Category Archives: regional

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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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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“A Voice for Citizens, A Force for Change”

Written by Sarah Calise, graduate assistant It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, not Christmas. I’m not even talking about Halloween. It’s election season, and, yes, it is wonderful. Exercising your constitutional right to vote is one of … Continue reading

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Comemmorating the Vietnam War

Written by Brad Miller, graduate assistant Depending on your age, the Vietnam War may  be an event you memorized in American history class, or it may be a not too distant past that awakens challenging memories of war, protest, and vast social … Continue reading

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Tennessee Aviation Hall of Fame Archives 2014

Written by Matt Norwood, intern. The Albert Gore Research Center and Middle Tennessee State University’s Aerospace Department have collaborated once again to process materials of donated to the Tennessee Aviation Hall of Fame Archives. This archives, located in S214 of the Business … Continue reading

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Tammy Wynette and politics

We’ve added more jingles and songs to our online exhibit “The History of Political Songs and Jingles in Tennessee.” The First Lady of Country Music graces us with three renditions for the the 1974 gubernatorial campaign of her greatest hit … Continue reading

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