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    • "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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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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