Written by Aja Bain, graduate assistant
It’s been a busy week here at the Albert Gore Research Center. Our exhibit featuring Louise Mott Miles (1907 – 2009), a Rutherford County native, Middle Tennessee State Teachers College graduate (1928), and dedicated educator, is going up after months of planning and preparation by AGRC staff. Using photographs, documents, letters, diaries, personal possessions and mementos, and an interview conducted with her in 2008, we’ve put together panels and a display case to tell the story of Mrs. Miles’s long and productive life.
We wanted to give our readers a behind-the-scenes look into some of the work that goes into creating an exhibit at the AGRC. The University Archivist, Registrar, and graduate assistants planned and assembled the display case this week with some of Mrs. Miles’s scrapbooks, diaries, and other objects that reflect her life and career as an educator and craftswoman.Some objects needed a little cleaning and conservation work. Preparing the case with fabric and supports. The finished exhibit.
Please come by the Albert Gore Research Center (Todd 128) to see the exhibit and learn about this fascinating Middle Tennessee woman and her lifelong passion for education. And, if you’re on Twitter, we tweet entries from Mrs. Miles’s historic diaries on a daily basis. Follow us @LouiseMottMiles!