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Study Inspiration from Special Collections

Need a break from the throes of final projects and exams? Look no further! Peruse previous editions of the Moccasin yearbook and issues of the University Echo newspaper to learn a little something about UTC history, or just to see how campus has changed over time. Want to find something specific? These collections are also full-text searchable, so enter a keyword or two in the search bar for speedy retrieval of relevant items!

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A Library Christmas Carol

In the spirit of the holidays and drawing inspiration from Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol, we’ve been digging in the University Archives to come up with the ghosts of Lupton Library. Ghost of Library Past Did you know that the library was previously housed in Fletcher Hall? Ghost of Library Present Lupton Library opened it’s doors to students in 1974. The 1974 Moccasin even featured an ode to

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Nightmare on Vine Street

Among the most popular stories told about the history of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga are our vivid ghost stories.  Passed down through the years, some of these stories are sad tales of lives lost too soon, while some are mere speculative superstitions or campus sightings of spirits.  Whatever your belief, these stories are sure to capture your imagination. Hooper Hall According to former UTC administrator Sandy Cole,

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Celebrate Homecoming with the Class of ’63

Homecoming is more than Made in Chattanooga, it’s also the 50 year reunion for the University of Chattanooga Class of 1963. To celebrate, we bring you some images from 1963’s Homecoming festivities. Go Mocs! In the Fall of 1962, Judy Coppinger was crowned Homecoming Queen, but the Moccasin neglects to tell us who her king was. The Greeks celebrated Homecoming by decorating their houses. Special Collections’ choice for the

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