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
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 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 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 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;
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...
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 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;
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;
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
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
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;
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
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
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