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See also our Chattanooga Church History list of published histories, centenaries, and directories of churches in Chattanooga, Tennessee and the surrounding area.

David Lewis Beebe correspondence

David Lewis Beebe was Minister of the Pilgrim Congregational Church (1972- 1987), Chattanooga, and an adjunct professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The collection contains correspondence (1972-1978) between Beebe and T. Ralph Morton, Scottish theologian, author, and sometimes Deputy Leader of the Iona Community. There is also correspondence (late 1970′s) between Beebe and Elizabeth Goudge, English author of Green Dolphin Country plus other novels, anthologies, and devotional materials.

  • Call Number: MS 005
  • Extent: 0.5 linear feet
  • Date: 1972-1978

W. C. Daily correspondence

Methodist Episcopal minister, Cleveland, TN. Letters to Reverend W. C. Daily from Methodist bishops (esp. Davis W. Clark) and other Methodist clergy pertaining to organizing the Church in east Tennessee.

  • Call Number: MS 014
  • Extent: 0.5 linear feet
  • Date: 1864-1883
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William A. Guerry papers

William A. Guerry (1861-1928) was Episcopal Bishop, Chaplain, and Professor of Homiletics and Pastoral Theology, University of the South, 1893-1907; father of Alexander Guerry, former University of Chattanooga President (1929 – 1938). Manuscripts of sermons, religious tracts, booklets and articles in religious journals written by William Guerry, many from the 1920′s. Also oration by Guerry in the book, Semi-Centennial of the University of the South, 1857-1907.

  • Call Number: MS 020
  • Extent: 0.5 linear feet
  • Range: 1920-1929
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J. Clarke Hagey papers

J. Clarke Hagey was the Dean of Theology of Grant University from 1886 until 1888. Upon his death in 1888 his personal library of of several dozen religious books, many in Latin and Greek, were bequeathed to the University. Titles range from the mid 1500s to 1888.

  • Extent: 15 linear feet
  • Date: 1548-1880

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

Thomas H. McCallie memoirs

Presbyterian minister, Chattanooga and Hamilton County. Photocopy of handwritten memoirs, begun in 1901 and continued through his last years.

  • Call Number: MS 027
  • Extent: 0.5 linear foot
  • Date: 1901-1912

16th-17th Century choir book

Large, early music European choir book, in Latin, using early music notations, and hand printed on vellum. Some pages missing.

  • Call Number: MS 101
  • Extent: 3 linear feet
  • Date: circa 1500-1700

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