Welcome to the Chattanooga History Collections online!

On June 12, 2017, the Chattanooga History Center transferred legal title, copyright, trademark, and applicable literary property rights of it's collections to the Center's collections to the Chattanooga Public Library (CPL) and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC). All inquiries about the collection, including digital image requests, should be directed to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga at archives@utc.edu. Researchers using digital copies of the images should credit the images as follows, "Courtesy of the Chattanooga Public Library and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Special Collections."

The Chattanooga History Collections online features 3,700 photographs, museum objects, printed ephemera, audio recordings, films, and many other formats. Please note this is only a portion of the total collection. To request access to materials not included in our online content, please Make an Appointment with UTC's Special Collections, which is free and open to the public! Driving directions, parking information, and more are listed on the Special Collections Hours and Location page.

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