2021 Projects

Our project list for 2021

The Chattanooga Story Project

The Chattanooga Story Project is an oral history initiative to capture local stories on digital video.

The project aims to produce archival-quality first-hand oral accounts focusing on varied historical topics and events in the Scenic City’s past.

The dialog will be casual, and each episode will be approximately 30-40 minutes in length, videoed with three high-definition sound and three cameras set up.

Each subject will be selected to discuss memories relative to a chosen era or their participation or witnessing a local historical event.

When the individual segments are published online, the public can comment, reflect, and analyze the stories. Apply now.

The Brazelton Project

Horace Brazelton was an African American photographer that worked in Chattanooga from 1903 to his death in the 1950s. This project will elevate his story and contribution to the Black community.

We also hope to uncover more of Brazeleton’s work to expand his legacy and footprint in Chattanooga’s cultural history.

Ongoing Projects:

The Earl Freudenberg Media Archive

Earl’s legacy spans over 50 years in broadcasting. He recently donated over 500 audio cassettes of radio interviews that need to be digitized. The cost is $3,500 to have them transferred and preserved using the best digital archival best practices.

The University of Chattanooga Football Films

In early 2020 we acquired twenty-four professionally shot 16MM films of college football games from the 1950s and 1960s. We’ve digitized a few on the onset of vinegar syndrome but are seeking $700 to digitize the rest.


“We bring local history to the surface and make it available to everyone.”


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