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University of Chattanooga Institute of Justice records

 Collection — Box: UA-00-04-03 001
Identifier: UA-00-04-03

Scope and Contents

This series contains newspaper clippings and records relating to the University of Chattanooga's Institute of Justice from 1930 to 1932.


  • circa 1930-1940

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This series is open for research.

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The copyright status of this series has not been evaluated.

Biographical / Historical

The Institute of Justice was a series of public addresses, forums, and roundtable discussions sponsored by the University of Chattanooga. The first Institute of Justice was held in 1930, and the second was in 1932 continued. These forums focused on "problems in which the element of justices entered" with the working definition of "justice" as "all that which is fair and just in the social order." Modeled after the Institute of Public Affairs of the University of Virginia, these events bolstered the relationship between the University and the metropolitan community. The University of Chattanooga Board of Trustees noting that the events were an opportunity for the community to "keep step with the advance made by the university along cultural lines". The University held forums like the Institute of Justice intermittently throughout the 1930s, although each with a different theme. For example, Tennessee Valley Institute was held in 1934, and education was the theme for the 1937 forums.


"Guerry Administration brings Great University Advancement", University Echo, 1938 May 27, pages 1 and 6.

University of Chattanooga Board of Trustees meeting minutes, 1932 June 6, page 13.

"University to Sponsor Institute of Justice, University Echo", 1930 March 31 page 3.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

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Collection Area Details

Part of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Archives Collection Area

615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga Tennessee 37403 USA