To highlight the unique materials available in its Special Collections and Betsey B. Creekmore Archives, the UT Libraries will periodically commission a work of art or music inspired by an item or collection in the archives.
Special Collections News
Beginning with a gift from the legendary director Clarence Brown in 1973, the UT Libraries began assembling a collection of screenplays, scripts, movie posters and other items documenting East Tennesseans who have made their careers in film.
This collection consists of sixty-three photographs of African Americans living in Knoxville taken between approximately 1900 and 1910.
An exhibit of rare books at Hodges Library contains examples of marginalia from over the centuries. The display bears witness to the reader’s abiding urge to respond to the author’s words or otherwise personalize a text.
David Atkins, head of branch libraries and collection logistics, and Alesha Shumar, university archivist, are the UT Libraries faculty trailblazers as part of Faculty Appreciation Week.
UT Libraries’ Special Collections will close for several months and reopen in a new location within the John C. Hodges Library. Services and collections will be unavailable from May 6 through August 2. During the move, manuscript collections, rare books, and the university’s archives all will be inaccessible.