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Join Special Collections as a Graduate Assistant!

Thank you for your interest. This position has been filled.           Graduate Assistants (GA) help Special Collections achieve its mission by working on archival processing and description, digital capture and metadata projects, and outreach initiatives including exhibitions and lesson plan development. In consultation with the Director of Special Collections, GAs will work on projects based on the students’ learning objectives and how the assistantship would

Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

Check out the Summer 2019 issue of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Magazine for a glimpse of the Scenic City’s storied baseball history with photographs, postcards, and pennants from the Chattanooga History Collections, courtesy of the Chattanooga Public Library and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Special Collections. Learn about Jackie Mitchell’s legendary performance against Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig at Engel Stadium, as well as how Willie Mays

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Intern Perspectives: Kellie Jewell Gleason

This blog post was authored by Kellie Jewell Gleason, an intern in the Library’s Special Collections unit from the Louisiana State University School of Library and Information Science in Summer 2019. I am currently a student at Louisiana State University (LSU), pursuing a Masters degree in Library and Information Sciences (MLIS), with a focus on Archival Studies. I am also working to concurrently earn a Graduate Certificate of Archival

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Intern Perspectives: Annie Dockery

This blog post was authored by Annie Dockery, an intern in the Library’s Special Collections unit from the UTC Department of English in Spring 2019. By interning in Special Collections I appreciated that I was able to utilize both halves of my major, English and Education, while also delving into history, an area outside of my field. During the internship, I created four sets of lesson plans and handouts

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Remembering UC Student and WWII Pilot Leroy Sullivan

Leroy Sullivan was a University of Chattanooga student who joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1940 to contribute to the war effort in Europe. Lieutenant Sullivan, or “Sully” as he was known by his friends, has been chronicled by UTC student, Jennifer Jones, who contributed an article about his life and legacy to Catalpa, a magazine published by graduate students in the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Department