Over the course of three years, the Volunteer Voices project gathered documents and images for a digital collection available to teachers, scholars and individuals interested in Tennessee’s history and culture. Over 100 of Tennessee’s libraries, archives, museums and historical homes contributed more than 10,000 items to the digital collection, available at volunteervoices.org.
To learn more about the project, read the latest article by Volunteer Voices participants Tiffani Conner, Ken Middleton, Melanie Feltner-Reichert and Andy Carter in Collaborative Librarianship (vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 122-132). The article can be found online at collaborativelibrarianship.org.
Volunteer Voices was funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
During study days and final exams, all of Hodges Library will be open 24 hours. The entire building will be open continuously from noon, Sunday, November 29, until midnight, Thursday, December 10.
Dorothy Allison, 1992 National Book Award finalist for her semi-autobiographical novel, Bastard Out of Carolina, will present a reading Thursday, November 12, 7:00 p.m., at UT’s Frank H. McClung Museum auditorium. The reading, hosted by UT’s Creative Writing Program as part of the Fellowship of Southern Writers Benefit Reading Series, is free and open to the public.
Bastard Out of Carolina, Allison’s first novel, won the Ferro Grumley prize and an ALA Award for Lesbian and Gay Writing. The novel became a best seller and an award-winning movie. Her second novel, Cavedweller, also became a national bestseller, New York Times Notable Book of the Year and an ALA prize winner. A third novel, She Who, is forthcoming.