If you frequent our blog, you are likely familiar with Emma Bell Miles. Emma was an artist, writer, poet, naturalist, and feminist who made an imprint upon the Chattanooga community with her artwork and writings during her short life (1879-1919). Emma has been the subject of many scholarly articles and presentations, a book, and last year, a symposium exploring Appalachian culture and nature named in her honor.
We are pleased then to announce a new digital exhibit that brings together elements representing Emma’s creative output and her family life. The Life and Works of Emma Bell Miles includes photographs of Emma and her family, paintings and drawings, book illustrations, short stories, and select pages from her personal journals. We invite you to explore the world of Emma Bell Miles and contribute by sharing your comments and stories via the comments section that appears with each exhibit item.
If you have questions about any of the items you see, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For detailed descriptions of all of our original Emma Bell Miles holdings, please see our online finding aids for the Jean Miles Catino Collection and the Kay Baker Gaston Collection.