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Fred Obear papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA-04-01-13

Scope and Contents

This series contains records pertaining to Fred Obear's executive-level administration of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, including correspondence, memorandums, reports, and other materials from 1981 to 1997.


  • Creation: 1981-1997


Language of Materials

This series contains materials in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This series is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright status of this series has not been evaluated.

Biographical / Historical

Frederick W. Obear served as Chancellor of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga from 1981 to 1997 and as interim Chancellor from 2004 to 2005. Under his leadership, the campus added several critical undergraduate and graduate programs, including bachelor’s degrees in physical therapy and legal assistant studies and graduate degrees in nursing, accounting, public administration, and environmental sciences. Another focus of Obear's tenure was strengthening the relationship between campus and the community. Through his vision, the university initiated teaching and research partnerships with TVA, the Tennessee Aquarium, Komatsu, and other businesses.


41.25 Linear Feet (33 containers)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Processing Information

Processing of this series is in progress.

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Collection Area Details

Part of the University Archives Collection Area

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