Steven Cox began to appreciate the value of the journals of Emma Bell Miles shortly after he joined the UTC Library in 2001. One year before, the work of this “gifted writer, poet, naturalist, and artist with a keen perspective on Appalachian life and culture” had been donated to UTC, and researchers began to ask if they could have a look.
Dr. David B. Sachsman, George R. West, Jr. Chair of Excellence in Communication and Public Affairs, and Professor of Communication, and Steven Cox, Team Lead of Special Collections and Archives, were recently interviewed as part of C-SPAN’s 2013 Cities Tour.
What do Diana Ross, Metallica, and the Osmonds have in common? They’ve all played at McKenzie Arena. Some of music’s biggest names toured at the arena since it opened in 1982, and their posters are now on display at Special Collections at the Lupton Library.
As this year’s election race heats up, voters see politicians plugging in everywhere, including social media sites. This has some wondering what the political scene was like before the explosion of campaign ads and political Twitter updates.