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Emma Bell Miles

In honor of Twisted Roots, the upcoming musical and theatrical production about the life of Emma Bell Miles, enjoy 2 of the Signal Mountain artist and naturalist’s watercolors of Lookout Mountain. To learn more about Emma Bell Miles, check out these resources available from the library. Gaston, Kay Baker. Emma Bell Miles. Signal Mountain, Tenn. (P.O. Box 2, Signal Mountain 37377): Walden’s Ridge Historical Association, 1985. Miles, Emma Bell, and Steven

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Explore 5 Decades of UTC History Online

Thirty volumes of the Moccasin, the university’s student-published yearbook, are now available in all of their searchable, full text glory in UTC Digital Collections. Investigate student life from 1911 to 1958, cover to cover, by exploring classes, faculty, administrators, clubs and societies, athletics, social functions, theatrical productions, and musical performances. The Moccasin also documents trends in fashion and design. From the finger curls of the 1920s to the mid century modern graphic design

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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.