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Welcome back class of 1964!

In honor of the 50th reunion of the University of Chattanooga class of 1964, the Library invites you to enjoy a few selections from Special Collections and University Archives on display on the first floor of Lupton Library.   Remember to cheer on our Mocs as they face the VMI Keydets in the annual Homecoming game on Saturday, October 14. Kickoff is at 4 PM at Finley Stadium. Learn

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Playboy in the Archives?!

Yes, even Special Collections and University Archives has a Playboy connection. In 1963, a young Hugh M. Hefner judged the Moccasin Beauties, an annual beauty contest in which the winners were announced in the yearbook. After “careful consideration,” Hefner selected Carol Fraser as the winner. Read up on UTC’s history online with the first 36 volumes of the Moccasin yearbook in our Digital Collections. Learn More Interested in researching

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Explore 5 Decades of UTC History Online

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

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A Library Christmas Carol

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? Ghost of Library Present Lupton Library opened it’s doors to students in 1974. The 1974 Moccasin even featured an ode to

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Nightmare on Vine Street

Among the most popular stories told about the history of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga are our vivid ghost stories.  Passed down through the years, some of these stories are sad tales of lives lost too soon, while some are mere speculative superstitions or campus sightings of spirits.  Whatever your belief, these stories are sure to capture your imagination. Hooper Hall According to former UTC administrator Sandy Cole,

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