The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Special Collections welcomes applications from institutions to borrow items from its collections for exhibitions. Institutions wishing to request items are advised to read the following guidelines in advance of making a request and to contact Special Collections a minimum of two months before the planned installation date of the exhibition. Borrowers requesting a larger number of items should make initial contact with the library no less than twelve months prior to the installation date.
Each loan request is judged on its own merits, and the final decision to loan an item is based on the following criteria:
- The condition of the item(s).
- The nature and length of the exhibition.
- The facilities of the borrowing institution.
- The anticipated need of the item(s) for our own research or exhibition purposes.
Some objects in the Special Collections are not available for loan, including those judged too fragile or too environmentally sensitive to travel.
For exhibition loans we require the following:
Make a Request
Use our Ask an Archivist service to initiate requests for exhibitions loans from our holdings.