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Join Special Collections as a Graduate Assistant in 2020-2021!

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 meet the applicant’s career

Black Heroines for Justice

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. On April 19, 1980, four Black women—Viola Ellison, Lela Evans, Opal Jackson, and Katherine Johnson—were shot as they exited the Whole Note Lounge on Ninth Street in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The people responsible for the shooting were three members of the Ku Klux Klan, who

Intern Perspectives: Okland Scott

This blog post was authored by Okland Scott, an intern in the Library’s Special Collections unit from the UTC Department of History in Fall 2019. I chose to apply for an internship with the Special Collections thinking that the experience would influence my post graduation plans. I had a vague idea of going to graduate school to become an archivist or a librarian, but aside from this I had

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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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