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Join us at Wright Brothers Day!

Visit our archivists at Wright Brothers Day to learn more about the Orville and Wilbur Wright’s spirit of innovation and the history of flight—and test your knowledge of Wright Brothers trivia!

The University Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives is home to one of the most complete collections of Wright material in the world. It includes the Wrights’ own technical library, personal library, and family papers, including letters, diaries, financial records, genealogical files, and other documents detailing the lives and work of Wilbur and Orville Wright and the Wright Family.

Wright Brothers Day
October 5, 2023
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Student Union Atrium

Wright Brothers Day display table with images related to the Wright Brothers and the history of flight
Special Collections and Archives display at Wright Brothers Day

Meet our new Student Success Librarian

Photo of Heather Back
Heather Back

The University Libraries are pleased to introduce Heather Back to our staff. As the Student Success Librarian, Heather coordinates First-Year instruction, English Composition instruction, leads the collaboration with the University Writing Center, and serves as the liaison to the Education programs in the College of Education and Human Services.

A native Tennessean, Heather holds a Bachelors Degree in English Literature with a minor in Information Studies and a Master’s in Information Sciences, both from University of Tennessee Knoxville. We are very excited to have Heather as part of the Instruction & Research Services department!