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 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
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
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
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
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
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
Clips of an oral history with Leone Murphy, a student at Middle Tennessee State Teachers College during the 1930s. Murphy shares her memories of campus life, particularly in relation to student pranks and dormitory rules
Practical jokes; College students; College campuses; Dormitories; Women; Women college students; Middle Tennessee State Teachers 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 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
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
An oral history interview with Len Blaylock, who was an officer in the 11th College Training Detachment (CTD) stationed at Middle Tennessee State College during World War II. He discusses how the CTD's presence affected campus life as well as life...
Victory gardens; Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.); Depressions--1929; World War, 1939-1945; Korean War, 1950-1953; United States. Army Air Forces. College Training Detachment, 11th; Middle Tennessee State Teachers College
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