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Andrews Family Papers

Miscellaneous papers of the locally prominent Garnett Andrews family and related families of Washington, Georgia. Papers relating to the Civil War; commonplace book (1820′s) belonging to Sarah M. Bowen; diary (1870-1872) of Eliza Frances Andrews (AKA Fanny Andrews and Elzy Hay) and an album of photos used in Eliza Francis Andrews’ Wartime Journal of a Georgia Girl, 1864-1865 and papers relating to the Andrews family genealogy.

  • Call Number: MS 004
  • Extent: 6 linear feet
  • Date: 1823-1950
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Craig Barron and Gladys Swan correspondence

Correspondence to Dr. Craig Barrow (retired UTC English professor) from author Gladys Swan. Also included are book reviews written by Dr. Barrow and a few biographies of Ms. Swan.

  • Call Number: MS 118
  • Extent: 0.5 linear feet
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Mildred Brashear yearbooks and memory book

Two university yearbooks and a memory book, from Ms. Brashear’s years as a student at the University of Chattanooga, 1919-1923.

  • Call Number: MS 117
  • Extent: 3 linear feet
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 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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Civil War Nurses’ correspondence

Four Civil War-era letters dealing with nursing.

  • Call Number: MS 088
  • Extent: 0.5 linear feet
  • Date: 1862-1866

Nancy Dugger manuscripts

Nancy Dugger (1903-1987) received her BA from UC in 1925 and Masters in Social Work from UT Knoxville in 1953. Manuscripts (undated) of short stories and poems written by Nancy E. Dugger.

  • Call Number: MS 015
  • Extent: 0.5 linear feet
  • Date: 1960s-80s
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Concha Espina de Serna with Terrell Tatum correspondence

Letters written in Spanish (1931-1955) to Terrell Tatum, Guerry Professor of Spanish, University of Chattanooga, 1924-1967 by Spanish novelist, Concha Espina de Serna.

  • Call Number: MS 016
  • Extent: 0.5 linear feet
  • Date: 1931-1955

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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Ralph Hood and W. Paul Williamson Serpent Handlers of Southern Appalachia interviews

Collection Abstract:
These interviews comprise nearly 200 DVDs of filmed interviews and church services that follow the tradition of “taking up serpents.” To get at the awareness of what such an experience means to believers, the structure of each interview was open-ended and began with the same question: “Can you think of a particular time that you have taken up a serpent, and can you describe in as much detail as possible what that experience was like?” What followed for approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours were detailed descriptions of specific events of serpent handling–some of which included bites and near-death experiences. Also included in many interviews were personal narratives and descriptions of various personal experiences such as witnessing fatal bites, being divinely healed, ingesting poison, and experiencing the anointing. Some restrictions apply.

Anne Bachman Hyde papers

Historian General of the United Daughters of the Confederacy; local history activist. Collections includes United Daughters of the Confederacy records; articles, pamphlets, and correspondence relating to the Civil War, the South, and Chattanooga; scrapbooks relating to Brainerd Mission; John Ross materials; and the papers of Charles Drake McGuffey, an historian and friend of Mrs. Hyde. Letter written to Sam Rhea ca 1820′s regarding slaves in Tennessee returning to Liberia (typescript of letter created).

  • Call Number: MS 021
  • Extent: 10 linear feet
  • Date: 1820-1958
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Caroline Gordon papers

Books, magazine articles, and stories by and about writer Caroline Gordon (1895-1981).

  • Call Number: MS 108
  • Extent: 2 linear feet
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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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Marilyn Lloyd papers

A Democrat elected to the 94th Congress in 1974 and reelected to each succeeding Congress until she retired in 1994. She served on the following Congressional committees: House Armed Services Committee; Select Committee on Aging; Subcommittee on Housing and Consumer Affairs (Chair); House Science, Space and Technology Committee; Subcommittee on Energy Research and Development (Chair); TVA Caucus; and Textile Caucus. Press clips; Floor information from each Congressional session; her voting record; legislative correspondence; subject files; district projects; speeches; and files relating to the Armed Services Committee and miscellaneous other legislative activities.

  • Call Number: MS 025
  • Extent: 130 linear feet
  • Date: 1974-1994

Jeanne Monefeldt & Mary Paroissin correspondence and photographs

Letters in French (1924-1985) written by Madame Mary Paroissin to her American pen pal and friend, Mrs. Jeanne Brill Monefeldt.

  • Call Number: MS 051
  • Extent: 0.5 linear foot
  • Date: 1924-1985
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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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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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Mary Quintard Steele manuscripts

Prominent local author of children’s books. Daughter of Gilbert and Christine Govan, and sister of Emmy West. Typescripts of her short stories and poems, including Pringle Story, Snail of God, Lost in the Jungle, and Kell by Herself (Wilson Gage, her nom de plume).

  • Call Number: MS 055
  • Extent: 0.5 linear foot
  • Date: 1975-1980
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Mary Louise Summers papers

Mary Louise Summers graduated from the University of Chattanooga in 1939 and served with the Army Special Services Club Program in Germany in 1946-1947, and also served with the American Red Cross in Japan and Korea. Includes the following books obtained by Ms. Summers while in Germany: The Olympic Games, 1932; The Olympic Games, 1936, 2.v.; and Germany Awakens: Birth, Struggle, and Triumph of the NSDAP.

  • Call Number: MS 041
  • Extent: 0.5 linear foot
  • Date: 1932-1936

Dorothy H. Ward papers

Dorothy Hackett Ward (1905-2001) was a Guerry Professor of Theater and Speech, UC and UTC (1938-1975). Material (late 1940′s to early 1950′s) including photos, set designs, and annotated copies of plays directed by her.

  • Call Number: MS 044
  • Extent: 5 linear feet
  • Date: 1938-1975
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Lula Ulrica Whitaker correspondence

Lula Ulrica Whitaker (1902-1995) was a history, Latin, and chemistry teacher at Girls Preparatory School (Chattanooga) for 46 years as well as a local historian and artist. Seventeen letters (1934-1935, 1981) to Ulrica Whitaker from the “fugitive” or “agrarian” writers including Andrew Lytle, John Crowe Ransom, Allen Tate, John Wade, Frank L. Owsley, Donald Davidson, H.C. Nixon, Stark Young, Lyle H. Lanier as well as J.S. Hamilton from UNC Library. Letters were written in response to a request from UW regarding their contribution to the work, I’ll take My Stand: the South and the Agrarian Tradition. Photos and some negatives of Chattanooga from the 1960′s and 1970′s.

  • Call Number: MS 045
  • Extent: .5 linear foot
  • Date: 1934-1981
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