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Celebrate Arbor Day with the American Chestnut Oral History Project

The American Chestnut Oral History Project documents memories of the native chestnuts’ economic and cultural importance in the years preceding and following the blight pandemic. This interdisciplinary digital collection blends ethnographic and historical methods with environmental science  and provides access to photographs, audio recordings, transcripts, and video.  

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500 Year Old Rare Book on Display in UTC Library

What does a 500 year old book look like? Come by the UTC Library and see for yourself! Published in Paris in 1514, In Carum Lucretium Poetam: Commentarii a Ioanne Baptista Pio Editi (On the Poet Carus Lucretius: A Commentary Published by Johannes Baptista Pius) will be on display on the first floor of the library during the weekdays in March. About the Book The university acquired this volume several years ago as

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Celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday with Special Collections

2014 marks the 450th birthday of William Shakespeare (1564-1616). To observe the Bard of Avon’s special day, the Special Collections & University Archives will be displaying some of its Shakespeariana, including two plays printed in the 2nd Folio of 1632, as well as illustrated scenes of scenes from Shakespeare’s many plays, various portraits of Shakespeare, and the 1805 account of one the earliest Shakespeare hoaxes about the discovery of

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Celebrate Black History Month

To celebrate Black History Month in Special Collections and University Archives, learn more about the local Civil Rights Movement with the Raymond B. Witt papers, an attorney and member of the Hamilton County Board of Education, who represented the Board during the twenty-six year desegregation case, Mapp v. Board of Education. About Mapp v. Board of Education From Mapp v. Board of Education, 1963, Nos. 15038, 15039: This school desegregation case involves

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Follow a General’s Movements during the American Civil War

A new interactive map of the John T. Wilder Civil War Correspondence and Papers digital collection allows researchers to follow Brigadier General Wilder’s movements from 1861 to 1865. The digital collection contains correspondence and military records regarding Brigadier General Wilder’s service in the Union Army during the American Civil War from 1861-1865 as well as personal correspondence and papers dating from 1865 to 1937. About General Wilder John T. Wilder

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