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British Indentured document

An 1806 indentured British document, on parchment, concerning land.

  • Call Number: MS 056
  • Extent: 1 linear foot
  • Date: 1806

North Callahan papers

Dr. North Callahan (1908-2004) was a 1930 graduate of the University of Chattanooga, and later received a doctorate from New York University. He was also a Lt. Colonel in the US Army, journalist, lecturer, historian, and author of over a dozen books on American history. In the late 1970s Dr. Callahan retired as a full professor from the New York University. The North Callahan Collection includes manuscripts of many of his books, reviews, lecture notes, tests, and related teaching material. There are also photographs, plaques and awards. In addition, Dr. Callahan donated over 1100 volumes of books dealing with American history to the library.

  • Call Number: MS 070
  • Extent: 12 linear feet
  • Date: 1940-1985
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Historic newspapers

Local newspapers, important New York Times issues, and international newspapers covering World War II.

  • Call Number: MS 080
  • Extent: 4 linear feet

Nat and Bucky Hughes collection

More than 1500 books on history, particularly American history, military and Civil War history, and literature. Many of these books were added to the circulating collection but some are housed in Special Collections & University Archives due to their value, condition, or author signature.

Nat and Bucky Hughes papers

Notes, photographs, pamphlets, books and articles from Chattanooga historian Nathaniel C. Hughes, Jr. The photography collection includes many Civil War officers. This collection accompanied a donation of over 1500 books on history, particularly American history, military and Civil War history, and literature. Many of these books were added to the circulating collection but some were added to Rare Books due to their value, condition, or author signature.

  • Call Number: MS 086
  • Extent: 8 linear feet
  • Date: 1861-1945

Manker land grants and deeds

Land grants and deeds (early 1800′s) from Alabama and Georgia.

  • Call Number: MS 028
  • Extent: 0.5 linear foot
  • Date: 1800-1830
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Patten-Hyde papers

Salem Hyde (1905-1969) was a Cleveland, Tennessee insurance businessman and amateur archaeologist. His collection includes artifacts and pottery as well as correspondence, especially with Emilio Estrada, magazines and magazine articles dealing with archeology in the 1950s and 60s, books, photographs and slides relating to Latin America archeology sites. Given by Mr. Hyde in 1969.

  • Call Number: MS 022
  • Extent: 6 linear feet
  • Date: 1940-1965
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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

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