Author Archives: Albert Gore Research Center

Meet Our FOUR New Graduate Assistants

This year the Albert Gore Research Center welcomed four new graduate assistants from the Public History department. These graduate assistants are vital to the operation of our archive. They conduct everyday tasks, like processing, reference, exhibit development, digitization, and preservation. … Continue reading

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My Summer at the Gore Center

Written by Mary DePeder, Intern It’s my last week as the Bart Gordon Papers intern this summer and that is certainly cause for a touch of melancholy. As MTSU revs up for another semester with students moving into dorms, milling … Continue reading

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Archiving the Gore Center’s Website through the Wayback Machine

Written by Sarah Calise, Archivist Hopefully, you’ve heard the latest news–we have an updated website: mtsu.edu/gorecenter. MTSU’s department websites were recently switched over to a content management system with unified style and formatting, so now we all truly belong to … Continue reading

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Meet Our Intern!

The Gore Center is happy to introduce Mary DePeder, our Bart Gordon Papers intern for this summer! During the spring semester, the Gore Center held a nationwide search for a graduate student in public history and archives to help process … Continue reading

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Tennesseans Respond: Poor People’s March of 1968

Written by Sarah Calise, Archivist WARNING: Some of the archival documents featured in this post contain racist language and beliefs.  When civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in April 1968, he and fellow activists were planning … Continue reading

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Tennesseans Respond: The Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Written by Sarah Calise, Archivist On April 4, 1968, James Early Ray murdered civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. The city’s sanitation workers and public works employees were in the midst of … Continue reading

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Movement 68: Black Student Organizing

Written by Sarah Calise, Archivist The Black student activism that occurred on MTSU’s campus in the late 1960s was part of a larger national movement. According to historian Dr. Martha Biondi, in her book The Black Revolution on Campus, “Black … Continue reading

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