Exhibits

Explore exhibits featuring unique resources housed in Special Collections.

 

On Display Now


Ancient Latin American Objects in the Archive: Selections from the George and Louise Patten Collection of Salem Hyde Cultural Artifacts

Intended to be displayed in the Andrew Roth Grand Room beginning in April 2020, this exhibition's physical installation has been indefinitely delayed due to the closure of the Library in response to the novel Coronavirus pandemic in the United States. To learn more about the extraordinary collection of pre-Columbian material culture housed in Special Collections, we invite you explore the the exhibition catalog authored by students enrolled in Professor Caroline “Olivia” M. Wolf’s Latin American Visual Culture from Ancient to Modern class in Spring 2020.

Pre-Columbian Panamanian tripod vessel

The Campus Library: Supporting Research and Scholarship Since 1886

Since 1886, there has been a library serving the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga campus and metropolitan area. As the campus has grown and changed over the years, so too has the library, responding to the needs of the university. Although many of the library resources available to current students, faculty, staff, and community members look different than those of years past, this exhibition celebrates the library’s commitment to supporting information discovery and providing infrastructure for learning that have been a part of its mission from day one.

Location: Andrew Roth Grand Reading Room, LIB 402

Dates: January 6, 2020 - present

View the exhibition narrative online in UTC Scholar, the university's institutional repository.

In 1984, the Library installed Hewlett-Packard minicomputers which gave researchers the ability to search holdings using an Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC), becoming one of the first libraries in Tennessee to move away from the card catalog.

 

 

 

Online Exhibitions


Chattanooga Foodways

Explore food production in Chattanooga and the Tennessee Valley by reading about and listening to interviews with local farmers and restauranteurs.

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.

Thirteen Decades of Back to School Traditions and Campus Growth

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

Location: Andrew Roth Grand Reading Room, LIB 402

Dates: August 19, 2019 – December 16, 2019

"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