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    • First women's basketball team

    • 1920-1929?
    • The first women's basketball team at Middle Tennessee State Normal School
    • Women basketball players; Basketball teams; Middle Tennessee State Normal School; Middle Tennessee State Teachers College
    • Demonstration School, grades 1-3

    • 1922-1924
    • The first three grades of the Demonstration School, located in the Administration Building, circa 1922-24
    • Students; School children; Laboratory schools; Demonstration centers in education; Teachers colleges; 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,...
    • Scarlett, Caroline; College presidents' spouses; Middle Tennessee State College; Middle Tennessee State University
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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;
    • Phi Epsilon was first MTSU chartered frat

    • 1968-02-19
    • This issue of Sidelines focused on fraternities at MTSU. The article discusses the first MTSU fraternity, Phi Epsilon, and the activities they had participated in and awards they had won. Includes pictures of David Kious, the president of Phi...
    • Greek letter societies; College students; 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
    • 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
    • "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
    • 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
    • Old Norm opens with 125

    • 1961-09-20
    • The front page of a simulated first issue of the school newspaper. Published as the first issue of Sidelines in the 1961-62 academic year to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the school's founding
    • College student newspapers and periodicals; Middle Tennessee State Normal School; Middle Tennessee State College
    • Middle Tennessee Normal Signal, 1912

    • 1912-12
    • This is the first issue of the Middle Tennessee Normal Signal, also called the Signal
    • College publications; Middle Tennessee State Normal School;

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