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Intern Perspectives: Britany Green

This blog post was authored by Britany Green, an intern in the Library’s Special Collections unit from the UTC Department of History in Spring 2019. When I decided to pursue this internship with Special Collections, I did not know that the experience would be so rewarding. I originally found myself drawn to this internship, for I knew that I would add to the Chattanooga Women’s Oral History Project. Oral

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Reflect on Chattanooga’s March For Our Lives Demonstrations One Year Later

On March 24, 2018, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida organized demonstrations in Washington, D.C. and more than 800 cities in the United States, including Chattanooga, Tennessee. Local efforts to join the March For Our Lives movement were led by Chattanooga Students Leading Change, Chattanooga Moms for Social Justice, the Chattanooga chapter of Moms Demand Action, and a group of local clergy,  gathered at 10 A. M.

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Celebrate Women’s History Month with Prehistoric Finds from Special Collections

This blog post was authored by Shyla Banar and Samantha McCormack, interns in the Library’s Special Collections unit from the UTC Department of Anthropology in Fall 2018 and Spring 2019. March is Women’s History Month! To celebrate, we’ll explore the diverse roles of women in Mesoamerica and South America by sifting through material culture from Special Collections. These unique archaeological finds show us how women may have been depicted

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Civil Rights Movement in Chattanooga Exhibition Opening and Panel Discussion

Join us for the opening of “We Demand an End to Racism!”: The Civil Rights Movement in Chattanooga, an exhibition authored by students in Professor Eckelmann Berghel’s Modern Civil Rights Struggle class in the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) Department of History in Fall 2018. Student curators will participate in a panel discussion to discuss their process and themes, including integration in public schools and universities, youth activism, white opposition

Voice of a Naturalist: A New Web Exhibit from Special Collections

This blog post was authored by Haley McCullough, an intern in the Library’s Special Collections unit from the UTC Department of English in Fall 2018. Born this week in 1878, Robert Sparks Walker cultivated a love of the natural world while living on his father’s 100-acre farm near the Tennessee-Georgia state line on the eastern side of Chattanooga. His love of nature would become Walker’s life’s work. After graduating

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