Author Archives: Albert Gore Research Center

2017 AGRC Graduate Assistants

  Pictured from Left to Right: University Archivist Donna Baker with Graduate Assistants Kelsey Lamkin, Andrew McMahan, April Blevins, and Zach Kautzman The Albert Gore Research Center employs four graduate students during the academic year. The center serves as a … Continue reading

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The Importance of Primary Source Literacy

Written by Sarah Calise, Archivist Every year on September 8th, UNESCO celebrates International Literacy Day. This year’s conference in Paris focuses on the necessary skills to navigate literacy in a digital world. The rapid change and growth of the Internet … Continue reading

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A Still “Inconvenient Truth”

by Louis M. Kyriakoudes, Director, Albert Gore Research Center Today, the motion picture “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” opens in theaters across the country. The film is the follow-up to Al Gore’s 2006 Oscar-winning documentary on the climate crisis, … Continue reading

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How Gore and LBJ Won the War for Medicare

Written by Sarah Calise, Archivist In my previous post, “Gore: Patients, Not Politics,” I outlined how Representative Albert Gore supported President Harry Truman’s five point proposal for a national health insurance program. Although their efforts failed, Gore continued the fight … Continue reading

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Remembering Aleshia Brevard, 1937-2017

Written by Sarah Calise, Archivist It is with great sadness that the Albert Gore Research Center announces the passing of Aleshia Brevard, a great alumna of MTSU. She died at age 79 in her home in Scotts Valley, California on … Continue reading

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Tennesseans Respond to the Revolts of 1967

WARNING: Some of the archival documents featured in this post contain racist language and beliefs. Written by Sarah Calise, Archivist This week marks 50 years since the black community in Detroit protested police brutality, segregated housing and schools, and rising … Continue reading

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Gore: Patients, Not Politics

Written by Sarah Calise, Archivist Healthcare legislation seems to always create contentious debate among Members of Congress, the President of the United States, and the American people. During his time in Congress, Albert Gore, Sr. typically supported health care measures … Continue reading

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