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Lula Ulrica Whitaker correspondence, photographs, and papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-045
The Lula Ulrica Whitaker correspondence, photographs, and papers 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.
Series 1: Lula Ulrica Whitaker correspondence with Southern Agrarians contains correspondence from nine of the twelve authors known as the Southern Agrarians written in 1934, 1935, and 1981.
Series 2: Lula Ulrica Whitaker photographs, undated includes photographic prints and negatives, in color and black-and-white, of Chattanoga, Tennessee, including Lookout Mountain, homes of prominent families, and downtown. The images were taken circa the 1950s and 1960s.
Series 3: Lula Ulrica Whitaker papers and bible features correspondence, an exhibit catalog published by the Guggenheim Foundation, and a New Testament Bible gifted to Arthur Kemp from A. S. Steele on 1899 November 30.

Dates

  • 1934

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection contains materials in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The Lula Ulrica Whitaker correspondence, photographs, and papers collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Lula Ulrica Whitaker correspondence, photographs, and papers collection is in the public domain and may used without copyright restriction.

Extent

0.42 Linear Feet (1 Box)

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?

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Lula Ulrica Whitaker donated her collection of correspondence, photographs, and papers to the University of Chattanooga on 1968 April 21.
Title
Lula Ulrica Whitaker correspondence, photographs, and papers
Status
completed
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Special Collections repository

Contact:
615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga Tennessee 37403 USA