Clips of an oral history with Leone Murphy, a student at Middle Tennessee State Teachers College during the 1930s. Murphy shares her memories of campus life, particularly in relation to student pranks and dormitory rules
Practical jokes; College students; College campuses; Dormitories; Women; Women college students; Middle Tennessee State Teachers College
Excerpt of an oral history with Oakley Jennings, a veteran who attended Middle Tennessee State College on the GI Bill after World War II and chemistry/physics professor at the university. Jennings shares his memories of campus life as a...
College students; Male college students; Veterans--Education; World War, 1939-1945; Middle Tennessee State Teachers College; Middle Tennessee State College
Excerpts of an oral history with Olivia Woods, the first African-American student at Middle Tennessee State University. Woods shares her memories of attending college at MTSU as both an undergraduate and a graduate student during the 1960s and 1970s
African Americans; African American college students; African American graduate students; Race relations; Women college students; Dress codes; Middle Tennessee State University
Female students qualified for membership in the Women's Athletic Association (WAA) by earning 2,000 points in intramural competition. The club sought to develop interest in sports, good sportsmanship, and team cooperation
Athletic clubs; Intramural sports; Women college students; Middle Tennessee State Teachers College
Panoramic photograph of students, staff, and/or faculty in 1930. Buildings in the background from left to right: Murfree Library (current site of Peck Hall), Rutledge Hall, Kirksey Old Main, and Jones Hall
College students; College administrators; College teachers; Middle Tennessee State Teachers College;
A panoramic of the Middle Tennessee State Normal students and faculty in 1924. Buildings from left to right: Rutledge Hall, Tom Jackson Building (barely visible), Kirksey Old Main (center), and Jones Hall. Written on front: "Middle Tennessee State...
College students; College teachers; Middle Tennessee State Normal School
Mary Hall discusses her time as a student at the Normal School. Hall recounts a few of her experiences, including the construction of Old Main and a few other buildings. Hall had to live across the street because the dormitories were full. Chapel...
Hall, Mary Ella, 1895-1991; Middle Tennessee State Normal School; College buildings; College students; College teachers;
Oral history excerpts of Phyllis Hickerson Washington, who participated in MTSU's Upward Bound Program as a high school student. Washington shares her memories of the Upward Bound Program, campus life and race relations as an MTSU student, and her...
High school students; College preparation programs; African American college students; Race relations; Middle Tennessee State University
In Fall 1946, over a thousand people returned to the college, including Mary Hall and former GIs under the GI Bill. Hall discusses the difference in the students who returned from the Army: they were settled and better students.
Hall, Mary Ella, 1895-1991; Veterans--Education; College students; Middle Tennessee State College