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Remembering World War II

On June, 6, 1944 160,000 Allied troops landed on a Nazi-occupied stretch of French coastline in Normandy, France.  More than 5,000 ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by the end, the Allies gained control of the Normandy coast, signaling the beginning of the end of World War II in Europe. In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day, we’d like to draw your attention to

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Burgers in the Archives?!

In Fall 2013, Krystal announced that it would be donating a collection of memorabilia, newsletters, clippings, and records to Special Collections & University Archives to “to encourage study of one of Chattanooga’s most successful brands.” Since then, we’ve been hard at work organizing the collection to make it accessible to our researchers. Along the way, we’ve encountered some interesting finds, including…       Learn More Hyder, Kurt. 1984. Design

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Special Collections Closed March 12, 2014

Sorry, Special Collections & University Archives will be closed all day on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. In our absence, take a look at these beautiful spring flowers illustrated by Emma Bell Miles, an Appalachian artist and naturalist from Walden’s Ridge. See more of her art and photographs in the Life and Works of Emma Bell Miles digital collection.

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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