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College of Engineering Time Capsule

 Collection
Identifier: AR-0459

This collection houses copies of the audio-visual materials contained in the time capsule that the College of Engineering buried in 1994, including a 50 minute videotape of Engineers' Day (1994), a DVD conversation, two text additions with illustrations, an explanation of the time capsule and its purpose, and the relocation proposal. This material was placed in the Archives to ensure its continued existence on current media for future availability.

Dates

  • 1994

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses copies of the audio-visual materials contained in the time capsule that the College of Engineering buried in 1994, including a 50 minute videotape of Engineers' Day (1994), a DVD conversation, two text additions with illustrations, an explanation of the time capsule and its purpose, and the relocation proposal. This material was placed in the Archives to ensure its continued existence on current media for future availability.

Biographical/Historical Note

The College of Engineering created this time capsule to preserve distinctive artifacts showing student life in 1994. Most of the materials were collected by students from the Electrical Engineering department and Dr. Edward Clark. The time capsule was sealed on the 200th anniversary of the University's founding in 1994 and is scheduled to be opened on the University's 250th anniversary in 2044. The time capsule was housed in Perkins Hall until 1996, when it was moved to the new Science and Engineering Building.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Dr. Edward Clark donated this collection to the University of Tennessee Archives.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480