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Work in Special Collections this Summer!

This position has closed. We are no longer accepting applications. Special Collections is currently hiring UTC students to work part time in the repository this summer. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) Special Collections is responsible for acquiring, processing, digitizing, and preserving unique, cultural heritage materials. In particular, the materials focus on the university, Chattanooga, the state of Tennessee, and the American South. Student Assistants play critical roles

Celebrate Spring with Special Collections

With the official start of spring just days away, Special Collections invites you to view these images of students enjoying pleasant weather on campus from years past. Our Digital Collections contain many resources related to university history including Moccasin yearbooks, Echo student newspapers, course bulletins, and commencement programs. We encourage you to browse these collections or conduct a search for a specific person, place, or event and learn something

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Explore the Ed Johnson Digital Exhibit from Special Collections

A “Fiendish Crime” by an “Inhuman Monster” Digital Exhibit In honor of Black History Month, Special Collections is exploring the local media’s criminalization of Ed Johnson, an African American man unjustly lynched on the Walnut Street Bridge in 1906. A “Fiendish Crime” by an “Inhuman Monster” digital exhibit was developed by Randall Shular, an intern in Special Collections from the Department of History in Fall 2017. I Am A Innocent Man:

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Good Luck Terrell Owens!

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wishes the best of luck to former Mocs football and basketball player Terrell Owens, who is a candidate for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018. Owens played football at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga during the 1992-1995 seasons, before being drafted by the NFL in his senior year.  During his time at UTC, he played wide receiver and was

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Chattanooga’s Sweet History on Display

Kick off the new semester by visiting a new display from Special Collections! Explore the Dynamo of Dixie’s storied history of all things sweet. We’re featuring the candy, soda, and pastries that call Chattanooga home! Chattanooga’s Sweet History is on display in the Andrew C. Roth Grand Reading Room and George Connor Special Collections Reading Room on the 4th floor of the UTC Library.