The Public Library’s Chattanooga Memory Project launched last month. (Photo: Ashley Day)

Chattanooga Public Library officials want members of the public to share stories of strong females through their new platform for Women’s History Month.

The Public Library’s Chattanooga Memory Project is aimed at preserving stories and the history of the area and is open to the public to add their own memories about Chattanooga women who have influenced their own lives.

Area residents and organizations can contribute to the project by submitting stories, photos, videos, oral histories and memorabilia to an online platform, which local company Pass It Down created.


The library has partnered with Pass It Down to build the user-friendly website and create some of its content.

Featured women include Chattanooga suffragist leader Abby Crawford Milton and the city’s first female police officer Patricia Underwood Williams.

“We have so many strong, daring, and notable women here in Chattanooga, both past and present, this is a beautiful way to preserve and share their stories while commending their achievements,” Chattanooga Public Library Executive Director Corinne Hill said in a prepared statement.

The Chattanooga Memory Project website can be accessed from any computer or mobile device that is connected to the internet. All branches of the library provide free computer and Wi-Fi access to the public during regular hours.