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Arthur Forman scrapbook

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-063
The Arthur Forman scrapbook collection contains a scrapbook of newspaper clippings regarding The State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes trial held in Dayton, Tennessee in 1925.

Dates

  • 1925 July

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The Arthur Forman scrapbook is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Newspaper clippings in the Arthur Forman scrapbook are under copyright.

Extent

0.21 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Overview

The Arthur Forman scrapbook collection contains a scrapbook of newspaper clippings regarding The State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes trial held in Dayton, Tennessee in 1925.

Biographical / Historical

Known as the Scopes Monkey Trial, The State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes was held in Dayton, Tennessee in 1925. The State of Tennessee accused John Scopes, a high school substitute teacher, of violating the Butler Act, which made it unlawful to teach human evolution in publi schools in the state. The trial drew intense national publicity with famous legal representation for the prosection and the defendant in William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow. Although Scopes was found guilty and fined 100 dollars, the verdict was overturned on a technicality. Arthur Forman collected news clippings related to the trial.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Arthur Forman donated his scrapbook to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on 1994 April 8.

Creator

Title
Arthur Forman scrapbook
Status
unprocessed
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Special Collections repository

Contact:
615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga Tennessee 37403 USA