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Lula Ulrica Whitaker papers

Identifier: MS-045

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence from nine of the twelve authors known as the Southern Agrarians written in 1934 as well as photographic prints and negatives of Chattanooga, Tennessee.


  • Creation: 1934


Language of Materials

This collection contains materials in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright status of this collection has not been evaluated.

Biographical / Historical

Lula Ulrica Whitaker (1902-1995) was a history, Latin, and chemistry teacher at Girls Preparatory School in Chattanooga, Tennessee for 46 years. Whitaker was also a local historian and artist. In 1934, Whitaker solicited correspondence from the Southern Agrarians as part of the original research for her 1935 University of Chicago masters thesis entitled, Twelve Southerners and Agrarianism, thereby creating a collection of letters from the authors that explains their pro-Southern, Agrarian essays published in the 1930 book I'll Take My Stand: The South and the Agrarian Tradition. Whitaker asked the authors the following questions.

  1. Do you think the Agrarian movement has progressed any since with publication of your book?
  2. Are you practicing any of the modes of conducted advocated by The Twelve Young Southerners?


0.42 Linear Feet (1 container)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This colletion was donated by Lula Ulrica Whitaker to the University of Chattanooga on 1968 April 21.

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University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Library
c/o Special Collections
600 Douglas Street
Chattanooga Tennessee 37403 United States