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Gilbert and Christine Govan correspondence

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-053
The Gilbert and Christine Govan correspondence collection includes 45 letters written by American authors from the South from circa 1932 to 1973. Correspondents include Wilma Dykeman Stokely, Julia Peterkin, Andrew Lytle, Caroline Gordon, George Scarbrough, Jesse Stuart, Richard Chase, Donald Davidson, Stanley Horn, Paul Jordan Smith, Anworth Rutherford, John Bennett, Robert Burch, and several others.

Dates

  • 1932-1973

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The Gilbert and Christine Govan correspondence collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Gilbert and Christine Govan correspondence collection is in the public domain and may used without copyright restriction.

Extent

0.21 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Biographical / Historical

Gilbert Govan was the director of the Library at the University of Chattanooga from 1934 to 1962. In addition to being a library director, Govan published local history books and authored book reviews for publications in Chattanooga, Tennessee, including the Chattanooga Times. Christine Noble Govan worked for the Carnegie Library and as a teacher in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Like her husband, Gilbert, Christine reviewed books for local newspapers, including the Chattanooga Times and Chattanooga News. She is best known for her young adult mysteries co-authored with her daughter, Emmy, including The Delectable Mountain and Those Plummer Children.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The wife of James G. West donated the Gilbert and Christine Govan correspondence collection to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on 1992 November 6.
Title
Gilbert and Christine Govan correspondence
Status
under_revision
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Special Collections repository

Contact:
615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga Tennessee 37403 USA