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Reflect on Chattanooga’s March For Our Lives Demonstrations One Year Later

On March 24, 2018, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida organized demonstrations in Washington, D.C. and more than 800 cities in the United States, including Chattanooga, Tennessee. Local efforts to join the March For Our Lives movement were led by Chattanooga Students Leading Change, Chattanooga Moms for Social Justice, the Chattanooga chapter of Moms Demand Action, and a group of local clergy,  gathered at 10 A. M.

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Celebrate Women’s History Month with Prehistoric Finds from Special Collections

This blog post was authored by Shyla Banar and Samantha McCormack, interns in the Library’s Special Collections unit from the UTC Department of Anthropology in Fall 2018 and Spring 2019. March is Women’s History Month! To celebrate, we’ll explore the diverse roles of women in Mesoamerica and South America by sifting through material culture from Special Collections. These unique archaeological finds show us how women may have been depicted

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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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Remembering the Great Smoky Mountains Wildfires

Two years ago, wildfires tore through the Great Smoky Mountains and the nearby towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge in Tennessee. The wildfires resulted in at least fourteen casualties and 135 injuries, burned more than 10,000 acres in Great Smoky Mountains National Park and 6,000 acres in other areas, forced the evacuation of at least 14,000 residents and tourists, and damaged or destroyed more than 2,000 buildings, making it one of

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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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