U. of Tennessee Libraries Digitizes Diary from First Denali Ascent
From the University of Tennessee:
On June 7, 1913, four climbers—including Robert Tatum, a young Episcopal missionary from Knoxville—were the first to reach the summit of Mount McKinley, also known as Denali, the highest peak in North America.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the first ascent of Mount McKinley. To commemorate the centennial, the UT Libraries is displaying items from its Robert G. Tatum Papers collection. The display will be open throughout the summer in John C. Hodges Library’s Special Collections Reading Room 121.
The library Special Collections staff also has scanned and created a digitized collection of Tatum’s Denali diary and five other small diaries that chronicle his experiences as a priest, as well as a photo album. The Robert G. Tatum Digital Collection may be viewed on the UT Libraries’ website.
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