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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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Celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday with Special Collections

2014 marks the 450th birthday of William Shakespeare (1564-1616). To observe the Bard of Avon’s special day, the Special Collections & University Archives will be displaying some of its Shakespeariana, including two plays printed in the 2nd Folio of 1632, as well as illustrated scenes of scenes from Shakespeare’s many plays, various portraits of Shakespeare, and the 1805 account of one the earliest Shakespeare hoaxes about the discovery of

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Celebrate Black History Month

To celebrate Black History Month in Special Collections and University Archives, learn more about the local Civil Rights Movement with the Raymond B. Witt papers, an attorney and member of the Hamilton County Board of Education, who represented the Board during the twenty-six year desegregation case, Mapp v. Board of Education. About Mapp v. Board of Education From Mapp v. Board of Education, 1963, Nos. 15038, 15039: This school desegregation case involves

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Follow a General’s Movements during the American Civil War

A new interactive map of the John T. Wilder Civil War Correspondence and Papers digital collection allows researchers to follow Brigadier General Wilder’s movements from 1861 to 1865. The digital collection contains correspondence and military records regarding Brigadier General Wilder’s service in the Union Army during the American Civil War from 1861-1865 as well as personal correspondence and papers dating from 1865 to 1937. About General Wilder John T. Wilder

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