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    • "Selects site for normal school"

    • 1910-2-11
    • After deliberations over seven locations for the school, the Tennessee Board of Education decides to purchase land in Murfreesboro to build Middle Tennessee State Normal School
    • Middle Tennessee State Normal School;
    • "Board Named to Select New President"

    • 1968-05-16
    • 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
    • Cope Administration Building

    • 1960-1969?
    • An aerial photograph of the Cope Administration Building after it was built in 1965. Wheeler, architect; Powers, contractor
    • School administration buildings; College buildings; Middle Tennessee State College; Middle Tennessee State University
    • Jerry Gaither oral history

    • 2001-01-23; 2001-02-05
    • Clips from an oral history with Jerry Gaither, a former Tennessee educator. Gaither shares his memories of the Second Army of Tennessee maneuvers and campus life after World War II, particularly in relation to the G.I. Bill
    • Veterans--Housing; Veterans--Education; World War, 1939-1945; Middle Tennessee State Teachers College; Middle Tennessee State College
    • Oakley Jennings oral history

    • 2007-03
    • 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
    • Grady Literary Society

    • 1910-1919
    • Grady Literary Society was named after Henry W. Grady, who was a southern orator. The society was created with the intent to train its members in public speaking and debate.
    • Literature--Societies, etc.; College students; Middle Tennessee State Normal School
    • "Squadron C"

    • 1940-1944?
    • Group of women students walking in formation, dubbed "Squadron C" after the 11th College Training Detachment. The women lived in Rutledge Hall at Middle Tennessee State College
    • Women college students; Middle Tennessee State Teachers College; Middle Tennessee State College
    • Horace Jones

    • 1970-1979?
    • Horace Jones was the son of the first president of Middle Tennessee State Normal School, Robert Lee Jones. Horace was the first Bursar (1911) and later a mathematics professor, an athletic recruiter, and a member of the athletic administration....
    • Jones, Horace Grady; College administrators; Mathematics teachers; Middle Tennessee State Normal School; Middle Tennessee State Teachers College; Middle Tennessee State College; Middle Tennessee State University
    • Bob Abernathy

    • 1960-1969?
    • 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
    • Industrial Arts building

    • 1950-1959?
    • Later named after Edwin Voorhies, the Industrial Arts building was built in 1942 and renovated in 1980 by Burkhalter-Hickerson
    • Industrial arts; College buildings; Middle Tennessee State College
    • Miss Mary Hall interview: first teaching job

    • 1980-1989?
    • 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 interview: East Main Street entrance

    • 1980-1989?
    • Mary Hall discusses how Middle Tennessee got an entrance at East Main Street. President Cope had meetings with teachers and asked what he could do to help them. One physical education teacher requested a front entrance, and President Cope went out...
    • Roads; Streets; Middle Tennessee State College
    • MacArthur visit, after the ceremony

    • 1951-04-30
    • Photograph taken after the ceremony celebrating General Douglas MacArthur's 1951 visit to Middle Tennessee State College; his second wife Jean Faircloth MacArthur was a former resident of Murfreesboro and attended Soule College for Women
    • MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964; Generals; Middle Tennessee State College
    • Richard Peck

    • 1973
    • Richard Peck was the first chair of the English Department. After his death in 1974, his wife Virginia, who was also a member of the department, established the Richard C. and Virginia L. Peck Fund. The mission was to provide scholarships to...
    • English teachers; College teachers; Middle Tennessee State University
    • Skylines, v. 1, no. 3, July 24, 1943

    • 1943-07-24
    • Skylines was a publication of the 11th College Training Detachment at MTSC during World War II. This issue has articles about the aviation students; Lieutenant Lawrence Pattock; Navy Air Corps reservists; the reorganization of flights; a pilot...
    • Newspapers; United States. Army Air Forces. College Training Detachment, 11th; Military cadets; Air pilots, Military; World War, 1939-1945; Middle Tennessee State College;
    • James E. Walker Library

    • 2000?
    • 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
    • Agriculture building, side view

    • 1970-1979?
    • This is the Agriculture building a couple of years after it was built in 1968. The architects were Yearwood and Johnson, and the contractor was Cartwright
    • Agriculture--Study and teaching; College buildings; Middle Tennessee State University
    • ROTC group photo

    • 1966-11-23
    • This ROTC group photo was taken by the Military Science Department after it named the company sponsors and officers for the 1966-67 school year
    • United States. Army. Reserve Officers' Training Corps; Military education; Middle Tennessee State University
    • ROTC : 3rd Battalion, B Company

    • 1966-11-23
    • This ROTC photo was taken after the Military Science Department named its company sponsors and officers for the 1966-67 school year for the 3rd Battalion, B Company
    • United States. Army. Reserve Officers' Training Corps; Military education; Middle Tennessee State University
    • Reminiscences of MTSU Library, 1935-40

    • 1976
    • 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;

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