A biographical sketch of MTSU President Melvin G. Scarlett. Caption text: Born December 30, 1920 at Reading, Pennsylvania, he is the son of Clarence Albert and Mossie Ann (Ritzman) Scarlett. He received his education at Catawba College in North...
Scarlett, Melvin G.; College presidents; Middle Tennessee State University
A program guide for the Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts, which is a four-week summer program for rising eleventh and twelfth grade students in Tennessee. "The 1986 program at MTSU focused on music, visual arts, and theatre."
Arts; Arts--Study and teaching; High school students; College publications; Middle Tennessee State University
After President Quill E. Cope's resignation, a board had to be named to find his successor. This newspaper clipping includes quotes from Cope's resignation speech. Cope was the fourth MTSU president; he was leaving MTSU to return to teaching at the...
Cope, Quill Evan; Resignation; College presidents; Middle Tennessee State University
An oral history excerpt of Jim Free, political lobbyist and both Congressional Liason and Deputy Campaign Manager for the Carter administration. Free shares his memories of student life and race relations on the MTSU campus during the 1960s
Student government; Race relations; African American college students; Middle Tennessee State University
Bart Gordon was born and educated in Rutherford County, attended MTSU, and graduated in 1971. He then received his law degree from the University of Tennessee in 1973. Notes on the back of the photo indicate this photo was used in the Midlander...
Gordon, Bart J., 1949-; College students; Law students--Tennessee
Caroline Scarlett, the wife of Melvin G. Scarlett, who was president of MTSU 1968-1978. “At times, the demands on the First Family are so great, that the President w[ould] attend one campus activity and Mrs. Scarlett the other” (Midlander, 1971).
Scarlett, Caroline; College presidents' spouses; Middle Tennessee State College; Middle Tennessee State University
Congressman Barton Jennings Gordon. He represents the Sixth District, which consists of 15 Middle Tennessee counties. He was born and educated in Rutherford County, and attended MTSU and graduated in 1971. He then received his law degree from the...
Gordon, Bart J., 1949-; Legislators--United States