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    • 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
    • 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;
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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;
    • Neil Wright

    • 1946-1961
    • Photograph of Neil Wright, who served on the Music faculty
    • Wright, Neil H.; Music teachers; 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. 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
    • 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;
    • 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
    • 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;
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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;
    • 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
    • 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 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
    • 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
    • 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

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