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Chattanooga Business and Industry books

List of books about local businesses and industry in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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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Hamilton National Bank records

Former Chattanooga bank, later purchased by First Tennessee Bank. Miscellaneous scrapbooks, bank statements, ledgers, journals, and photos. Bulk of records housed in the Bicentennial Library. Given by First Tennessee Bank.

  • Call Number: MS 047
  • Extent: 2.5 linear feet
  • Date: 1889-1972
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Cyrus Griffin Martin papers

Local banker and lawyer with American Trust and Banking Company (1922-1960). Letters, vouchers and bank receipts (all from 1917-1919) from American Expeditionary Forces Officer, Cyrus Griffin Martin, starting at Fort Ogelthorpe in 1917 through his military tour in France, 1919.

  • Call Number: MS 030
  • Extent: 0.5 linear foot
  • Date: 1917-1919
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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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