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The ChattaStory Project Features Resources from Special Collections

Explore local history through The ChattaStory Project, a collaborative multi-disciplinary effort by students and faculty at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE). The Project weaves together resources from a variety of archival repositories, including Special Collections. Explore the site to learn how the diaries of Emma Bell Miles informed research about the Fort Payne formation, the geologic layer that comprises much of

Intern Perspectives: Trisha Daugherty

This blog post was authored by Trisha Daugherty, an intern in the Library’s Special Collections unit from the UTC Department of History in Summer 2021. When I enrolled in the internship program here at UT Chattanooga, I hoped that I would find the answers to some questions that I had. I have always wanted a career in the library field, but before this internship, I did not have any

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Join Special Collections as a Graduate Assistant for Spring 2021!

Thank you for your interest. These positions have 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 meet the applicant’s career

History of Protest and Activism in Chattanooga

The city of Chattanooga is no stranger to nonviolent protest. From the Howard High School students who led sit-ins and look-ins in downtown Chattanooga during the Civil Rights Movement to contemporary activists advocating tighter gun controls and inclusivity, our city has a rich history of fighting for social justice. Explore our content in UTC Digital Collections and CHC Online to learn more about how Chattanoogans have fought for equality.

Intern Perspectives: Riley Grisham

This blog post was authored by Riley Grisham, an intern in the Library’s Special Collections unit from the UTC Department of English in Spring 2020. I chose to intern with UTC Special Collections because it seemed like a meeting point of sorts between my two fields of study: English and Art History. Initially, I thought I would only be able to pursue one of these fields in graduate school,

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