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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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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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Selections from the Chattanooga History Collections on Display

The new school year brings with it vast new offerings from Special Collections! This summer, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) and the Chattanooga Public Library (CPL) welcomed the rich, diverse, and unique collections of the recently-folded Chattanooga History Center. Renamed the Chattanooga History Collections, co-curated by folks at UTC and CPL, and housed in Special Collections’ state-of-the-art preservation environment, we are excited to present Our Shared History:

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