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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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Isobel Griscom papers

Isobel Griscom (1898-1980) was a Professor of English, University of Chattanooga (1922-1963). Photocopies of Griscom’s poems collected and published in 1977 by her former students and entitled Isobel Griscom: An Appreciation. Included are scrapbooks of a) personal collection of school years at the University of Chattanooga b) postcards/photos of Europe, 1927 c) personal photos, 1913-1915 and d) personal photos and newspaper clippings. Photographs and manuscripts also included.

  • Call Number: MS 018
  • Extent: 1 linear foot
  • Date: 1913-1977
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Irvine Grote papers

Irvine Grote (1899-1972) was Chairman of the UC/UTC Chemistry Department (1941-1968), Guerry Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, and served as Scientific Consultant to Chattem. Includes photographs, his 1925 thesis and subsequent publication, 1969 retirement encomiums, honorary degree from the University of Cincinnati, various certificates and a plaque from the Chattanooga Chapter of the American Chemical Society as the 1959 Chemist of the Year.

  • Call Number: MS 019
  • Extent: 1 linear foot
  • Date: 1929-1969
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Thor Hall papers

Thor Hall was a professor of Religious Studies at UTC from 1972 until his retirement in 1994. His collection includes his class notes, essays, publications, correspondence, books and manuscripts. Hall is also an ordained United Methodist minister. Prior to his coming to UTC he taught at the Duke University Divinity School.

  • Call Number: MS 079
  • Extent: 12 linear feet
  • Date: 1972-1994

William Green Hope papers

School papers of William Green Hope (Billy Hope), while a student at the University of Chattanooga, 1932-1936. Papers reflect his course work in French, Spanish, History, and other humanities courses, taken under Professors Edwin Lindsey, Maxwell Smith, Terrell Tatum, and Culver Smith.

  • Call Number: MS 104
  • Extent: 1 linear foot
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The David Lockmiller papers

David A. Lockmiller (1906-2005) was the president of the University of Chattanooga, 1942-1959. The collection includes photos, correspondence, speeches, scrapbooks, and newspaper clippings relating to Lockmiller’s career, mainly with the University.

  • Call Number: MS 026
  • Extent: 3 linear feet
  • Date: 1942-1980
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Ruth Clark Perry class notes

Ruth Clark Perry was professor (1922-1955) and Head, Math Department and Dean of Women (1922-1952), University of Chattanooga. Extensive handwritten notes of calculus textbooks which may have been subsequently used as an outline for courses in calculus.

  • Call Number: MS 033
  • Extent: 0.5 linear foot
  • Date: 1922-1955
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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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Raymond B. Witt papers

These papers and documents were the collection of noted Chattanooga attorney, Raymond B. Witt (1915-2000). Mr. Witt was a member of the Chattanooga School Board and, as a lawyer, represented the Board during the twenty-six year segregation case, Mapp v. The Board of Education (1960-1986). Chattanooga was one of the first Southern cities to announce it would comply with the landmark Brown v. Board of Education, mandating integration in the public schools. The collection includes court briefs, transcriptions, newspaper clippings and other documents reflecting community resistance, unrest in the schools, and other problems implementing integration.

  • Call Number: MS 083
  • Extent: 15 linear feet
  • Date: 1960-1986
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