Our mission is to house, preserve, and provide access to historical items and collections, particularly those that relate to the University, Chattanooga, the state of Tennessee, and the South. Many of our collections contain unique, primary resource materials unavailable elsewhere.
The Special Collections hold three main collections:
Due to their rare, fragile, and special nature, these items may not be checked out but can be viewed and used in the Special Collections Reading Room. Appointments are recommended. Please see our Policies page for more information.