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New Digital Resources from Special Collections

Welcome back! As we kick off the new academic year, Special Collections is pleased to announce the following new digital resources! Chattanooga Oral Histories The Chattanooga Oral Histories digital collection features interviews with members of the community in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Topics include the transition of Chattanooga from the polluted Dynamo of Dixie to Gig City, past and present race relations in the city, and the Golden Gateway project. Thomas

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Celebrate National Radio Day with Luther Masingill

Celebrate National Radio Day on August 20, 2018 by listening to an interview with longtime Chattanooga broadcaster Luther Masingill, whose long career meant that he was one the air during the World War II attack on Pearl Harbor AND September 11, when the Twin Towers were hit. As a young man, Luther worked the night shift at WDEF, and first signed on the air on New Year’s Eve in

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Intern Perspectives: Sara Matthews

This blog post was authored by Sara Matthews, an intern in the Library’s Special Collections unit from the UTC Department of History in Spring 2018. My intent for the my summer internship was to gain academic experience working with primary and useful secondary sources. Prior to starting my internship with the UTC Special Collections, I expected to have access to interesting dated materials and to enjoy rummaging through them.

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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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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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