extent: 3 linear feet

Sheet Music

The Sheet Music collection contains sheet music, mostly for piano and voice, for classical tunes as well as the popular songs from 1900 to 1970. Classical pieces include Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, Debussy’s Claire de Lune, Chopin’s Polonaise, and Rachmaninoff’s Prelude in C Sharp Minor. Popular songs include Jerome Kern’s The Way You Look Tonight, Cole Porter’s Don’t Fence Me In, Noel Coward’s I’ll Follow My Secret Heart, and Irving Berlin’s Why Do You Love I Hope.

  • Call Number: MS 085
  • Extent: 1 linear foot
  • Date: 1900-1970

Culver Smith papers

Culver Smith (1896-1979) was a Guerry Professor of History, University of Chattanooga (1932-1966). Pamphlets, clippings, programs, class notes, correspondence, audio tapes, and microfilm relating to the Chattanooga Symphony, Chattanooga Opera Association, music in Chattanooga, and early 19th century journalism; notes and drafts of his book, The Press, Politics and Patronage: the American Government’s Use of Newspapers, 1789-1875. 1930′s to late 1970′s.

  • Call Number: MS 037
  • Extent: 8.5 linear feet
  • Date: 1932-1979
  • Finding Aid

Joel Solomon papers

Mr. Joel Solomon (1922-1984) was the head of the General Services Administration under President Carter, from 1977-1979. Previous to that, he had served as chairman of the Human Resources Committee of the Greater Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce; Chief Executive Officer of the Arlen Shopping Centers of Chattanooga; Senior Vice President and board member of the Arlen Realty and Development Corporation. The collection consists primarily of his Washington Papers as Head of the GSA.

  • Call Number: MS 038
  • Extent: 12 linear feet
  • Date: 1976-1979
  • Finding Aid

Southern Humanities Council records

The Southern Humanities Council promotes the study and development of the humanities in the South. Coordinates activities of its members and encourages cooperation between business and academia in humanities work. Publications of the Council include: Southern Humanities Review and Humanities in the South. Contains the historical record files of the Council since its inception in 1947.

  • Call Number: MS 039
  • Extent: 5 linear feet
  • Date: 1947-1985

Thomas B. Stapp receipts

Thomas B. Stapp enrolled as a student at Chattanooga University in September 1886. Includes a $5.00 receipt dated September 21 1886 from Chattanooga University to T. B. Stapp for partial payment of the fall tuition. Other University receipts for tuition (1886-1890), Demonthenean Literary Society, Latin recitations and other receipts relating to Chattanooga businesses. Includes a student card from Grant University signed by Dean E.S. Lewis for the 1889/1890 academic year.

  • Call Number: MS 060
  • Extent: 0.5 linear foot
  • Date: 1886-1890
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Mary Quintard Steele manuscripts

Prominent local author of children’s books. Daughter of Gilbert and Christine Govan, and sister of Emmy West. Typescripts of her short stories and poems, including Pringle Story, Snail of God, Lost in the Jungle, and Kell by Herself (Wilson Gage, her nom de plume).

  • Call Number: MS 055
  • Extent: 0.5 linear foot
  • Date: 1975-1980
  • Finding Aid

Leroy Sullivan papers

Leroy Sullivan was a University of Chattanooga student who joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1941 and was killed in action in 1943. Diary of war experience and letters to his friend, Grady M. Long, a former UC librarian who donated the material.

  • Call Number: MS 040
  • Extent: 0.5 linear foot
  • Date: 1941-1943
  • Finding Aid

Mary Louise Summers papers

Mary Louise Summers graduated from the University of Chattanooga in 1939 and served with the Army Special Services Club Program in Germany in 1946-1947, and also served with the American Red Cross in Japan and Korea. Includes the following books obtained by Ms. Summers while in Germany: The Olympic Games, 1932; The Olympic Games, 1936, 2.v.; and Germany Awakens: Birth, Struggle, and Triumph of the NSDAP.

  • Call Number: MS 041
  • Extent: 0.5 linear foot
  • Date: 1932-1936

W.B. Suraney scrapbooks

Scrapbook, from 1922, of newspaper clippings dealing with all types of crime. May be part of the University of Chattanooga Institute of Justice material.

  • Call Number: MS 042
  • Extent: 0.5 linear foot
  • Date: 1922