The Charles Newcomb Papers consist of various newspaper clippings, personal items, and programs that relate to Charles Newcomb and his career at the University of Chattanooga as a professor of oratory and theatre. The newspaper clippings refer to the plays, both school and local ones, that Newcomb directed or performed in. There are several programs from the plays and oratorical contests, as well as photographs of the play rehearsals. There is a copy of his autobiography/family scrapbook, and some other personal items including his Masters Diploma and Volume I of the Chattanooga produced humor magazine entitled The Wrinkle (1907).
The Charles Newcomb photographs, clippings, and papers collection contains photographs, newspaper clippings, programs from University of Chattanooga theater performances ranging from 1907 to 1915.
Biographical / Historical
Charles Newcomb was a professor of oratory and theatre at the University of Chattanooga from 1908-1914. His father, G.T. Newcomb also taught at the University from 1894 until the early 1900s. Charles Newcomb directed and performed in many school and local plays, for which he received much recognition. He became Dean of the Oratory Department at the University of Chattanooga in 1912. Charles Newcomb was born in 1882 and died in 1956.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Eleanor Newcomb Rice donated the Charles Newcomb photographs, clippings, and papers collection to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on 1972 April 3.
Charles Newcomb photographs, clippings, and papers, Special Collections, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga http://findingaids.library.utc.edu/repositories/2/resources/72 Accessed September 25, 2017.