Saunders Fine Arts Building was built in 1959 (Wheeler, architect; Melson, contractor). Named in honor of E. Mai Saunders who began teaching music at Middle Tennessee State Normal School in 1911 and retired from the institution in 1955.
Arts facilities; College buildings; Middle Tennessee State College; Middle Tennessee State University
The 1965 relay team. Track began at the university in 1955, and it was the first sport integrated on campus. Robert Mallard, the African American student shown here, was the first African American athlete at MTSU
Relay racing; Track and field; African American athletes; College integration; College sports; Middle Tennessee State University
E. Mai Saunders began teaching music at Middle Tennessee State Normal School in 1911 and retired in 1955. She served on two faculty committees, public programs and schedules, from 1946 to 1956. She was Assistant Professor of Music and later...
Saunders, E. Mai; Music teachers; Music--Instruction and study; Middle Tennessee State College