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Local Author Susan Gregg Gilmore Speaks About Women in Writing

In honor of Women’s History Month, the UTC Library and the UTC Women’s Center presented celebrated southern author Susan Gregg Gilmore on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 in the Library’s Southern Writers Room. Learn about Susan Gregg Gilmore’s history of writing, both as a female journalist working around the country and as a celebrated novelist sharing unforgettable stories of Southern female characters. 

Celebrate Women’s History Month with Marilyn Lloyd

Celebrate the recent primary elections and Women’s History Month with Marilyn Lloyd’s papers and correspondence housed in Special Collections. Congresswoman Lloyd became the first woman ever elected to Congress from Tennessee for a full term. Marilyn Lloyd’s collection documents her 20 years of service as a member of the United States House of Representatives from Tennessee’s third Congressional District from 1974 to 1994. The collection includes congressional records, copies of speeches, campaign flyers, and letters from constituents

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Botanical Display in Special Collections

In recognition of Plant Natives 2016, an annual native plant symposium presented by the Tennessee Valley Chapter of Wild Ones in partnership with the UTC Department of Biology, Geology and Environmental Science, check out a colorful exhibit of rare books and paintings on display in Special Collections. The exhibit includes botany books that highlight area wildflowers and landscapes, along with works by local artists William Crutchfield and Emma Bell Miles.  

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Valentine’s Day Blast from the Past

It’s a longstanding tradition to send your special someone a card to celebrate Valentine’s Day, but 20 years ago, UTC students took a different approach. Try some of the lines from the Personals section of the February 15, 1996 issue of the University Echo.

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New Digital Collections for 2016

Welcome Back! Over the past year, Special Collections has been busy creating new online resources for our faculty and students. Check them out! Chattanooga Postcards and Viewbooks Visit historic Chattanooga. Learn more about the Scenic City by exploring Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, Cameron Hill, Moccasin Bend, the Walnut Street Bridge, and downtown in our collection of vintage postcards and souvenir booklets. George Connor Speeches Created in celebration of the naming

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