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Middle Tennessee oral history project

Repository: Middle Tennessee State University. Albert Gore Research Center

Collection Description (CRHP): Fourteen oral histories dealing with the civil rights movement have been identified in this collection. These focus primarily on the civil rights movement at Middle Tennessee State University and controversies regarding Confederate symbols on campus. Interview subjects include a track coach who integrated sports teams, a black female city council member, and a black student who protested Confederate symbolism on campus. These interviews also address school integration.

Collection Description (Extant): The Middle Tennessee Oral History Project seeks to record the memories of people who live in or have roots in the region. Topics of particular interests include Middle Tennessee State University, African-American community leadership in Murfreesboro, veterans, state and local politics, women's organizations, farming and farm organizations, planning and economic development, and medical history.

Access Copy Note: This project is ongoing. A searchable database is available at http://janus.mtsu.edu/. Click on "Collections" and then "Oral History."

Collection URL: http://janus.mtsu.edu/ External Link

Digital Status: Partial

Extent: circa 425 oral histories

Language: English

Related Archival Items: The archive also has other collections and documents related to the civil rights movement, including League of Women Voters records, student newspapers, and statistical reports.

Interviewees: Phyllis Hickerson Washington, George Gillespie, Jim Free, Mary Scales, Sylvester Brooks, Bryant Millsaps, Robert LaLance, Myrtle Scales, Harold Smith, Rose Spence, Nancy Vaughn, Dean Hayes, Betty Smithson, Leola Fouts

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights

Subjects:

African American coaches
African American college students--Tennessee
African American politicians--Tennessee
African Americans--Civil rights--Tennessee
Civil rights movements--Tennessee
Discrimination in sports
Middle Tennessee State University
School integration--Tennessee

Genres:

Interviews
Manuscripts
Photographs
Sound recordings
Transcripts

 

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