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.”
State of Tennessee Thanksgiving Proclamation. Document courtesy of Special Collections & University Archives, UTC Library, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
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.
Ann Bachman Hyde papers. Special Collections & University Archives, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Are you stressed about your final projects ? We can help you with one-on-one assistance with your research or presentations.
Simply visit the Reference Desk on the first floor of the library during one of the times listed below, and a librarian will help you.
- Monday, November 18th @ 12:00pm-1:00pm
- Tuesday, November 19th @ 6:00pm-7:00pm
- Wednesday, November 20th @ 6:00pm-7:00pm
- Thursday, November 21st @ 2:00pm-3:00pm
Can’t make it during any of those times? Click here to schedule an individual research appointment.
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 reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…
To honor the history of Veteran’s day take a look at some of the World War I manuscripts and personal papers housed in Special Collections and University Archives:
- Paul L. Palmer memoirs
This collection includes Palmer’s memoirs of experiences while working for the YMCA at U. S. Army posts during World War I.
- World War I posters
This collection features twelve large French posters from World War I.
In addition to World War I resources, Special Collections and University Archives preserves and provides access to manuscripts and personal papers from those who fought in the American Civil War and World War II as well.
Ask an Archivist for more information about these collections or our other resources.
Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs. “History of Veterans Day.” U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs. http://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.asp.
Discover all of the cool possibilities available using Google Drive when you attend this free workshop at the Library:
2 sessions offered to best fit your schedule:
Tuesday, November 12th @ 6:30-7:30pm
Wednesday, November 13th @ 12:00-1:00pm
2nd floor of the Library, Room 208
Sign up for either workshop by clicking here.
Not sure if you can make it? No worries. Drop ins are welcome – if you’re free on either day, stop by!
Did you know that the UTC Library has a 3D Printer?
Learn all about it at a free workshop. See it in action, find out how it works and discover all of the cool stuff that’s possible.
Thursday, November 14th @ 10:00-10:50am
2nd floor of the Library, Room 208
Click here to register and receive an email reminder.
Not sure if you can make it? No worries. Drop ins are welcome – if you’re free that day, stop by!