Newly-acquired Joseph Delaney Sketch on Display

A sketch by Knoxville-born artist Joseph Delaney is currently on display in the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives. Joseph Delaney (1904-1991) — along with his better-known brother Beauford (1901-1978) — discovered art as an expressive outlet early in childhood. After traveling and working uninspiring jobs for many years, Joseph Delaney moved to … Continued

Exhibit: “Unveiled: Four Centuries of Apocalyptic Visions”

Apocalypse 2020 has arrived. The University of Tennessee has organized a semester of courses, lectures, and exhibitions around the theme of the Apocalypse. As part of Apocalypse 2020, the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives presents Unveiled: Four Centuries of Apocalyptic Visions, an exhibit of facsimile reproductions of medieval interpretations of the Book … Continued

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

Exhibit: Rare Editions of “Frankenstein”

In honor of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the UT Humanities Center is collaborating with the Keats-Shelley Association of America to celebrate Frankenreads, an NEH-funded series of events and initiatives. Events include: Frankenstein in Print: Rare Editions of Frankenstein. An exhibition of rare editions of Frankenstein and medical texts from the nineteenth century, … Continued

Exhibit Features Travel and Voyages

Through journals, drawings, photographs, postcards, and mementos, travelers have always sought to document their journeys, remember their experiences, and share their stories. Travel and Voyages: From Africa to Appalachia, an exhibition in the Elaine Altman Evans Exhibit Area, features some of these treasured keepsakes from the University of Tennessee Libraries’ manuscript and rare book collections. … Continued

Petals on Paper: Selections from Special Collections and the UT Herbarium

A small exhibition in Hodges Library features books on gardens and plant identification, as well as historical examples of botanical illustration from the UT Libraries’ special collections. Chris Caldwell, rare books and humanities librarian, says, “This is not meant to be a comprehensive overview of ‘plants in print,’ nor is it focused on one region … Continued