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Robert Anacker drawings

Pencil and pen drawings of military scenes, possibly European. Believed to be from a collection of former University of Chattanooga professor, Robert Anacker.

  • Call Number: MS 094
  • Extent: 0.5 linear feet
  • Date: Undated

Art prints

Miscellaneous art prints, both original and prints.

  • Call Number: MS 093
  • Extent: 1 linear foot

James Audubon Birds of America prints

Large prints of birds, illustrated by John James Audubon (1785-1851), reprinted in 1972.

  • Call Number: MS 102
  • Extent: 4 linear feet
  • Date: 1827-1829; 1972
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John Boydell prints

Over one hundred rare 18th and 19th century etchings, engravings, and gravures of various scenes from the plays of William Shakespeare. Many of the engravings are the result of the efforts of John Boydell (1719-1804) who established a London gallery in 1789 featuring paintings of scenes from Shakespeare’s plays by many of the most eminent artists in Great Britain. Many of these were subsequently turned into engravings for folio editions published in the early 1800s.

  • Call Number: MS 095
  • Extent: 2 linear feet

 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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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

Kay Baker Gaston papers

Includes typescript drafts (A Song of Shadows: Emma Bell Miles and Bitter Herbs: The Life of Emma Bell Miles), notes and related material for her book about Emma Bell Miles, as well as some of Miles’ publications.

  • Call Number: MS 057
  • Extent: 4 linear feet
  • Date: 1985
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Charles Hubbard collection

Charles Hubbard, a history professor at Lincoln Memorial University, arranged for UTC to acquire his personal collection of rare books beginning in 2009.  Its scope varies, with books going back to the early 1500s and up to the 20th century.  Of note are first editions of Charles Dickens, William Faulkner, and Mark Twain; signed copies of Thomas Hardy and Faulkner, nearly twenty books with fore-edge paintings; early histories of Great Britain; fiction; early travel books; and theology texts.

Barry Moser collection

Barry Moser, a University of Tennessee at Chattanooga alumnus, is a world-renowned illustrator and artist, who has provided illustrations or cover art for over three hundred books, including many children’s books and classics.  Some of our Moser-illustrated titles are in a limited, numbered, and signed edition.  The Special Collections & University Archives also holds separate works of art by Moser, including watercolors and wood-etchings, and wood blocks used in the etchings.

Barry Moser papers

Books, magazines, catalogs, and art created by internationally-known illustrator/artist Barry Moser, an alumnus of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Includes a large collection of material from Moser Collector Arthur Goldsmith, of Clarksville, Tennessee, as well as individually acquired art and books.

  • Call Number: MS 111
  • Extent: 35 linear feet
  • Date: circa 1970-present

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

Paul Jordan-Smith collection

The Paul Jordan-Smith Collection was donated to the University in the late 1940s by Mr. Jordan-Smith.  Mr. Jordan-Smith was an alumnus of the University from the early 1900s and later became a writer and editor with the Los Angeles Times.  Also a rare book collector, Mr. Jordan-Smith donated several books to the University around the time he returned to give a commencement address.  Of special note are a rare, double fore-edged book, (Euripides' Supplices Mulieres, two plays, The Twelfth Night and Tymon of Athens,  excised from the Second Folio of William Shakespeare’s works, and The Living Librarie, or, Meditations and Observations Historical, Natural, Moral, Political, and Poetical.

Glenna Cliff Thomas papers

Local artist known as Cliff Thomas. Collection consists of three scrapbooks: a) illustrations, undated; b) 2 scrapbooks of postcards, mostly from 1907 – 1911 and 1908 – 1913. Includes a letter from Richard Halliburton, 1938.

  • Call Number: MS 043
  • Extent: 0.5 linear foot
  • Date: 1907-1938

Don Troiani Civil War prints

Signed and numbered contemporary art prints of Civil War scenes by artist Don Troiani. Scenes include the battles of Chickamauga, Gettysburg, and Antietam.

  • Call Number: MS 091
  • Extent: 5 linear feet

Andy Warhol photographs

Polaroids and other photographs taken by noted American pop artist Andy Warhol (1928-1987).

  • Call Number: MS 110
  • Extent: 1 linear foot

Bayard Wootten photographs

Two mounted photographs by North Carolina photographer, Bayard Wootten (1875-1959).

  • Call Number: MS 103
  • Extent: 1 linear foot
  • Date: 1930s
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World War I posters

Twelve large French war posters from World War I.

  • Call Number: MS 099
  • Extent: 5 linear feet
  • Date: 1914-1918

19th Century Chattanooga illustrations and maps

Illustrations of Chattanooga-related scenes (including hand-colored Civil War scenes from Harper’s Weekly), maps, and other documents related to Chattanooga.

  • Call Number: MS 097
  • Extent: 2 linear feet

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