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Summer Fun with Special Collections

Summer is here! Get ready for fun and relaxation with some photos from the Chattanooga History Collections of people enjoying summer in the Chattanooga area in years past. The Chattanooga History Collections consist of the former holdings of the Chattanooga History Center that are now co-owned by UTC Special Collections and the Chattanooga Public Library.  The over 30,000 items include photographs, papers and artifacts from throughout Chattanooga history from

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Celebrate the Fourth with a Parade of Resources from Special Collections

Our nation will be turning 242 years old on Wednesday! Take a look back at parades through Chattanooga celebrating Fourths of July from years past with UTC Special Collections. For more information on the rich cultural history  resources available at UTC, please visit the Special Collections Home Page.

Explore the Fourth of July in Union-Occupied Chattanooga

As Chattanooga prepares to celebrate our nation’s 242nd birthday Wednesday, Special Collections looks back to July 4, 1864 when Chattanooga was occupied by Federal troops after being captured the previous year. For more information on the unique resources available at UTC, please visit Special Collections. George Young of the 20th Ohio Battery was among the soldiers stationed in Chattanooga. In a letter written to his sweetheart Lottie Lasher in Waymart,

New Podcast Features Research Conducted in Special Collections

Researchers make use of the rich materials in Special Collections for a myriad of reasons, including a new podcast entitled Project SSA. Listen to archival research in action in an investigation into Chattanooga’s “secret, sinister activity,” and see if you can identify references to our unique cultural heritage resources.

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Intern Perspectives: Kayle Freeman

This blog post was authored by Kayle Freeman, an intern in the Library’s Special Collections unit from the UTC Department of History in Spring 2018. Being presented with the opportunity to intern with Special Collections at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has provided me with valuable knowledge and hands on experience. Having the chance to experience, first hand, the job duties of an archivist has helped me put

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