Welcome to the Chattanooga History Collections online!

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the Chattanooga Public Library are proud to assume ownership of the collections of the recently-folded Chattanooga History Center. The materials are accessible to the public in the George Connor Special Collections Reading Room located on the 4th floor of the UTC Library. All inquiries about the collection should be directed to the UTC Special Collections' Ask an Archivist service. To access to materials not included in the 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.

Researchers my also consult this digital library, which is a representative sampling of the Chattanooga History Collections featuring more than 3,700 photographs, objects, recordings, print ephemera, and newspaper clippings originally digitized by the Chattanooga History Center. Please note this is only a portion of the total collection. You may request high resolution copies of images available on this website, which are offered free of charge. 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."

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