The Chattanooga Area Historical Association and the Local History and Genealogy Department of the Public Library invite all to a talk by Gordon Belt. The program will begin at 6pm on April 18 at the Public Library at 1001 Broad Street in Chattanooga.
A Chattanooga native, Gordon T. Belt has had a lifelong passion for history, and has worked in special collections libraries and archives in Tennessee since 1995. He is currently the Director of Public Services for the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
In this role, Gordon leads the reference and research functions of the Library and Archives. He also writes, edits, and creates content for the Library and Archives blog and social media outlets. Previously, Gordon worked as the Library Manager for the First Amendment Center, a non-partisan think tank based in Nashville, Tennessee and Washington, D.C.
Gordon Belt holds a master’s degree in History from Middle Tennessee State University, and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is past president of the Society of Tennessee Archivists, and holds memberships in the Society of American Archivists, National Council on Public History, and the Tennessee Historical Society.
Since 2008, Gordon Belt has also served as the founding editor and publisher of the award-winning blog, The Posterity Project. His writings explore history, myth, and memory on America’s first frontier, and offer reflections on archives and public history from his home state of Tennessee. He is also the author of John Sevier: Tennessee’s First Hero, published by The History Press in 2014.