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Sally Crain-Jager: A Legacy of Art, Education, and Community Engagement

by Lucinda Morabito Sally Crain-Jager was an influential educator and arts advocate in the Upper Cumberland. Sally Lucile Bonham was born on October 7, 1938, to Mabel Lucile Rodgers and George Raymond Bonham in Enid, Garfield County, Oklahoma. In high … Continue reading

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Exploring Yuletide Treasures: A Glimpse into the Upper Cumberland’s Historic Christmas Celebrations

by Megan Atkinson If celebrated, regions and cultures vary greatly when they celebrate Christmas, and these traditions also differ throughout history. The Upper Cumberland celebrated Christmas differently than some in Tennessee’s and the United States’ more prosperous and populous areas, … Continue reading

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Crafting Tradition: The First Lady’s and Tennessee Tech’s University Flag

by Tammy George Gloria Bell was a first lady at Tennessee Tech with her husband, President Robert Bell from 2000 to 2012.  Gloria Bell was the designer of the Tech Flag. As first lady, Gloria Bell desired to leave a … Continue reading

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One Small Step for… Mice: The Epic Journey of a Near-Space Traveler Named Cosmouse

Cosmouse (1970-1971) was a black-furred mouse who traveled 1,000 feet in the atmosphere at approximately 21.3 G-force in a student-designed mini-rocket on May 18, 1970, in a project led by Dr. Elmo Dooley, a professor of biology.[1] The experiment was … Continue reading

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Bartoo Hall: From Dormitory to Learning Center

by Jennifer Dewar From 1989 until 2023, Bartoo Hall contained the offices and classrooms of the Learning Resource Center, the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Support Services, and computer labs. Called simply West Hall initially, Bartoo Hall was built … Continue reading

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Elsie Jobe: Shaping Strong Women at Tech

By Cailyn Douglas Elsie Etta Jobe was the Director of Physical Education for women, the Dean of Women, and the women’s basketball coach at Tennessee Tech (1928-1969). She dedicated much of her life to women’s sports and wellness and was … Continue reading

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Meet the new Archives Assistant!

The Archives is expanding and with it comes a new Archives Assistant to help us increase our digital resources and online accessibility! Welcome the new Archives Assistant, Tammy George! Tammy began her new role as an Archives Assistant in July … Continue reading

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Using Voyant to Assist in Creating Subject Headings for Metadata Use in Archives

by Olivia Howell In archival work, creating descriptions and subjects for digitized archives is a time-consuming task. With the rise of new types of software and applications, using a machine to process written language has become more accessible and there … Continue reading

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President Thomas Alva Early

by Dean Duncan-Morin Thomas Alva Early was the first of seven recorded children of George Peter Early and Mattie J. Nolen Early, born in Water Valley, Yalobusha County, Mississippi on August 28, 1881. He attended public school in Mississippi and … Continue reading

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Renovating and Reinventing Research in the Archives’ Facility

The last time Tech Archives discussed a construction project, we were seeking funding for a storage facility. Though not very glamorous, it was essential in terms of preservation, growing, and protecting our collection and future collections. The Archives has expanded … Continue reading

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