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
Typescript of a brief memoir written by Isa Lee (Sherrod) Freeman to describe her five years as a librarian at Middle Tennessee State Teacher's College between 1935 and 1940. It describes her relationship with Bettie Avent Murfree, who organized...
Academic librarians; Academic libraries; Middle Tennessee State Teachers College;
Portrait of Isa Lee (Sherrod) Freeman, who served as a librarian at Middle Tennessee State Teacher's College from 1935 to 1940. She was the first professional librarian hired by the College and taught library science courses in addition to serving...
Academic librarians; Middle Tennessee State Teachers College
The James E. Walker Library at Middle Tennessee State University. It was built in 1999 and named after James E. Walker, who was president of the university at the time. The building is more than 200,000 square feet. The architect was Thomas, Miller...
Academic libraries; 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
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
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