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Wintry Scenes from Special Collections

Enjoy the holiday season with chilly Chattanooga blasts from the pasts courtesy of the Herman Lamb Photographs collection. Herman Lamb (1917-2011) was a photographer native to Chattanooga, Tennessee. At the age of eight, Lamb discovered his passion for photography with his brother in their home darkroom. From that time, he began taking photos in and around his hometown. During World War II, Lamb was contracted by the military to

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Pop Up Display of World War I Posters in Special Collections

Special Collections is proud to partner with Dr. Aaron Shaheen, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga George C. Connor Professor of American Literature, to offer a pop up display. In honor of the centennial of the Great War, Professor Shaheen has chosen five items from the World War I Posters collection. Shaheen specializes in American literature of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, and is currently working on a monograph that

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Celebrate Black History Month with New Resources from Special Collections

The Black United Front Newsletters digital collection documents the Black Power movement in Chattanooga, Tennessee  from 1969 to 1971. The publication, edited by community organizer Ralph Moore, features news reports, editorials, poetry, and artwork, preserving Chattanooga’s African American voices. The newsletters include powerful language and imagery that preserves African American voices of the early Post-Civil Rights era.

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In Time for the Inauguration “Presidents Photographed” Exhibit on Display in Roth and Special Collections

In anticipation of the 2017 Presidential Inauguration, view the new display from Special Collections, Presidents Photographed: The Incredible Collection of John Rous, visible in the Andrew C. Roth Grand Reading Room (LIB 402) and the George Connor Special Collections Reading Room (LIB 439). The John Rous Photographs collection, housed in the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Special Collections, contains dozens of photographs of United States presidents ranging from Franklin Delano

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World War I on Display in Special Collections and Roth Reading Room

View World War I resources available from Special Collection on display in the George Connor Special Collections Reading Room (LIB 439) and the Andrew C. Roth Grand Reading Room (LIB 402) through December 2016. In honor of the centennial of the Great War, enjoy a display of materials from the Anne Bachman Hyde correspondence and research notes, Cyrus Griffin Martin diaries and military records, Frank Prescott papers and records,  World War I

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