Chattanooga History Collections

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the Chattanooga Public Library are proud to co-curate the 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, these materials are now jointly curated by the Chattanooga Public Library (CPL) and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC). Since June 12, 2017, all materials have been housed in Special Collections' state-of-the-art storage environment.

Accessing Materials

To access a representative sample of the materials in the collection, explore the Chattanooga History Collections Online and the Chattanooga History Center collections in our Finding AidsPlease 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."