Monthly Archives: February 2016

“I”is for Insignia

Examples of insignia encompass many of our military collections. The President of the United States awarded Donald A. Price this Purple Heart for a shrapnel wound from a Vietcong hand grenade during a patrol in the Vietnam War in 1967. … Continue reading

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“H” is for James Calvin Hollon

This is a photograph of Sergeant James Calvin Hollon after his return home from the war in 1945. A Nashville native, Hollon fought on the beaches of Normandy, France in Company M, 116th Infantry/29th Division of the United States Army when he … Continue reading

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“G” is for James Gillespie

  This is an advertisement for a pocket Airway Manual that pilots used to keep up to date on rules and restrictions. The James Gillespie Papers are housed in over 50 boxes of information pertaining to the Gillespie Airfield of the … Continue reading

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“F” for (James) Free

In celebration of Presidents Day, the featured collection is the James C. Free Papers. An undergraduate and graduate student at MTSU, Free served as a Special Assistant to the President for Congressional Affairs during Jimmy Carter’s administration. Following the end … Continue reading

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Racing Against the Color Line: the Integration of MTSU Track and Field

Written by Sarah Calise, graduate assistant On February 19, the Jesse Owens biopic film Race opens nationwide in theaters. Owens was a courageous black track and field athlete who competed in the 1936 Olympics held in Berlin, Germany during the Nazi regime … Continue reading

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“E” for Equine

This is an official program from the 1983 Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration held in Shelbyville. TWHNC is the largest show for the Tennessee Walking Horse breed and has been held either in or near Shelbyville since its inception in … Continue reading

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Travel Grants for Study or Meeting Attendence from Association of the Centers for the Study of Congress

The Albert Gore Research Center is an institutional member of the Association of the Centers for the Study of Congress (ACSC), an organization that promotes the preservation and use of materials related to both houses of Congress, as a body, … Continue reading

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