Trailblazers: Exhibit of Photographs of the Early Years of the Great Smoky Mountain Park

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The sixth floor of Hodges Library on the University of Tennessee campus is the new home for an exhibit of historical photographs–Trailblazers: Jim Thompson and Albert “Dutch” Roth Photographs of the Early Years of the Great Smoky Mountain Park.

Jim Thompson and Albert “Dutch” Roth were two men whose participation in the development of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park coincided with their love of photography. This outstanding photographic collection documents the early land conservation movement, with images of such luminaries as David Chapman, who had a Smokies mountain named for him, and Harvey Broome, founding member of the Wilderness Society. The images include many subjects from the 1920s to the 1950s, including: logging, road building, the creation of the Appalachian Trail, the founding of the Smoky Mountain Hiking Club, and of course the majesty and beauty of the Smokies.

Curated by Bill Britten, head of Library Technology Services, the exhibit is a fortunate by-product of a project by the University of Tennessee Libraries to digitize these historical photographs. The result, which is a collection of stunning images, lovingly restored and presented in a manner that exceeds what Thompson or Roth could have imagined, shows how a modern digital project can come full circle and restore old photographs as both art and historical statement.

Sincere gratitude is extended to the following for permission to use the images: the family of Albert “Dutch” Roth, Ed Thompson and Thompson Photo Products, the McClung Historical Collection of Knox County Public Library, and the Great Smoky Mountains Regional Project, UT Libraries.

Pot Bellied Pig Display

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In support of the UT CVM CE course this weekend (Oct 14-16) on pot bellied pigs, the AG-VET MED Library has a display of fun facts about pigs, a list of resources, and a display of books on the resource list. It was put together by our GTA, Lisa Metzer.

The Commons Adds a Practice Presentation Room

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The Commons, 235 Hodges Library, has designated a group room to be a Practice Presentation Room. UT students, faculty, and staff can use a laptop and SMARTBOARD with an interactive screen to project PowerPoint slides and practice making presentations in a realistic environment.

Reservations may be placed up to two weeks in advance. To make a reservation for using the room, simply fill out the form at A brief training session is required for first-time users.

Students from the START program will provide assistance with the presentation equipment. (START–Student Technology Assistants for Research and Teaching–is an Innovative Technology Center-sponsored program that employs technology-savvy students to assist others in using technology to enhance instruction.)

The Commons, a collaboration between the UT Libraries and the Office of Information Technology (OIT), brings together some of the most frequently used library and technology resources in a single location, open around the clock for much of the week.

The Commons offers more than forty computers with over sixty different software packages, as well as loaner laptops, scanners, and laser printing capabilities. Available services include reference assistance, computer support, statistical consulting, and book retrieval during late-night hours when the libraries’ other floors are closed.

The Musical: A Research and Information Guide

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Everett, William A. The Musical: A Research and Information
    Guide. New York: Routledge, 2004.

Ref. ML128.M78E84 2004

This book provides a selective annotated bibliography for many aspects of musical theater both on stage and on film. The books’ various sections address general history of musical theater, specific shows, and important people. The entries represent a wide variety of sources including books, scholarly articles, popular articles, websites, dissertations, and theses.

Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives.

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Red Wolf, Jodi. Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives.

“The purpose of this site is to grow the largest and most complete database regarding heavy metal bands as possible.” Each entry contains information regarding various bands, their discographies, members, and links to more information. Bands and their songs may be searched by name, genre, lyric themes, albums, songs, label, or lineup. Both keyword and advanced searching are available and bands may also be browsed by title, country or genre. Information such as album reviews or band listings can be submitted by any registered member, but is strictly moderated by the creators of the site.

Exhibit on Knoxville’s Only U.S. Supreme Court Justice

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Edward Terry Sanford, 1865-1930

An exhibit on Knoxville’s only U.S. Supreme Court Justice opens Monday, October 3rd, in the upper lobby of the Special Collections Library. The exhibit — “Edward Terry Sanford, United States Supreme Court Justice and Trustee of the University of Tennessee” — will run through December.

The son of Edward Jackson and Emma Chavannes Sanford of Knoxville, Edward Terry Sanford was the only Justice of the United States Supreme Court to have come from this city. He received the A.B. Ph. B. from the University of Tennessee, 1883; the A.B. from Harvard University, 1885; and the A.M. and L.L.B. from Harvard University, 1889; and was honored with an L.L.D. from the University of Cincinnati in 1908.

A member of the Tennessee bar, he was in practice for eighteen years, in the firm of Lucky, Sanford, and Fowler. He married, in 1891, Lutie Mallory Woodruff, the daughter of a prominent Knoxville merchant. Among his service on various boards and associations, Mr. Sanford served as a trustee of the University of Tennessee, from 1897-1923. In 1907 he was appointed Assistant United States District Attorney, by President Theodore Roosevelt. Eighteen months following that appointment he became Judge of the United States District Court for the middle and eastern districts of Tennessee.

President Warren G. Harding nominated Judge Sanford to be an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court; and, after congressional confirmation, he assumed this appointment on February 19, 1923, and served until his death in March of 1930. Well regarded by history, Justice Sanford is remembered as one of Knoxville