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History Of Tech’s Iconic Cupola Before Replacement Installation

The new cupola on Tennessee Tech’s Derryberry Hall is set to be installed in late September. The new, fully aluminum cupola is set to be an exact replica of the iconic feature on Tech’s campus. University Archivist Megan Atkinson said the new installation will be a relief for upkeep compared to the extensive work records she has seen in the ... Read More »

Overton Searching For Grant Funding To Aid In Archival Work

Overton County is looking to use up to $15,000 in grants and American Rescue Plan funding for county archival work. County Executive Ben Danner said that the money is important funding in preserving the history of Overton County. “So we’ve got records,” Danner said. “We’ve got Andrew Jackson’s signature on things, we’ve got a whole lot of signatures of famous ... Read More »

Cumberland Co. Archives Project On Hold After Bid Fails

Renovations for Cumberland County’s Archives have been put on hold. Mayor Allen Foster said the county commission failed to approve additional funding for the project after the $1.8 million bid came in over budget. “Some commissioners think that we can rebid it in a few months and prices will be down,” Foster said. “Other ones think we have new funding ... Read More »

Putnam Co. To Rework Archive Building Specs Facing Construction Price Hike

Bids for Putnam County’s Archives and Veterans Building construction came in much higher than expected. County Mayor Randy Porter said construction costs have gone up since they originally placed out bids. “When the tornado destroyed the building last year, we started looking at estimates of what it would cost to replace it,” Porter said. “They were tremendously lower than what ... Read More »

Overton Trying To Preserve Historical Books

Overton County will have a new archivist to help preserve the county’s books. The Overton County Commission approved creating a paid position to work two days a week. Executive Ben Danner said the county could not find volunteers, so the pay rate was needed. “Before, we had a person that volunteered and helped to do that,” Danner said. “It is ... Read More »