Author Archives: Albert Gore Research Center

Seeing History through the Trees: Celebrate National Arbor Day at MTSU with Walnut Grove

Written by Bradley Harjehausen, Graduate Assistant In addition to paper and other products, oxygen, beauty and shade, trees provide a window into history. An example on the campus of MTSU is a group of trees, pictured above, called Walnut Grove … Continue reading

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Far Above the Moon, Planet Earth is Blue

Written by Sarah Calise, Archivist The United Nations observes International Day of Human Space Flight on April 12th, a date that honors the historic beginnings of mankind’s space exploration. Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet pilot, became the first human to fly among the … Continue reading

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The WAVES are Rolling In

Written by Molly O’Rourke Elinor Hardy Johnson Folk was born just outside of Los Angeles, California on April 9th, 1917.  She graduated from Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles on February 1st, 1935, and started working for Employers’ Liability … Continue reading

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Women’s History Word Search

Can you find all of the Middle Tennessee Women in our new word search?

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Albert Gore, Sr. Speaks on St. Patrick’s Day in 1944

Written by Bradley Harjehausen, Graduate Assistant Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Albert Gore Research Center! On March 17, 1944 Albert Gore, Sr., then a member of the House of Representatives, was a guest speaker at the St. Patrick Society … Continue reading

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99 Problems but a Woman Aviator Ain’t One

By Kelsey Lamkin Amelia Earhart might be the most famous woman aviator in history, but in Tennessee, we have our own sheroes. The Ninety-Nines was founded in 1929 to encourage and support women aviators. Tennessee established its own chapter on … Continue reading

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Bringing Congress to Campus

Written by Sarah Calise, Archivist On Monday and Tuesday of this week, the Albert Gore Research Center hosted two distinguished guests from Congress: Ron Sarasin, who represented Connecticut’s District 5 from 1973-1979, and Glenn Nye, who represented Virginia’s District 2 … Continue reading

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