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.
In honor of William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, the UTC Special Collections and University Archives will be displaying some of its items related to the playwright.
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…
What do Diana Ross, Metallica, and the Osmonds have in common? They’ve all played at McKenzie Arena. Some of music’s biggest names toured at the arena since it opened in 1982, and their posters are now on display at Special Collections at the Lupton Library.
The Lupton Library isn’t just filled with books. The Special Collections also houses paintings, sculptures, and artifacts, some which are on display in its newest exhibit, “Distant Sands and Faraway Lands: Art, Books and Artifacts from Around the World.” Pottery from Ecuador, art from Japan and China, books from England, Italy, and the Netherlands, and…
As this year’s election race heats up, voters see politicians plugging in everywhere, including social media sites. This has some wondering what the political scene was like before the explosion of campaign ads and political Twitter updates.
In anticipation of this summer’s Olympic Games, the Special Collections of the UTC Lupton Library is exhibiting books, photographs, and mementos from the Berlin Olympics of 1936.
The history of all times, and of today especially, teaches that…women will be forgotten if they forget to think about themselves. —Louise Otto, German feminist, 1849 A new Lupton Library Special Collections spring exhibit Women and the Cultural Record: An Exploration and Celebration is on display until May 5.