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Special Collections

Lupton Library card catalog, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga photographs

Conduct Research

Search our specialized databases and catalogs to find relevant resources for your research project. Refer to our FAQ for more information about these discovery tools.


Finding Aids

Use our descriptive inventories of manuscripts, administrative records, photographs, and ephemera to find and request access to relevant primary sources.


Digital Collections

Search our digital holdings for full-text versions of our most popular resources, including oral histories, photographs, student publications, and other material.


CHC Online

Find a representative sample of materials in the Chattanooga History Collections, including photographs, political cartoons, and newspaper clippings.


UTC Scholar

Search theses, journals, original research, and creative works produced by UTC students, faculty, and staff.

Fletcher Library, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga photographs

Request Services

Take advantage of our services, which are free and open to members of the UTC community and the general public.


Ask an Archivist

Contact us with general questions about our collections, services, exhibits, and internships, or to make a gift to Special Collections.


Make an Appointment

Conduct research discovery tools and request an appointment to view materials found in our Finding Aids, CHC Online, and Rare Books or to meet one-on-one with an archivist.


Schedule Instruction

Collaborate with Special Collections to incorporate local history and primary sources into your courses.


Request Copies

Whenever possible, we provide free digitization services for offsite researchers. Onsite researchers are welcome to photograph our holdings.