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Chattanooga Area Library Association records

 Collection — Box: MS-073 001
Identifier: MS-073

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, directories, newsletters, minutes, and other business documenting the membership and activities of the Chattanooga Area Library Association (CALA) from 1970 until 1996.


  • Creation: 1970-1996


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

The Chattanooga Area Library Association was formed in December 11, 1937, for the purpose of professional development, networking, and strengthening the library profession in the Chattanooga area. At the time of its organization, it was called the Chattanooga Library Club; it operated as such from 1937 until December 1939, when it fell dormant. It was reorganized in 1945 under the name Chattanooga-Hamilton County Library Association. The CALA history – presented to the association on November 3, 1955, by Bertie Wenning (included in this collection) – states that the official records prior to May 1948 have been lost. In 1951, the organization changed its name to The Chattanooga Area Library Association (or CALA). The group appears to have remained active continuously from 1951 until the present. It holds regular meetings focusing on a variety of topics of interest to local librarians. Membership fluctuates between 30 and 100+ persons, including academic, public, school, and special librarians.


0.42 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was deposited with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on an unknown date by an unknown source.

Processing Information

Processing of this collection is complete.

Chattanooga Area Library Association records
Under Revision
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Collection Area Details

Part of the Manuscripts Collection Area

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