Exhibits

Explore exhibits featuring unique resources housed in Special Collections.

 

On Display Now


Thirteen Decades of Back to School Traditions and Campus Growth

Homecoming program, 1975. Courtesy of University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Special Collections.

Visit Special Collections to learn about the time-honored traditions that have shaped our campus over the past 130 years, including Convocation, Founder's Day, Homecoming, and Rat Week.

Location: George Connor Special Collections Reading Room, LIB 439

Dates: August 19, 2019 – December 16, 2019

 

Barry Moser: Wood Engravings

Illustrated Art Editions and Portfolios from Special Collections

Engraving by Barry Moser from Lewis Carroll's Alice's adventures in Wonderland. Courtesy of University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Special Collections.

UTC alumnus Barry Moser is highly regarded as an important contemporary artist and illustrator, known especially for his paintings and wood engravings. The books featured in this exhibit include examples from Moser's Pennyroyal Press and other publishers of limited fine art editions. Each elevates a written masterpiece by pairing it with original illustrations by Barry Moser within a luxurious and well-crafted volume.

Location: Andrew Roth Grand Reading Room, LIB 402

Dates: August 19, 2019 – December 16, 2019

Online Exhibitions


A "Fiendish Crime" by an "Inhuman Monster": Local Media's Role in the Criminalization of Ed Johnson

On March 19, 1906, Ed Johnson was lynched by a mob for an alleged rape crime on the Walnut Street Bridge in Chattanooga, Tennessee. This exhibit explores the role of the local media in criminalizing Ed Johnson and inciting the violence that led to his murder.

Voice of a Naturalist: Life Lessons from the Writings of Robert Sparks Walker

This exhibit is but a small view into the multi-faceted life of Robert Sparks Walker, presenting personal correspondence, photographs, as well as original poetry and manuscripts that exemplify the effect of his naturalist beliefs on his writing and the Chattanooga community.

Chamberlain Field: A Beautiful Concrete Stadium

Learn about Chamberlain Field, home field to the Mocs football team for nearly 90 years from 1908 to 1997.

The Life and Works of Emma Bell Miles

This exhibit features photographs of the Miles family as well a sample of Signal Mountain artist and naturalist Emma Bell Miles' watercolors, drawings, and short stories.

Physical Exhibitions


Review our past displays.

"We Demand an End to Racism!": The Civil Rights Movement in Chattanooga

Location: George Connor Special Collections Reading Room, LIB 439

Dates: February 1, 2019 – August 10, 2019

"A New Institution with a Running Start": Celebrating 50 Years of UTC

Location: Andrew Roth Grand Reading Room, LIB 402

Dates: January 7, 2019 – August 10, 2019

From Suffrage to Congress: Chattanooga Women at the Polls and in the House

Location: George Connor Special Collections Reading Room, LIB 439

Dates: August 1, 2018 – February 1, 2019

Training for The Great War: Chattanooga’s Role

Locations: Andrew Roth Grand Reading Room, LIB 402

Dates: August 1, 2018 – January 7, 2018

Chattanooga's Sweet History

Locations: Andrew Roth Grand Reading Room, LIB 402, and George Connor Special Collections Reading Room, LIB 439

Dates: January 1, 2018 – August 1, 2018