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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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Special Collections and University Archives Holiday Hours

Special Collections and University Archives will be closed from Saturday, December 21 until January 2, 2013, including December 30 and 31, when the rest of the Library will be open. If you need immediate research assistance, contact Administrative Services.  If your needs are less immediate, Ask an Archivist and we’ll respond to your question as soon as possible. Happy Holidays!

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A Library Christmas Carol

In the spirit of the holidays and drawing inspiration from Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol, we’ve been digging in the University Archives to come up with the ghosts of Lupton Library. Ghost of Library Past Did you know that the library was previously housed in Fletcher Hall? Ghost of Library Present Lupton Library opened it’s doors to students in 1974. The 1974 Moccasin even featured an ode to

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Tennessee Thanksgiving Proclamation

On this day in history 147 years ago, William G. Brownlaw, Governor of Tennessee proclaimed Thursday, the 29th day of November “be set apart and observed as a day of thanksgiving.” We’re Closed Please note that Special Collections & University Archives will be closed in celebration of the holiday from November 28 to November 30, 2013. Happy Thanksgiving! For more information about library closures, visit Library Hours. Source Ann

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In Honor of Veterans Day

Although World War I officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, fighting ceased seven months earlier on the 11th hour of the 11th day in the 11th month. “The War to end all wars” ceased on what became known as Veterans Day in 1918, when President Woodrow Wilson first commemorated the Great War’s armistice with the following words: To us in America, the