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Charles Newcomb photographs, clippings, and papers

 Collection — Box: MS-062 001
Identifier: MS-062

Scope and Contents

This collection 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, ranging from 1907 to 1915. 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).


  • 1907-1915


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

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.


0.21 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated by Eleanor Newcomb Rice to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on 1972 April 3.

Processing Information

Processing of this collection is complete.
Charles Newcomb photographs, clippings, and papers
Under Revision
Description rules
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Collection Area Details

Part of the Manuscripts Collection Area

615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga Tennessee 37403 USA
(423) 425-4503