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;
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
Mattie Lou Carroll in the Fall of 1920 at Middle Tennessee State Normal School. The Administration Building, now known as Kirksey Old Main, is in the background. Written beneath the photo: "Mattie Lou - Normal"; written on the back of the photo:...
Carroll, Mattie Lou; Women college students; Middle Tennessee State Normal School
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...
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
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