Biography of Mary Ella Hall (1895-1991), a teacher at Campus School and Professor of Education at Middle Tennessee State Teachers College and Middle Tennessee State College from 1929 until her retirement in 1960
Hall, Mary Ella, 1895-1991; Educators; Women college teachers; School management and organization; Laboratory schools; Middle Tennessee State College; Middle Tennessee State Teachers College; Delta Kappa Gamma Society. Xi State (Tenn.);
Clips from an oral history with Vera Covington, a student at Middle Tennessee from 1931 to 1951. Covington shares her memories of campus life and her experiences in the elementary education program supervised by former MTSC professor Miss Mary Hall
College students; Teachers--Training of; Teaching; Teachers; Teacher educators; Hall, Mary Ella, 1895-1991; Delta Kappa Gamma Society. Xi State (Tenn.); Middle Tennessee State Teachers College; Middle Tennessee State College
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;
Mary Hall discusses leaving her position as Dean of Women to return to the classroom and the search for someone to replace her in the role of Dean of Women. Hall tells of recommending Mrs. Felder, whose position as head of the USO in Smyrna was...
Hall, Mary Ella, 1895-1991; Deans of women; College administrators; Education; United Service Organizations (U.S.); Middle Tennessee State Teachers College;
Mary Hall discusses her first teaching job after World War I in a one-teacher school house. Hall had two years of college work prior to taking the job. She taught twenty-five students from first to eighth grade. One of her students was "Red" Owens,...
Hall, Mary Ella, 1895-1991; Educators; Education; School buildings;
Miss Mary Hall discusses a difficult time she had during World War II, when she was Dean of Women at Middle Tennessee State. Hall had to dismiss a girl from her dorm for having an affair with a local doctor, at the request of the doctor's wife
Hall, Mary Ella, 1895-1991; Women college administrators; Women college students; Student housing; Murfreesboro (Tenn.); Middle Tennessee State Teachers College;
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
Mary Hall discusses the state offering a $10 match to purchase new library books in each school system, if the school systems would also put forward $10. There was surprising opposition by school leaders who did not believe in using books other...
Hall, Mary Ella, 1895-1991; Library resources; Academic libraries
Mary Hall shares the story of an "unusual" event that happened to her dorm while she was the Dean of Women. One of the "girls" was getting married, so Hall and the residents in the dorm put together a wedding, which was held in the Student Union
Hall, Mary Ella, 1895-1991; Weddings; Weddings--Planning; Marriage service; College buildings; Middle Tennessee State College
This photograph shows the construction of the dormitory complex next to the current James E. Walker Library. The buildings are named: Wood Hall, Felder Hall, Gore Hall, and Clement Hall. Wood and Felder were built in 1964, and Gore and Clement...
Dormitories; Student housing; College buildings; Middle Tennessee State University
Mary Hall discusses Dr. Waller, the head of the Education department on campus, the Training School (also known as Campus School), some of her former students, teaching, and her new position in the State department
Hall, Mary Ella, 1895-1991; Education; Middle Tennessee State Teachers College. Campus School;