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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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Voice of a Naturalist: A New Web Exhibit from Special Collections

This blog post was authored by Haley McCullough, an intern in the Library’s Special Collections unit from the UTC Department of English in Fall 2018. Born this week in 1878, Robert Sparks Walker cultivated a love of the natural world while living on his father’s 100-acre farm near the Tennessee-Georgia state line on the eastern side of Chattanooga. His love of nature would become Walker’s life’s work. After graduating

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Notes on an Exhibition: Kaitlyn Warf

This blog post was authored by Kaitlyn Warf, a student in Professor Eckelmann Berghel’s HIST 3475: Modern Civil Rights Struggle class that curated an exhibit on display in the George Connor Special Collections Reading Room, located in room 439 of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Library in Spring 2019. Look-Ins and Stand-Ins: The Desegregation of Chattanooga’s Movie Theaters For our class, HIST 3475 The Modern Civil Rights Struggle,

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Notes on an Exhibition: Kristen Woodall

This blog post was authored by Kristen Woodall, a student in Professor Eckelmann Berghel’s HIST 3475: Modern Civil Rights Struggle class that curated an exhibit on display in the George Connor Special Collections Reading Room, located in room 439 of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Library in Spring 2019. Over the course of this semester, I have had the opportunity to work with the UTC Special Collections as part

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Notes on an Exhibition: Madison Beckner

This blog post was authored by Madison Beckner, a student in Professor Eckelmann Berghel’s HIST 3475: Modern Civil Rights Struggle class that curated an exhibit on display in the George Connor Special Collections Reading Room, located in room 439 of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Library in Spring 2019. The city of Chattanooga is often thought of as a progressive southern city. Its transition into a forward-thinking city is

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