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Gilbert and Christine Govan correspondence

 Collection — Box: MS-053 001
Identifier: MS-053

Scope and Contents

This collection includes 45 letters written by American authors from the South from circa 1932 to 1973. Correspondents include Wilma Dykeman Stokely, Julia Peterkin, Andrew Lytle, Caroline Gordon, George Scarbrough, Jesse Stuart, Richard Chase, Donald Davidson, Stanley Horn, Paul Jordan Smith, Anworth Rutherford, John Bennett, Robert Burch, and several others.


  • Creation: 1932-1973


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

Gilbert Govan was the director of the Library at the University of Chattanooga from 1934 to 1962. In addition to being a library director, Govan published local history books and authored book reviews for publications in Chattanooga, Tennessee, including the Chattanooga Times. Christine Noble Govan worked for the Carnegie Library and as a teacher in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Like her husband, Gilbert, Christine reviewed books for local newspapers, including the Chattanooga Times and Chattanooga News. She is best known for her young adult mysteries co-authored with her daughter, Emmy, including The Delectable Mountain and Those Plummer Children.


0.21 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated by the wife of James G. West to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on 1992 November 6.

Processing Information

Processing of this collection is complete.

Gilbert and Christine Govan correspondence
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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