Category Archives: Tech History

Vendors and Digitization

On Tuesday, May 11, I dropped off some sound and video recording to a professional digitization service in Atlanta, GA. I dropped off these materials so that I could ensure they securely made it to the facility. The materials we … Continue reading

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New Exhibit Explores the History of Black Students and Employees at Tennessee Tech

By Hannah O’Daniel McCallon The Tennessee Tech University Archives’ newest digital exhibit is now live! “Imagine Going Half a Day and Not Seeing Anybody That Looks Like You”: A History of Black Students & Employees at Tennessee Tech provides a … Continue reading

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Archive Update! Quarantine Projects in the Works.

by Megan M. Atkinson At the end of March, employees, students, and volunteers at Tennessee Tech University Archives and Special Collections began working from home, with the exception of myself. I am working both on campus and off campus, managing … Continue reading

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Tennessee Tech’s Derryberry Hall

by Jacob Johnson (updated 2021-06 by Megan Atkinson) Derryberry Hall, simply called the Administration Building up until 1962, is the oldest building on campus… more or less.             When Jere Whitson donated land for the formation of the private school, … Continue reading

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Watergate the Cockroach: The Story and Celebration of Tech’s Unlikely Champion

by Mikayla G. Wood, student On October 18, 1986, a Tennessee Tech champion was crowned at Palm Beach Atlantic College (PBAU). The athlete had given his all, darting past all of his opponents and running towards the finish line. The … Continue reading

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