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New Finding Aids!

Special Collections and University Archives is pleased to announce our new and improved finding aids! Search or browse our finding aids for primary sources in our collections of Manuscripts and University Archives. What are finding aids? Finding aids are detailed inventories of collections that provide information about the creation, historical context, and contents of primary source materials. They are used to determine manuscript and archival collections useful for your research. Need help? This new system

Welcome back class of 1964!

In honor of the 50th reunion of the University of Chattanooga class of 1964, the Library invites you to enjoy a few selections from Special Collections and University Archives on display on the first floor of Lupton Library.   Remember to cheer on our Mocs as they face the VMI Keydets in the annual Homecoming game on Saturday, October 14. Kickoff is at 4 PM at Finley Stadium. Learn

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Playboy in the Archives?!

Yes, even Special Collections and University Archives has a Playboy connection. In 1963, a young Hugh M. Hefner judged the Moccasin Beauties, an annual beauty contest in which the winners were announced in the yearbook. After “careful consideration,” Hefner selected Carol Fraser as the winner. Read up on UTC’s history online with the first 36 volumes of the Moccasin yearbook in our Digital Collections. Learn More Interested in researching

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Lupton Library Says Farewell

At forty years of age, Lupton Library has begun its last semester as heart of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga campus. Opened on January 21, 1974, the library was one of the first campus buildings planned after the merger of the university into the University of Tennessee system in 1969. The library cost $5.4 million to build and spans 116,000 square feet. When it opened, the library served

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Back to School at Brainerd Mission

Welcome back students and faculty! In honor of the first week of classes, we’re highlighting some correspondence from the Penelope Johnson Allen Brainerd Mission Correspondence and Photographs digital collection. As part of the collection’s Brainerd Mission correspondence and receipts series, founder Ard Hoyt wrote to U.S. Indian Affairs agent Return J. Meigs about the construction of the women’s school at Brainerd Mission, a multi-acre mission school located on the Chickamauga River. Learn more

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