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Meet our Newest Archivist!

The Special Collections & University Archives at UTC is delighted to introduce digital archivist Carolyn Runyon to the department.  A native of Virginia, Carolyn comes to us from employment at the American University in Cairowhere she has been working the past several years.  In anticipation of the new UTC library opening in 2014, Carolyn will be involved with adding more digitized resources to our online digital collections, as well as helping prepare

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They Played the Roundhouse! Summer Exhibit of UTC Concert Posters

A Long, Long Time Ago….we can still remember how the music used to make us smile…… Has your favorite performer or band played at UTC? Deep within the University Archives are concert posters and flyers from the 1980s and 1990s, of the many music performers and bands that have played the Roundhouse since it opened in the early 1980s. We’ve seen a lot: Rock and hard-rock, country and western,

Special Collections Will Be Closed for a Long…

Yes, the Special Collections will be closed for a long Memorial Day weekend, from Friday, May 24th through Tuesday, May 28th.  Should you have any questions or need assistance during this time, please email or contact the library dean, Theresa Liedtka at (423) 425-4508 or at, and we will certainly try to accommodate you, but certain items,  collections, and services may be unavailable during this period.  We

Happy Birthday, Will!

The Special Collections holds several items and collections related to William Shakespeare, whose 449th birthday (and date of death) is today (some accounts give the birth date as April 26). We have two plays, The Twelfth Night and Timon of Athens, printed in 1632 and excised from a 2nd Folio of Shakespeare’s works.  We also have several dozen 18th and 19th century etchings of various scenes from Shakespeare’s plays,

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New Library- Coming Along!

A part of the Special Collections, and one we rarely blog on, is the University Archives.  This collection contains records, documents, books, and items relating to the university back to its first year, 1886.  Included are yearbooks (first issued in 1911, discontinued in 1991), the university newspaper, The Echo (in print and on microfilm), university catalogs from over the years, and mementos covering all four names this university has