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Anna Catherine Wiley Sketches
Anna Catherine Wiley, an impressionist painter and educator, was a key figure in the early 20th century art community of Knoxville and the larger East Tennessee region. Born in Coal Creek, Tennessee in 1879, Wiley moved with her family at the age of three to Knoxville. Wiley attended the University of Tennessee in the 1890s before moving to New York in 1903 to study with the Arts Student League. In New York, Wiley was exposed to a wide range of artists and art movements, including Impressionists such as William Merritt Chase who influenced her work. In 1905, Wiley returned to the University of Tennessee to teach art and quickly became a leader in the area’s art community. Her work earned numerous awards and was exhibited in major galleries across the country. This digital collection comprises over 150 of Wiley’s early works, illustrating her development as an artist. The pieces include figure drawings, pencil sketches, and bookplate designs as well as her ink illustrations for the University of Tennessee’s yearbook, The Volunteer.
Dedication of the James Agee Memorial Library - Photo Album
Pulitzer-prize winning Knoxville author, James Agee (1909-1955) attended St. Andrews boarding school for boys near Sewanee, TN from 1919 to 1924. In October 1972, a weeklong conference was held at St. Andrews for scholars, family, and friends of Agee concluding with the dedication of the Agee Memorial Library. The digitization of these photographs was made possible courtesy of St. Andrews-Sewanee School.
Alumnus
The Tennessee Alumnus, established in 1917, is published three times a year for the University of Tennessee Alumni Association and distributed to recent graduates and donors. Circulation reaches more than 70,000 alumni and contributors.
Archivision
The University of Tennessee Libraries licenses these images from Archivision, Inc. People affiliated with the University of Tennessee can log in to view the images using their NetID and Password. Use of the images is governed by our license. People affiliated with the University of Tennessee may use the images for educational, research, and personal use on a not-for-profit basis. For example, they may use the images in their lectures and presentations, in assignments, papers, and theses, and within password-protected course websites. They may not massively copy the images. If you have questions about this collection, please contact Chris Eaker at ceaker@utk.edu.
From Pi Beta Phi to Arrowmont
In 1912, the Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women founded the Pi Beta Phi Settlement School in Gatlinburg, Tennessee as a service project to commemorate its 50th anniversary. Thanks to a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the University of Tennessee Libraries, along with the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and the Pi Beta Phi Elementary School, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, have collaborated to create a fully-searchable digital collection of archival materials that document the history of the Settlement School and its contemporary legacy, Arrowmont. The digital collection features photographs of the Settlement School, early Arrowmont, and the surrounding community; an historical essay collection that relates the "Pi Beta Phi to Arrowmont" story; letters, diaries, and scrapbooks written and compiled by Settlement School teachers; images of contemporary art pieces housed at Arrowmont, including a 360-degree interactive gallery; and an integrated curriculum package for K-8 students developed at the current Pi Beta Phi Elementary School in Gatlinburg.
Air Scoop
The Air Scoop weekly newsletter informed and entertained members of the 63rd College Training Detachment based at the University of Tennessee during World War II. The detachment’s goal was to run a publication for and by aviation students in the detachment in order to unify the organization and to share news related to military training and social events occurring on and around the Knoxville campus.
Dr. William M. Bass III collection:
The Dr. William M. Bass III Collection documents his career as one of the foremost experts in the field of forensic anthropology. The collection includes Bass’s class notes and lectures, personal and professional correspondence, field study research notes, publications, and teaching and departmental material. Research materials include original field study notebooks from expeditions in the Central and Northern Plains, describing excavated artifacts and skeletal remains that were identified, cataloged, and housed in the teaching collection within the Forensic Anthropology Center.
Blount County Historical and Architectural Inventory
Blount County Historical and Architectural Inventory provides full images and descriptions of buildings in Blount County, Tennessee. Descriptions include structure name, street address, ownership, current use, architectural significance, historical significance, and the repository location of each. This project is jointly sponsored by the Tennessee Historical Commission and the Blount County Historic Trust.
Charlie Daniel Editorial Cartoon Collection
In 2011, well-known Knoxville editorial cartoonist, Charlie Daniel, donated his entire life's work of hand-drawn, original cartoons to the UT Libraries. Special Collections selected more than 1,500 cartoons from that body of work to create the Charlie Daniel Editorial Cartoon Collection. These editorial cartoons express opinions on public and social issues of the moment and touch upon a wide range of topics.

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