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Intern Perspectives: Kayle Freeman

This blog post was authored by Kayle Freeman, an intern in the Library’s Special Collections unit from the UTC Department of History in Spring 2018. Being presented with the opportunity to intern with Special Collections at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has provided me with valuable knowledge and hands on experience. Having the chance to experience, first hand, the job duties of an archivist has helped me put

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Summer Fun with Special Collections

Summer is tantalizingly close! 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

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Intern Perspectives: Caroline Floyd

This blog post was authored by Caroline Floyd, an intern in the Library’s Special Collections unit from the UTC Department of History in Spring 2018. Working for Special Collections at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has provided me with the opportunity to work in a professional and academic environment. This was important to me, as it gave me the chance to have a feel for the professional world,

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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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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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