Created to commemorate the University's centennial in 2011, this digital collection contains photographs, memorabilia and other materials that document the critical role played by MTSU within the broader community during its first century.
Please note that two separate collections also document MTSU History:
The Midlanders …
Sidelines is the editorially independent newspaper of the students of Middle Tennessee State University. Digital images have been created from microfilm reels covering the years from 1938, when our campus was known as Middle Tennessee State Teachers College, to 2011. Each issue is provided as a fully searchable PDF file.
Digitization of …
Midlander was the student yearbook of the University from 1926 to 2004. This collection offers a complete digital copy of almost every issue. Each volume is fully searchable.
Note: Because these are large files volumes may be slow to load.
This collection includes photographs of agricultural activities in Cannon County, TN that were taken by W.L. Clement, District Conservationist for the U.S. Soil Conservation Service, and his assistants between the mid-1940s and mid-1970s. They document the daily work of the farm families in Cannon County and the agricultural techniques …
This collection documents the family of James McGill Buchanan (1919- ), MTSU alumnus and 1986 winner of the Nobel Prize for Economics. His family has deep roots in Rutherford County and Middle Tennessee. His grandfather was John Price Buchanan, Governor of Tennessee from 1891 through 1893. Mr. Buchanan earned his B.S. at Middle …
These digital collections document diverse elements of the history of Middle Tennessee State University, Rutherford County and the mid-state. They have been developed by the James E. Walker Library in collaboration with a variety of partners.
On-campus partners include the Albert Gore Research Center, the Center for Cedar Glade Studies , the Center for Historic Preservation, and the Public History program of the Department of History.
Off-campus partners include the Arts Center of Cannon County, Rutherford County Historical Society, Rutherford County Archives, Vanderbilt University and others, including private donors of key materials.