Henry Luce Foundation Grant to Fund Programs Highlighting Beauford Delaney Papers

The University of Tennessee Libraries has received a $250,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation* to complete processing and promote the recently acquired Beauford Delaney Papers, the personal archive of the renowned modernist painter. The grant will fund a two-year graduate research fellowship, an opening exhibition and celebration, and community exhibitions planned in collaboration with … Continued

Writing Blitz, March 29

Writing papers got you down? Not sure how or where to start your research? Join us for a paper writing marathon Wednesday, March 29, in 212 Hodges Library, 4 p.m. to midnight. Research and writing help will be available until 10 p.m., in person or via Zoom at http://tiny.utk.edu/WBSpring23. Librarians will be on hand to … Continued

Do you know where your next meal is coming from?

For some of our students on campus, this is a very real concern. Luckily for us at UT, there are many resources available to address this growing need. The UT Libraries Diversity Committee recently held a panel discussion to explore resources available to students who are experiencing financial hardship. Blake Weiss, program director for basic … Continued

A Conversation with Appalachian Filmmakers

“When I was nine years old, I saw this 48 Hours news program which made sweeping generalizations about people from my region. Like we were all to be pitied.…That show made me feel shame for being from eastern Kentucky.… That TV news program had a lasting impact on me. It was the first time I … Continued

Early Printed Bibles on View during Shakespeare Symposium

The Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, UT’s internationally acclaimed center for the study of the history and culture of the premodern world, will hold its annual symposium on the UT campus March 24–25. The 19th Annual Marco Symposium, titled “The Canon of Shakespeare at 400,” will explore 400 years of Shakespeare since the … Continued

Accessible to All — Resources to Learn More About Disabilities

In Tennessee, 1.6 million individuals with disabilities experience barriers to accessing the same education, housing, transportation, and health care as their peers. The Tennessee General Assembly has proclaimed March 11 to be #DisabilityAdvocacyDayTN, to honor the importance of advocacy in the lives of Tennesseans with disabilities and to improve access to equal opportunities across the … Continued

Financial Hardship and Food Insecurity on Campus: Panel Discussion, March 9

Given the rising cost of obtaining a college degree, it’s no wonder that many college students experience financial hardship — and even food insecurity. The stress of financial pressures inevitably has a detrimental effect on students’ academic performance. To learn about support services available at UT, attend our Lunch and Learn panel discussion on financial … Continued

Share Your UT Libraries Love Story!

By Stacy Palado Did you meet your Valentine at UT Libraries or have another library love story to share? We want to know. Send your UT Libraries love story to spalado@utk.edu.

Maggie Longmire to Perform at Boundless: Artists in the Archives

Americana singer/songwriter Maggie Longmire will perform at the John C. Hodges Library on Thursday, March 23, 2023. Her appearance — part of the UT Libraries’ program Boundless: Artists in the Archives — will feature the first public performance of original songs inspired by materials held in UT Libraries’ Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University … Continued

Douglass Day — Join us for a Lecture and Transcribe-a-thon

Douglass Day, celebrated on February 14th, honors America’s great abolitionist, educator, and statesman Frederick Douglass (c. 1817–1895) and encourages us to delve deeper into our country’s complex history of slavery and racism. The University of Tennessee participates in a nationwide Douglass Day initiative that each year focuses on an important figure in Black history. This … Continued