Chattanooga History Collections

The Chattanooga History Collections feature photographs, personal papers, administrative records, books, and objects that document the rich and diverse history of Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Formerly the collections of the Chattanooga History Center, the materials were transferred to the Chattanooga Public Library (CPL) and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) on June 12, 2017. All inquiries about the collection should be directed to UTC's Special Collections using our Ask an Archivist service.

Accessing Materials

To access a representative sample of the materials in the collection, explore the Chattanooga History Collections Online. Please note that a significant amount of the Chattanooga History Collections material is not yet represented anywhere online. If you're researching the history of Chattanooga, personnel in Special Collections can help you identify pertinent resources. Please use our Ask an Archivist service for assistance with this collection.

Crediting Images

Researchers using or requesting high quality copies of materials from the Chattanooga History Collections Online should credit the images as follows, "Courtesy of the Chattanooga Public Library and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Special Collections."