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Selections from the Chattanooga History Collections on Display

The new school year brings with it vast new offerings from Special Collections! This summer, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) and the Chattanooga Public Library (CPL) welcomed the rich, diverse, and unique collections of the recently-folded Chattanooga History Center. Renamed the Chattanooga History Collections, co-curated by folks at UTC and CPL, and housed in Special Collections’ state-of-the-art preservation environment, we are excited to present Our Shared History:

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Explore the History of Women in Chattanooga with Oral Histories

Special Collections has partnered with the City of Chattanooga Mayor’s Council for Women History Subcommittee to preserve and provide access to more than 50 interviews with women in and around our city. The interviews celebrate the accomplishments and experiences of women business leaders, advocates, educators, social activists, and community builders across generation, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds. The women interviewed discuss topics ranging from the revitalization of downtown Chattanooga and their experiences during Jim

Celebrate Black History Month with New Resources from Special Collections

The Black United Front Newsletters digital collection documents the Black Power movement in Chattanooga, Tennessee  from 1969 to 1971. The publication, edited by community organizer Ralph Moore, features news reports, editorials, poetry, and artwork, preserving Chattanooga’s African American voices. The newsletters include powerful language and imagery that preserves African American voices of the early Post-Civil Rights era.

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In Time for the Inauguration “Presidents Photographed” Exhibit on Display in Roth and Special Collections

In anticipation of the 2017 Presidential Inauguration, view the new display from Special Collections, Presidents Photographed: The Incredible Collection of John Rous, visible in the Andrew C. Roth Grand Reading Room (LIB 402) and the George Connor Special Collections Reading Room (LIB 439). The John Rous Photographs collection, housed in the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Special Collections, contains dozens of photographs of United States presidents ranging from Franklin Delano

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Celebrate NaNoWriMo with Local Authors

November is National Novel Writing Month, better known as NaNoWriMo. If you’re participating in NaNoWriMo and looking for inspiration from some of your favorite Tennessee and Chattanooga authors, check out some of rare books housed in Special Collections including works authored and illustrated by local authors including, Cherie Priest. Cherie Priest is an award winning novelist and blogger who earned her M.A. in Rhetoric and Professional Writing from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in

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