On June 28, 1914, the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in Sarajevo, an action that lit the fuse for the beginning of World War I. To mark this historic event, the Lupton Library has an exhibit on display until July 15th. Visitors are welcome to view it during the library’s regular hours. The exhibit was arranged at the suggestion of Dr. Aaron Shaheen, UC Foundation Associate Professor of English.
Steven Cox began to appreciate the value of the journals of Emma Bell Miles shortly after he joined the UTC Library in 2001. One year before, the work of this “gifted writer, poet, naturalist, and artist with a keen perspective on Appalachian life and culture” had been donated to UTC, and researchers began to ask if they could have a look.
Dr. David B. Sachsman, George R. West, Jr. Chair of Excellence in Communication and Public Affairs, and Professor of Communication, and Steven Cox, Team Lead of Special Collections and Archives, were recently interviewed as part of C-SPAN’s 2013 Cities Tour.
Fifty years ago this month, this country experienced one of its darkest days to date: the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on the streets of Dallas, Texas. To mark the 50th anniversary of this tragic event, UTC Special Collections and University Archives will be displaying some items from its collections relating to President Kennedy and the assassination.