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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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Leroy M. Sullivan World War II Diaries and Correspondence

The Leroy M. Sullivan World War II Diaries and Correspondence digital collection features three diaries and sixteen letters authored by Leroy M. Sullivan, a Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Air Force, during World War II from 1940 to 1943, when Sullivan was killed in action. The diaries document Lieutenant Sullivan’s participation in campaigns in England, South Africa, Sudan, and Egypt, and the letters to Sullivan’s friend, Grady Long,

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Rules for Discussion of Racial Discrimination in Public Schools, 1955

The Rules for Discussion of Racial Discrimination in Public Schools were created in 1955 by two members of the Chattanooga Board of Education shortly after the landmark United States Supreme Court Brown v. Board of Education decision that declared public school segregation unconstitutional. The rules were used by members of the school board to maintain order in often contentious public hearings and open meetings of the board’s Inter-racial Advisory

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