Special Collections

We acquire, preserve, and provide open access to rich and inclusive cultural heritage resources that document Chattanooga, the state of Tennessee, and the South as well as the history of the University. Special Collections is open Monday-Thursday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm and Friday, 8:00 am-4:30 pm. Appointments encouraged. View our Hours and Location for directions and parking details.

Search Rare Books

Luton Library card catalog, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga photographs

Finding Aids

Search or browse our finding aids to discover the creation, historical context, and contents of our primary sources.

Lupton Library computer terminal, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga photographs

Digital Collections

Get searchable, full text access to some of our most popular resources, including student publications like the Moccasin and Echo.

Downtown Chattanooga, 1920s, Courtesy of the Chattanooga Public Library and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Special Collections.

CHC Online

UTC and CPL are proud to co-curate the collections of the former Chattanooga History Center. Read more about accessing the materials.