Author Archives: Albert Gore Research Center

Burn It Down: Finding Nitrate Film in the Archive

Written by Casey Swank, Graduate Assistant The archivists and graduate assistants here at the Albert Gore Research Center have a running joke: if things in the archive start going south, just burn it down (truly, we ARE kidding). Little did … Continue reading

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Reflecting on the MT Lambda Exhibit

Written by Alissa Kane, Graduate Assistant Warning: Some of the content in this blog post and the exhibits contain hateful speech and descriptions of violence toward LGBT+ people. I am grateful that I have the opportunity to work for the … Continue reading

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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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