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    • 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
    • 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
    • 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;
    • 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
    • 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;
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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;
    • 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;
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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

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