Max Anacker was born on August 19, 1931 in in Bern, Switzerland, but his parents returned to the United States shortly after his birth, settling in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1932. After 3 years at the University of Chattanooga, Max was appointed to the United States Naval Academy, from which he graduated in 1954. Following a career in chemical engineering, Anacker passed away on June 5, 2014. It is possible in that the art in the M. V. Anackers drawings collection was created by Max, the son of University of Chattanooga professor Robert D. Anacker.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The M. V. Anacker drawings collection was deposited with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on an unknown date by an unknown source. It is believed that the collection was donated by Robert Anacker, a University of Chattanooga profressor.