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Arthur Forman scrapbook

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


  • 1925 July


Language of Materials

This collection contains materials in English.

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This collection is open for research.

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0.21 Linear Feet (1 Box)

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

This collection was donated by Arthur Forman to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on 1994 April 8.

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Arthur Forman scrapbook
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Chattanooga Tennessee 37403 USA
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