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Explore the Ed Johnson Digital Exhibit from Special Collections

A “Fiendish Crime” by an “Inhuman Monster” Digital Exhibit In honor of Black History Month, Special Collections is exploring the local media’s criminalization of Ed Johnson, an African American man unjustly lynched on the Walnut Street Bridge in 1906. A “Fiendish Crime” by an “Inhuman Monster” digital exhibit was developed by Randall Shular, an intern in Special Collections from the Department of History in Fall 2017. I Am A Innocent Man:

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Chattanooga’s Sweet History on Display

Kick off the new semester by visiting a new display from Special Collections! Explore the Dynamo of Dixie’s storied history of all things sweet. We’re featuring the candy, soda, and pastries that call Chattanooga home! Chattanooga’s Sweet History is on display in the Andrew C. Roth Grand Reading Room and George Connor Special Collections Reading Room on the 4th floor of the UTC Library.    

Wintry Scenes from Special Collections

Enjoy the holiday season with chilly Chattanooga blasts from the pasts courtesy of the Herman Lamb Photographs collection. Herman Lamb (1917-2011) was a photographer native to Chattanooga, Tennessee. At the age of eight, Lamb discovered his passion for photography with his brother in their home darkroom. From that time, he began taking photos in and around his hometown. During World War II, Lamb was contracted by the military to

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Pop Up Display of World War I Posters in Special Collections

Special Collections is proud to partner with Dr. Aaron Shaheen, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga George C. Connor Professor of American Literature, to offer a pop up display. In honor of the centennial of the Great War, Professor Shaheen has chosen five items from the World War I Posters collection. Shaheen specializes in American literature of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, and is currently working on a monograph that

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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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