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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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“A New Institution with A Running Start”: Celebrating 50 Years of UTC Exhibition on Display

Did you know that this summer will mark the 50th anniversary of the merger that created the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga? On July 1, 1969 the Agreement of Merger and Plan of Transition uniting the University of Chattanooga and the University of Tennessee went into effect and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga was born. Learn more about this merger, UTC’s predecessor institutions, and the changing campus landscape

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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