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Arlo Ayers Brown papers

 Collection — Box: UA-04-01-06 001
Identifier: UA-04-01-06

Scope and Contents

This series contains primarily correspondence to and from Arlo Ayers Brown from 1921-1929 relating to administrative affairs of the University of Chattanooga. Several files contain correspondence with charitable organizations such as the Carnegie Corporation and the American Bankers Association Foundation applying for funding for student scholarships and other needs. Additionally there is a file of correspondence with Adolph S. Ochs and his associates pertaining to a service and series of events centered around awarding Ochs an honorary degree from the University of Chattanooga. Additionally there is correspondence with Adolph S. Ochs regarding funding for the new public library building, today known as John Storrs Fletcher Hall. Other materials in this series include Board of Trustees minutes and correspondence, a file on Arlo Ayers Brown's inauguration ceremony, and University of Chattanooga Athens School records.


  • Creation: 1921-1929


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This series is open for research.

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Biographical / Historical

Arlo Ayers Brown was president of the University of Chattanooga from 1921 to 1929. He was born in 1883 to a Methodist family in Illinois and received degrees from Northwestern University, Drew Theological Seminary, and Union Theological Seminary. For seven years prior to leading the University of Chattanooga, Brown was the superintendent of Teacher Training of the Board of Sunday Schools of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Additionally, he served as a major in the Army Chaplain Corps during World War I. During his adminstration at the University of Chattanooga, enrollment and the University's endowment both doubled; growing from 261 to over 500 and from $501,000 to $1,003,000 respectively. Brown resigned at the University of Chattanooga in 1929 to accept the office of president at Drew University, one of his alma maters. Arlo Ayers Brown died in 1961 in Wilmington, Delaware.


0.42 Linear Feet (1 container)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

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