James Robert Abernathy, or Bob Abernathy, is best known for his service as ambassador for Middle Tennessee State University. He made more than 2,500 speaking appearances in 21 states throughout the course of his career at the university. Abernathy...
Abernathy, James Robert; College teachers; Middle Tennessee State College; Middle Tennessee State University
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
Excerpts of an oral history with Sylvester Brooks, a progressive African-American MTSU student during the 1960s. Brooks shares his memories of MTSU campus life as a minority student during the turbulent 1960s and his advocacy of civil rights
African Americans; African American college students; Segregation; Race relations; Civil Rights; Student government; Forrest, Nathan Bedford, 1821-1877;
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
Dr. Wilmoth D. Bowdoin at Middle Tennessee State College. Bowdoin was an education professor from 1948 to 1972 and the first Dean of the School of Education. His wife, Ruth Bowdoin, was the director of curriculum for the Murfreesboro City Schools,...
Bowdoin, Wilmoth D.; Teacher educators; College teachers; Middle Tennessee State College; Middle Tennessee State University
Excerpts of an oral history with Dean Hayes, track coach for Middle Tennessee State University. Hayes shares memories of coaching experiences, race relations, women's issues, and general athletics at the university.
Coaches (Athletics); Coaching (Athletics); Track and field; Race relations; Racism; College integration; School mascots; Athletic fields; People with visual disabilities; People with disabilities; Women; Women college students; Middle Tennessee...