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    • Commencement program, 1912

    • 1912
    • A program from Middle Tennessee State Normal School's first commencement ceremony. Image one is the cover of the program which includes time, date, and location of the ceremony. Image two is the inside of the program; it includes the order of the...
    • Commencement ceremonies; Middle Tennessee State Normal School
    • Caroline Scarlett

    • 1960-1969?
    • 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
    • Wilmoth D. Bowdoin

    • 1950-1969?
    • Dr. Wilmoth D. Bowdoin at Middle Tennessee State College. Bowdoin was an education professor from 1948 to 1972 and the first Dean of the School of Education. His wife, Ruth Bowdoin, was the director of curriculum for the Murfreesboro City Schools,...
    • Bowdoin, Wilmoth D.; Teacher educators; College teachers; Middle Tennessee State College; Middle Tennessee State University
    • Mary Scales oral history

    • 2000-08-25
    • Excerpts of an oral history with Mary Scales, the first full-time African-American professor at MTSU. Scales shares her memories of campus life as an African-American graduate student at MTSU during the 1960s, the MTSU Upward Bound program, race...
    • College preparation programs; African American college teachers; African Americans; Race relations; Segregation; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority; Middle Tennessee State University
    • Olivia Woods oral history

    • 2001-06-19
    • 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
    • "Buchanan Dramatic Club is Cultural Influence on Campus"

    • 1936-06-05
    • Frank Jones, a twenty-five year veteran at the State Teacher's College, wrote this short history of the beginnings of the Buchanan Dramatic Club in 1936. He discusses the nature of the club's first plays and follows the club's evolution over the...
    • Drama; Theater; Buchanan, Rebecca J.; Middle Tennessee State Teachers College--Faculty; Middle Tennessee State Teachers 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
    • Library automation: the early days

    • 1982?
    • Library employees Wilma Marable (left) and Mary Pugh (right) work on two of the first computer workstations used by the library to automate cataloging tasks. The workstations were located in the cataloging department of the Todd Library
    • Library employees; Cataloging--Data processing; Libraries--Automation; Academic libraries; Middle Tennessee State University. Library
    • 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;
    • Howard Kirksey at the podium

    • 1960-1969?
    • Photograph of Howard Kirksey speaking. Kirskey is the namesake of Kirksey Old Main, the first building on campus, built in 1910
    • Kirksey, Howard Graden, 1910-1992; College teachers; Middle Tennessee State College; Middle Tennessee State University
    • Howard Kirksey

    • 1960-1969?
    • Portrait of Howard Kirksey, the namesake of Kirksey Old Main, the first building on campus built in 1910
    • Kirksey, Howard Graden, 1910-1992; College teachers; Middle Tennessee State College; Middle Tennessee State University
    • Isa Lee Freeman

    • 1930-1939?
    • 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
    • Marguerite Boutwell

    • 1950-1959?
    • Portrait of Marguerite Boutwell, who worked at Campus School as a kindergarten and first grade teacher until her retirement in 1972. She was one of the initiators of kindergarten in the state of Tennessee. She was married to Lane Boutwell, a...
    • Boutwell, Marguerite; Teachers; Laboratory schools; 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
    • Orchestra, 1914-15

    • 1914-1915
    • The 1914-15 orchestra. Written on the back: "The first orchestra organized at 'Middle Tennessee State Normal,' Murfreesboro, by Miss E. Mae Saunders. Year 1914-1915. [Maira] Jackson - age 18 years, middle row, 2nd from left"
    • Orchestra; Middle Tennessee State Normal School
    • Relay team, 1965

    • 1965
    • The 1965 relay team. Track began at the university in 1955, and it was the first sport integrated on campus. Robert Mallard, the African American student shown here, was the first African American athlete at MTSU
    • Relay racing; Track and field; African American athletes; College integration; College sports; Middle Tennessee State University
    • First graduate students at MTSC

    • 1952?
    • The first graduate students of Middle Tennessee State College; four of their names are written on the back of the photograph
    • Graduate students; Middle Tennessee State College

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