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    • 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
    • Sylvester Brooks oral history

    • 2000-09-30
    • 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;
    • Dean Hayes oral history

    • 2003-10-14
    • Excerpts of an oral history with Dean Hayes, track coach for Middle Tennessee State University. Hayes shares memories of coaching experiences, race relations, women's issues, and general athletics at the university.
    • Coaches (Athletics); Coaching (Athletics); Track and field; Race relations; Racism; College integration; School mascots; Athletic fields; People with visual disabilities; People with disabilities; Women; Women college students; Middle Tennessee...
    • 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
    • J.O. Gist oral history

    • 2000-10-30
    • Excerpts of an oral history with J.O. Gist, an MTSU alumnus and former business office employee. Gist shares his memories of campus life during the 1940s and 1960s
    • College students; Greek letter societies; World War, 1939-1945; Middle Tennessee State College; Middle Tennessee State University
    • Oakley Jennings oral history

    • 2007-03
    • Excerpt of an oral history with Oakley Jennings, a veteran who attended Middle Tennessee State College on the GI Bill after World War II and chemistry/physics professor at the university. Jennings shares his memories of campus life as a...
    • College students; Male college students; Veterans--Education; World War, 1939-1945; Middle Tennessee State Teachers College; Middle Tennessee State College
    • John Harris oral history

    • 2000-05-09
    • 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
    • Cliff Gillespie oral history

    • 2000-07-12
    • 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
    • Vera Covington oral history

    • 1999-11-18
    • 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
    • Robert Corlew oral history

    • 1995-09-05
    • 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
    • Bob Womack oral history

    • 2006-03-29
    • Excerpt of an oral history with Bob Womack, 1940s student and later an education professor at MTSU. Womack shares his memories of campus reaction to bombing of Pearl Harbor and the start of America's involvement in World War II.
    • College students; World War, 1939-1945; Middle Tennessee State Teachers College; Middle Tennessee State College
    • Miss Mary Hall interview : Chautauqua

    • 1980-1989?
    • Hall discusses what students did for fun when she was a student at the Normal School. Her discussion includes Chatauqua and having season tickets to the programs.
    • Hall, Mary Ella, 1895-1991; College students; Recreation
    • Miss Mary Hall interview : Hall's successor

    • 1980-1989?
    • 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;
    • Miss Mary Hall interview : Dean of Women

    • 1980-1989?
    • Miss Mary Hall discusses who was on campus during the war and how she became the Dean of Women, a brand-new position
    • Hall, Mary Ella, 1895-1991; Deans of women; Women; Middle Tennessee State Teachers College;
    • Miss Mary Hall interview : new job, etc.

    • 1980-1989?
    • 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;
    • 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;
    • Miss Mary Hall interview : library advocacy

    • 1980-1989?
    • 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
    • Miss Mary Hall interview: MT presidents

    • 1980-1989?
    • Mary Hall comments on the three university presidents she worked with over the years
    • Hall, Mary Ella, 1895-1991; Lyon, Pritchett Alfred; Smith, Quintin Miller; Cope, Quill Evan; College presidents; Middle Tennessee State Teachers College; Middle Tennessee State College
    • Miss Mary Hall interview : campus experiences

    • 1980-1989?
    • 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;
    • Miss Mary Hall interview: GIs return in 1946

    • 1980-1989?
    • 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

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