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James E. Drinnon papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA-04-01-12

Scope and Contents

This series contains records pertaining to James E. Drinnon's executive-level administration of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, including correspondence, memorandums, reports, and other materials from 1973 to 1981.


  • Creation: 1973-1981


Conditions Governing Access

This series is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright status of this series has not been evaluated.

Biographical / Historical

James E. Drinnon served as interim Chancellor of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga from 1973 to 1974 and as Chancellor from 1974 to 1981. During his administration, the student population, program offerings, and the campus itself all grew significantly. In 1980, student enrollment was well over 7,000. The Brock Scholars program was launched in 1979 with funding from the UC Foundation and the Lyndhurst Foundation and pre-professional curriculums were added throughout the late 1970s. Finally the campus expanded from 35 to 79 acres during the 1970s, with a number of buildings completed under Drinnon's tenure, including the University Center, the Boling Apartments, Holt Hall, and the Fine Arts Center.


15.0 Linear Feet (12 containers)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Processing Information

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This series contains materials in English.

Collection Area Details

Part of the University Archives Collection Area

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