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    • 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;
    • 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,...
    • Scarlett, Caroline; College presidents' spouses; Middle Tennessee State College; 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;
    • 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
    • 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
    • James E. Walker

    • 1991-2000
    • Photograph of Dr. James E. Walker, who was president of MTSU from 1991-2000. The current library is named for Dr. Walker
    • Walker, James E.; College presidents; Middle Tennessee State University
    • James E. Walker Library

    • 2000?
    • The James E. Walker Library at Middle Tennessee State University. It was built in 1999 and named after James E. Walker, who was president of the university at the time. The building is more than 200,000 square feet. The architect was Thomas, Miller...
    • Academic libraries; Middle Tennessee State University
    • Len Blaylock oral history

    • 2002-06-18
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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 : 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: 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
    • 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
    • Neil Wright

    • 1946-1961
    • Photograph of Neil Wright, who served on the Music faculty
    • Wright, Neil H.; Music teachers; 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
    • 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
    • Phyllis Hickerson Washington oral history

    • 2000-06-02
    • 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
    • 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;
    • 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

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