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    • Grady Literary Society

    • 1910-1919
    • Grady Literary Society was named after Henry W. Grady, who was a southern orator. The society was created with the intent to train its members in public speaking and debate.
    • Literature--Societies, etc.; College students; Middle Tennessee State Normal School
    • Miss T. Reynolds

    • 1925-1935?
    • A scrapbook photograph of Tommie Reynolds, who taught mathematics and physical education at Middle Tennessee from 1911 until 1957
    • Reynolds, Tommie; Mathematics--Study and teaching; Physical education and training; College teachers; Middle Tennessee State Teachers College
    • Isa Lee Freeman

    • 1930-1939?
    • Portrait of Isa Lee (Sherrod) Freeman, who served as a librarian at Middle Tennessee State Teacher's College from 1935 to 1940. She was the first professional librarian hired by the College and taught library science courses in addition to serving...
    • Academic librarians; Middle Tennessee State Teachers College
    • Skylines, v. 1, no. 2, July 10, 1943

    • 1943-07-10
    • Skylines was a publication of the 11th College Training Detachment at MTSC during World War II. This issue has articles about the war and the Allied invasion of Europe; the President of the college, Q.M. Smith; members of the College Training...
    • Newspapers; United States. Army Air Forces. College Training Detachment, 11th; World War, 1939-1945; Middle Tennessee State College
    • Skylines, v. 1, no. 3, July 24, 1943

    • 1943-07-24
    • Skylines was a publication of the 11th College Training Detachment at MTSC during World War II. This issue has articles about the aviation students; Lieutenant Lawrence Pattock; Navy Air Corps reservists; the reorganization of flights; a pilot...
    • Newspapers; United States. Army Air Forces. College Training Detachment, 11th; Military cadets; Air pilots, Military; World War, 1939-1945; Middle Tennessee State College;
    • War Bond Rally : Dorothy Gracey

    • 1943-08-18
    • Dorothy Gracey, a daughter of one of the professors, spills Spojes during a jiu-jutsu demonstration at the War Bond Rally in Murfreesboro. During WWII, Murfreesboro was the sight of both training of troops and widespread support of the war...
    • United States. Army Air Forces. College Training Detachment, 11th; World War, 1939-1945; Women; Middle Tennessee State College
    • Skylines, v. 1, no. 7, October 16, 1943

    • 1943-10-16
    • Skylines was a publication of the 11th College Training Detachment at MTSC during World War II. This issue has articles about new officers and new classes; Sgt. Charles Newton; Lt. Philip Rivers' promotion; visiting cadets; the basketball team; a...
    • Newspapers; United States. Army Air Forces. College Training Detachment, 11th; World War, 1939-1945; Middle Tennessee State College;
    • Neil Wright

    • 1946-1961
    • Photograph of Neil Wright, who served on the Music faculty
    • Wright, Neil H.; Music teachers; Middle Tennessee State College
    • Marguerite Boutwell

    • 1950-1959?
    • Portrait of Marguerite Boutwell, who worked at Campus School as a kindergarten and first grade teacher until her retirement in 1972. She was one of the initiators of kindergarten in the state of Tennessee. She was married to Lane Boutwell, a...
    • Boutwell, Marguerite; Teachers; Laboratory schools; Middle Tennessee State College
    • New course is offered in atomic age physics

    • 1958-10-01
    • MTSC offered a year-long course in atomic age physics, also available via television, to anyone who was interested
    • Nuclear physics; Physics--Study and teaching; Correspondence schools and courses; Middle Tennessee State College
    • Saunders Fine Arts Building

    • 1959-1969?
    • Saunders Fine Arts Building was built in 1959 (Wheeler, architect; Melson, contractor). Named in honor of E. Mai Saunders who began teaching music at Middle Tennessee State Normal School in 1911 and retired from the institution in 1955.
    • Arts facilities; College buildings; Middle Tennessee State College; Middle Tennessee State University
    • Caroline Scarlett

    • 1960-1969?
    • Caroline Scarlett, the wife of Melvin G. Scarlett, who was president of MTSU 1968-1978. “At times, the demands on the First Family are so great, that the President w[ould] attend one campus activity and Mrs. Scarlett the other” (Midlander, 1971).
    • Scarlett, Caroline; College presidents' spouses; Middle Tennessee State College; Middle Tennessee State University
    • Robert Abernathy

    • 1962-1969?
    • Photograph of Robert Abernathy, who became the director of Field Services in 1962, which is now part of Continuing Education
    • Abernathy, Robert; Education; Middle Tennessee State College; Middle Tennessee State University;
    • Melvin G. Scarlett

    • 1968-1978
    • Photograph of Melvin G. Scarlett, who was President of MTSU from 1968-1978
    • Scarlett, Melvin G.; College presidents; Middle Tennessee State University
    • Richard Peck

    • 1973
    • Richard Peck was the first chair of the English Department. After his death in 1974, his wife Virginia, who was also a member of the department, established the Richard C. and Virginia L. Peck Fund. The mission was to provide scholarships to...
    • English teachers; College teachers; Middle Tennessee State University
    • Reminiscences of MTSU Library, 1935-40

    • 1976
    • Typescript of a brief memoir written by Isa Lee (Sherrod) Freeman to describe her five years as a librarian at Middle Tennessee State Teacher's College between 1935 and 1940. It describes her relationship with Bettie Avent Murfree, who organized...
    • Academic librarians; Academic libraries; Middle Tennessee State Teachers College;
    • The Raider Forties

    • 1977
    • The Raider Forties recounts the experiences of a group of young men who attended Middle Tennessee State College prior to World War II--ten of whom left to serve in the military. It traces the lives of those who returned and commemorates those who...
    • Male college students; Military cadets; Military education; Veterans--Education; Middle Tennessee State Teachers College; Middle Tennessee State College
    • Bob Forsythe in "The Man Who Came to Dinner"

    • 1980
    • Veteran Buchanan Player, Bob Forsythe, portrays Sheridan Whiteside in Moss Hart and George Kaufman's play "The Man Who Came to Dinner." From the 1980 Midlander yearbook.
    • Drama; Theater; Middle Tennessee State University;
    • Carolyn Jones and Barnery Crockarell

    • 1980
    • Carolyn Jones and Barnery Crockarell perform a scene from Moss Hart and George Kaufman's play, "The Man Who Came to Dinner." From the 1980 Midlander yearbook.
    • Drama; Theater; Middle Tennessee State University;
    • 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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