Over the past year, Special Collections has been busy creating new online resources for our faculty and students. Check them out!
Visit historic Chattanooga. Learn more about the Scenic City by exploring Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, Cameron Hill, Moccasin Bend, the Walnut Street Bridge, and downtown in our collection of vintage postcards and souvenir booklets.
Created in celebration of the naming of the George C. Connor Reading Room in Special Collections for the eponymous Guerry Professor Emeritus of English, this digital collection includes manuscripts and drafts of speeches delivered by the gifted orator. In a speech in which Connor discussed the value of a college degree, he wrote the following.
I would hope that in four years you would become so accustomed to the first-rate, so imbued with the “habitual vision of greatness” that you will never in your life be satisfied with less. I would hope that you would come so much to love good books, good conversation, good friends, good deeds, that nothing will diminish you commitment or less your enthusiasm. “The life so short, the craft so long to learn” I would hope that your minds and spirits would be so touched with imaginative fire that you would happily acknowledge that these years are only the beginning on your education, that your search for knowledge and touch are only the beginning on your education, that your search for knowledge and beauty would be, quite literally, the task of a life-time.
We couldn’t agree more. Visit the digital collection to get inspired and learn more about this dedicated teacher!
Calling all Spanish majors! This collection features 49 letters and postcards written in Spanish by acclaimed author of La Niña de Luzmela, Concha Espina. Her correspondence with University of Chattanooga professor, Terrell Tatum, documents Espina’s life and work until her death in 1955.