Beauford Delaney Papers Now Available to Researchers

The Beauford Delaney Papers, held at the University of Tennessee Libraries, is now available to researchers, students, and instructors. The Beauford Delaney Papers consists of family, personal, and professional correspondence, photographs, sketchbooks and notebooks, artwork, exhibition material, and biographical records created or collected by the Knoxville-born, African-American artist Beauford Delaney (1901­–1979). He is widely regarded … Continued

“My Graduation Journal” — View this hundred-year-old scrapbook

During her senior year at Lane College in 1923, Lessie Belle Spann created a 45-page scrapbook. UT Libraries digitized this hundred-year-old journal from its manuscript collections, and the Lane College Scrapbook is now viewable online as a digital collection. Lane College, established in 1882, was among the earliest Black-founded and run colleges in the United … Continued

UT Libraries Now Holds Archive of Cartoonist Paige Braddock

The University of Tennessee Libraries has acquired the papers of critically acclaimed cartoonist and distinguished UT alum (Knoxville ’85) Paige Braddock. The majority of the artwork now in the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives pertains to Braddock’s award-nominated comic strip, Jane’s World. The comic strip, which featured a young gay woman living … Continued

Paige Braddock cartoons

Exhibit in Hodges Library—“Lighting the Way: 225 Years of Volunteers”

Lighting the Way: 225 Years of Volunteers, an exhibit in the John C. Hodges Library, brings to life the university’s history and traditions through artifacts preserved in UT’s University Archives. The exhibit is part of the campus-wide celebration of the university’s 225th anniversary. The exhibit, located in the first-floor galleria, will last through the fall … Continued

New “Vlog” on Preserving Books and Other Treasures

In her new vlog, Get to the Point in Library Preservation, preservation technician Amanda Richards demonstrates the tools and techniques she uses to make sure the UT Libraries collections will stand the test of time. Amanda offers step-by-step tutorials on techniques — such as sew-ins, book binding, and constructing boxes to house fragile materials — … Continued

Preservation Week: Learn how the library preserves its treasures

April 22-26 is Preservation Week at the libraries. Stop by 209 Hodges Library, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. each day, to learn how the library preserves its treasures. Monday: Bind your own notebook Tuesday: Learn to preserve your personal treasures Wednesday: Demonstrations by Bob Roberts of Gilded Leaf Bookbinding and Restoration Thursday: Watch the UT … Continued