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
Coach Frank Faulkinberry came to MTSTC as a Latin professor and coach in 1926. He coached both the men’s and women’s athletic teams from 1926 until his death in 1933. He was inducted into the Blue Raider Hall of Fame in 1977. Faulkinberry Drive is...
Faulkinberry, Frank; Coaches (Athletics); College sports; Latin teachers; Middle Tennessee State Teachers College;
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
Jiu-jutsu demonstration with E.R. Riley and Passanisi at the War Bond Rally in Murfreesboro. During WWII, Murfreesboro was the sight of both training of troops and widespread support of the war effort. In addition to the army units that were...
United States. Army Air Forces. College Training Detachment, 11th; World War, 1939-1945; Middle Tennessee State College
Dorothy Gracey, a daughter of one of the professors, spills Spojes during a jiu-jutsu demonstration at the War Bond Rally in Murfreesboro. During WWII, Murfreesboro was the sight of both training of troops and widespread support of the war...
United States. Army Air Forces. College Training Detachment, 11th; World War, 1939-1945; Women; Middle Tennessee State College