Category Archives: university

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

Posted in Oral History, university | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Movement ‘68: Honoring 50 Years of Black Student Protests at MTSU

Written by Sarah Calise, Archivist The Albert Gore Research Center is excited to announce the start of Movement ‘68. What is Movement ‘68? It is a series of events and projects centered on the many waves of black student protests at MTSU … Continue reading

Posted in collections, Events, exhibits, Oral History, university | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in collections, Oral History, political collections, regional, university | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in university | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in university | Leave a comment

The Musical Side of Murphy Center

Written by Donna Baker, University Archivist It is not unusual for archivists to get attached to their collections.  When you are the University Archivist, you can get attached to a particular place and protective of the people associated with that … Continue reading

Posted in collections, university | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

June at MTSU

Written by Kelsey Lamkin, guest blogger This is one of our guest blog posts for Women’s History Month. Kelsey Lamkin was an undergraduate intern with us, and kindly returned to the subject of June Anderson for this post. You can … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized, university | Tagged , , | 1 Comment