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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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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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