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Orrelle Cornelius papers

Identifier: MS-013

Scope and Contents

This collection contains playbills, newspaper clippings, original manuscripts of plays, and photographs regarding the University Players of the University of Chattanooga (UC) and the Little Theater in Chattanooga Tennessee in the 1930s.


  • Creation: 1920-1942


Language of Materials

This collection contains materials in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright status of this collection has not been evaluated.

Biographical / Historical

Orrelle Fidlar Cornelius was a University of Chattanooga (UC) theater production director for the University Players from 1928-1942. She was hired to this position to provide additional extracurricular offerings to the UC student body. She wrote at least 3 original plays: The Whippoorwill, The Tie that Binds, and Mother's Old Home. She directed numerous UC theater productions as well as other dramatic performances in the Chattanooga area. Her husband is David William Cornelius who was a University of Chattanooga physics professor from 1920 to 1940.


0.42 Linear Feet (1 container)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was deposited with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on an unknown date by an unknown source.

Processing Information

Processing of this collection is complete.

Orrelle Cornelius papers
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Collection Area Details

Part of the Manuscripts Collection Area

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Library
c/o Special Collections
600 Douglas Street
Chattanooga Tennessee 37403 United States