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
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
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
Excerpts of an oral history with Bertha Chrietzberg, an MTSU health, physical education, and recreation instructor during the 1960s and 1970s. Chrietzberg shares memories of campus life during the 1960s and 1970s.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975; Race relations; Physical education and training; Dress codes; Women college students; Middle Tennessee State University
Excerpt of an oral history with Bob Womack, 1940s student and later an education professor at MTSU. Womack shares his memories of campus reaction to bombing of Pearl Harbor and the start of America's involvement in World War II.
College students; World War, 1939-1945; Middle Tennessee State Teachers College; Middle Tennessee State College
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
Excerpts of an oral history with Cliff Gillespie, Associate Vice-President of Enrollment Management at MTSU. Gillespie shares his memories and anecdotes of campus life during the 1960s, particularly those relating to race relations, student...
College students; Race relations; Student government; Kappa Sigma Fraternity; Greek letter societies; Middle Tennessee State University