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 Committee that was created to discuss public school integration in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Rules for discussion of racial discrimination in public schools, 1955

Rules for discussion of racial discrimination in public schools, 1955

This document is part of the Raymond B. Witt Chattanooga Public Schools Desegregation Records, which contains more than 100 legal documents and school board records relating to public school desegregation and the 1960 Mapp v. Board of Education court case that forced Chattanooga to create and implement a plan for integration.

Networking Issues Fixed!

Thanks for your patience. The network problems have been corrected and all UTC Library subscriptions should be working now. If you encounter any problems, please contact the Library.



Currently, subscription access to some of the library’s databases and journals is being negatively impacted by campus networking issues. You may have difficulty accessing some of the full-text PDF files in our databases or journals platforms. This is a UTC networking issue, and is not related to your operating system or browser. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working quickly to solve the networking problems. If you encounter any problems finding materials you need and would like assistance, please contact the Library.


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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.

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To learn more about Emma Bell Miles, check out these resources available from the library.

See the trailer and check out times for the staying of Twisted Roots at the Mountain Arts Community Center.

Oxford English Dictionary – Access Restored!

UPDATE 4:00pm: Access has now been restored and the online OED is again available – click here to access it now. Thanks for your patience!

Previous post: We’re currently experiencing difficulty with the online Oxford English Dictionary. We are working to restore access as quickly as possible and will update this notice as soon as the database has been restored.
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Explore 5 Decades of UTC History Online

Cover the the 1955 Moccasin yearbook.

Cover the the 1955 Moccasin yearbook, featuring a predecessor of Chief Moccanooga, the university’s mascot introduced in the 1970s.

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 of the 1950s, flip through decades of dress, design history, and architecture on campus.

Want more? Volumes of the yearbook will be added as they are processed by Special Collections & University Archives. In the meantime, view the complete run of the Moccasin in the Library.