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Join us to Celebrate Special Collections, Honor Betsey Creekmore on April 27

The Special Collections Reading Room at the John C. Hodges Library has a sleek new look. And the Elaine Altman Evans Exhibit Area in the first-floor galleria is allowing a new audience to discover our special collections.

You are invited to an event celebrating these exciting enhancements to Special Collections on Thursday, April 27. A reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Special Collections Reading Room, 121 Hodges Library. Join us for remarks at 6:00 p.m.

The event is also an opportunity to honor two longtime patrons of Special Collections.

Elaine Altman Evans, for whom our exhibit area is named, was an Egyptologist and curator at UT’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture for 41 years. Evans’ bequest to Special Collections has been used, in part, to create the exhibit area and to purchase unique materials on travels in Egypt.

Betsey Creekmore has served the university in a number of positions, most recently as Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration. She has been a patron of Special Collections in both senses of the word—as an intensive user of our University Archives and as a donor of funding and of family treasures gifted to Special Collections.

Please join us to celebrate our updated Special Collections spaces and to personally thank Betsey Creekmore for her longstanding support of the UT Libraries.

Please RSVP to or 865-974-6903 by April 25.
Parking will be available in Staff Lot 12, 1623 Melrose Avenue (just west of Hodges Library).

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