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;
Miss Mary Hall discusses a difficult time she had during World War II, when she was Dean of Women at Middle Tennessee State. Hall had to dismiss a girl from her dorm for having an affair with a local doctor, at the request of the doctor's wife
Hall, Mary Ella, 1895-1991; Women college administrators; Women college students; Student housing; Murfreesboro (Tenn.); Middle Tennessee State Teachers College;
Mary Hall discusses leaving her position as Dean of Women to return to the classroom and the search for someone to replace her in the role of Dean of Women. Hall tells of recommending Mrs. Felder, whose position as head of the USO in Smyrna was...
Hall, Mary Ella, 1895-1991; Deans of women; College administrators; Education; United Service Organizations (U.S.); Middle Tennessee State Teachers College;
In Fall 1946, over a thousand people returned to the college, including Mary Hall and former GIs under the GI Bill. Hall discusses the difference in the students who returned from the Army: they were settled and better students.
Hall, Mary Ella, 1895-1991; Veterans--Education; College students; Middle Tennessee State College
Mary Hall discusses the state offering a $10 match to purchase new library books in each school system, if the school systems would also put forward $10. There was surprising opposition by school leaders who did not believe in using books other...
Hall, Mary Ella, 1895-1991; Library resources; Academic libraries
Mary Hall discusses Dr. Waller, the head of the Education department on campus, the Training School (also known as Campus School), some of her former students, teaching, and her new position in the State department
Hall, Mary Ella, 1895-1991; Education; Middle Tennessee State Teachers College. Campus School;
Mary Hall shares the story of an "unusual" event that happened to her dorm while she was the Dean of Women. One of the "girls" was getting married, so Hall and the residents in the dorm put together a wedding, which was held in the Student Union
Hall, Mary Ella, 1895-1991; Weddings; Weddings--Planning; Marriage service; College buildings; Middle Tennessee State College
Mary Hall discusses her time as a student at the Normal School. Hall recounts a few of her experiences, including the construction of Old Main and a few other buildings. Hall had to live across the street because the dormitories were full. Chapel...
Hall, Mary Ella, 1895-1991; Middle Tennessee State Normal School; College buildings; College students; College teachers;
Mary Hall discusses how Middle Tennessee got an entrance at East Main Street. President Cope had meetings with teachers and asked what he could do to help them. One physical education teacher requested a front entrance, and President Cope went out...
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