Photo Record

Object Name Print, Photographic
Catalog Number 2015.032.388.a-i
Collection Chattanooga Times File Collection
Description Series of photographs of Derek Bruneau preparing for the 1986 National Spelling Contest.
a) Portrait photograph of a young boy, Derek Bruneau, with tossled blonde hair wearing a Members Only jacket, button down shirt, and tie.
b) Derek and his parents stand in front of a United States map that shows the cities that Delta airlines flies to. Derek is holding airplane tickets that a Delta airlines representative has given him. "Billy Weeks" stamped on the back.
c-f) A series of photographs with Derek and a young Asian boy sitting on a sofa. The boys are talking and laughing. "George Baker" stamped on the back.
g,h) Derek, the Asian boy, and a man, possibly a McCallie teacher, poise for pictures. "g" is taken inside while "h" is taken in front of Caldwell Hall. "George Baker" stamped on back.
i) Associated Press tear sheet showing Derek Bruneau with a tag around his neck with the number 79 and "Chattanooga TN." He is competing in the National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.

Derek Bruneau attended McCallie School and was a competitor in the 1986 National Spelling Contest. He currently lives in Watertown, MA but his brother James Bruneau lives in Chattanooga and is an artist.
Date 1986
Photographer b) Billy Weeks; c-h) George Baker
Dimension Details a,b) 7.00" x 5.00"
c-h) 8.00" x 10.00"
i) 11.00" x 7.00"
Accession number 2015.032