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Back to School at Brainerd Mission

Welcome back students and faculty! In honor of the first week of classes, we’re highlighting some correspondence from the Penelope Johnson Allen Brainerd Mission Correspondence and Photographs digital collection. As part of the collection’s Brainerd Mission correspondence and receipts series, founder Ard Hoyt wrote to U.S. Indian Affairs agent Return J. Meigs about the construction of the women’s school at Brainerd Mission, a multi-acre mission school located on the Chickamauga River. Learn more

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Leroy M. Sullivan World War II Diaries and Correspondence

The Leroy M. Sullivan World War II Diaries and Correspondence digital collection features three diaries and sixteen letters authored by Leroy M. Sullivan, a Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Air Force, during World War II from 1940 to 1943, when Sullivan was killed in action. The diaries document Lieutenant Sullivan’s participation in campaigns in England, South Africa, Sudan, and Egypt, and the letters to Sullivan’s friend, Grady Long,

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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

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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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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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