Works Progress Administration Adult Education workshop/class. "WPA workers at STC improved landscaping and performed other manual labor. The program also hired out-of-work teachers, nurses, and dieticians to teach domestic skills." (Barnett, Holly,...
United States. Work Projects Administration; Occupational retraining; Middle Tennessee State Teachers College
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
Printed invitation to attend a dedication ceremony in the Alumni Memorial Gym on March 25, 1958 for three campus buildings. Accompanied by audio clips of remarks about the history and significance of each building made during the dedication...
College buildings; Dedication services; Middle Tennessee State College
A history of the Middle Tennessee State College from its founding in 1911 as the Middle Tennessee State Normal School to 1961. Describes the political environment that led to its creation, early organization and administration, students and student...
Middle Tennessee State Normal School--History; Middle Tennessee State College--History; Middle Tennessee State Teachers College--History
Aerial photograph of campus, circa 1965. "As MTSC days drew to a close, the campus had more buildings and more students than ever before. By 1965, enrollment reached 6,000 and many recently constructed buildings dotted the landscape" (from...
College buildings; College campuses; Aerial photographs; Middle Tennessee State University
Excerpts of an oral history with Robert Corlew, former History Department Chair at MTSC and MTSU. Corlew shares his memories of teaching history, women's issues, race relations, and integration on campus
College students; Women--Education; College integration; College teachers; Middle Tennessee State University
Clips from an oral history with Vera Covington, a student at Middle Tennessee from 1931 to 1951. Covington shares her memories of campus life and her experiences in the elementary education program supervised by former MTSC professor Miss Mary Hall
College students; Teachers--Training of; Teaching; Teachers; Teacher educators; Hall, Mary Ella, 1895-1991; Delta Kappa Gamma Society. Xi State (Tenn.); Middle Tennessee State Teachers College; Middle Tennessee State College
Harry Patillo in his Army Air Forces uniform. The audio clip is part of an oral history interview with Patillo. He shares his memories of life as a young boy on campus when he was a kindergartener at Campus School, Middle Tennessee State Normal...
Schoolboys; School children; Kindergarten; Laboratory schools; Middle Tennessee State Normal School. Campus School; Middle Tennessee State Normal School
An oral history with John Harris, director of Middle Tennessee State University's Disabled Student Services. Harris shares his memories of his experiences as a student and campus life for disabled students in particular at Middle Tennessee State...
College students; People with visual disabilities; People with disabilities; Race relations; Middle Tennessee State University
Oral history excerpts of Phyllis Hickerson Washington, who participated in MTSU's Upward Bound Program as a high school student. Washington shares her memories of the Upward Bound Program, campus life and race relations as an MTSU student, and her...
High school students; College preparation programs; African American college students; Race relations; Middle Tennessee State University
Excerpts of an oral history with Cliff Gillespie, Associate Vice-President of Enrollment Management at MTSU. Gillespie shares his memories and anecdotes of campus life during the 1960s, particularly those relating to race relations, student...
College students; Race relations; Student government; Kappa Sigma Fraternity; Greek letter societies; Middle Tennessee State University
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
Excerpts of an oral history with Bertha Chrietzberg, an MTSU health, physical education, and recreation instructor during the 1960s and 1970s. Chrietzberg shares memories of campus life during the 1960s and 1970s.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975; Race relations; Physical education and training; Dress codes; Women college students; Middle Tennessee State University
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
Excerpts of an oral history with Judy Smith, former Dean of Women and Associate Dean of Students at MTSU. Smith shares her memories of her administrative positions at MTSU during the 1960s and 1970s, specifically in relation to gender rules
Women college students; Deans of women; Women college administrators; Middle Tennessee State University
Excerpts of an oral history with Sylvester Brooks, a progressive African-American MTSU student during the 1960s. Brooks shares his memories of MTSU campus life as a minority student during the turbulent 1960s and his advocacy of civil rights
African Americans; African American college students; Segregation; Race relations; Civil Rights; Student government; Forrest, Nathan Bedford, 1821-1877;
Clips from an oral history with Jerry Gaither, a former Tennessee educator. Gaither shares his memories of the Second Army of Tennessee maneuvers and campus life after World War II, particularly in relation to the G.I. Bill
Veterans--Housing; Veterans--Education; World War, 1939-1945; Middle Tennessee State Teachers College; Middle Tennessee State College