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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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Hands-on Research Project Opportunity in Special Collections!

Faculty from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) Special Collections are seeking a qualified student assistant to assist with a data coding and analysis project examining trends in federal funding for institutional projects involving description of and access to cultural heritage materials. This project will offer the opportunity to collect, code, analyze, and interpret funding data from multiple sources, including the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC)

Welcome Back Class of 1969!

Welcome Back to Campus Class of 1969! While many campus landmarks remain in place and the Mocs spirit is as strong as ever, a great deal has changed in the past 50 years. For example, here are a few facts comparing the university as it was in 1968-1969 to the 2018-2019 academic year: Enrollment has increased by 365% (from 2,503 to 11,638) Faculty and instructional staff have increased by

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New Special Collections Exhibition: Thirteen Decades of Back to School Traditions and Campus Growth

The start of another semester means new exhibits featuring material from Special Collections! Visit the George Connor Special Collections Reading Room (LIB 439) to learn about back to school traditions that have shaped the university campus over the past 130 years, including Convocation, Founders Day, Homecoming and Rat Week. A sample of these traditions are pictured below.     After you check out the exhibit, take this Buzzfeed Quiz

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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

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