In the spirit of the holidays and drawing inspiration from Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol, we’ve been digging in the University Archives to come up with the ghosts of Lupton Library.
Ghost of Library Past
Did you know that the library was previously housed in Fletcher Hall?
Students hard at work in the library in Fletcher Hall.
Student researching the old school way: with a card catalog!
Fletcher Hall still bears the unmistakable signs of having been the library.
Ghost of Library Present
Lupton Library opened it’s doors to students in 1974. The 1974 Moccasin even featured an ode to the growing campus:
U.T.C.’s expanding campus continues to grow,
we watched the library, energy facility,
student center and student housing rise
all in the midst of tons of mud and dirt
…whistling construction workers
…and the never ending search for a parking space.
Lupton Library under construction.
The library’s catalog goes online!
Student researchers make the transition from pen and paper to computers.
Since 1974 UTC has increased enrollment by over two-thirds, growing from a count of approximately 4,574 to 9,553 students in 2007, making Fall 2014 the perfect time to move in to a new space.
Ghost of Library Yet to Come
Unlike Scrooge, we’ve got nothing to fear! Read up on the New Library.
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga photographs. Special Collections & University Archives, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Moccasin. Chattanooga, Tenn: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 1900.
It’s almost turkey time!
The Library will be open special hours over Thanksgiving, please note these changes from our regular schedule:
- Nov 26, 7:45am – 8:00pm
- Nov 27, 7:45 – 5:00pm
- Nov 28 – Nov 30, CLOSED
After the Thanksgiving break, the Library will be back in full force with special extended hours to help you during finals.
For a complete listing of upcoming hours, click here.
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.