MTSU History Collections
Midlander was the student yearbook of the University from 1926 to 2004. This collection offers a complete digital copy of almost every issue. Each volume is fully searchable. Note that these are large files volumes and may be slow to load.
Sidelines is the editorially independent newspaper of the students of Middle Tennessee State University. Digital images have been created from microfilm reels covering the years from 1938, when our campus was known as Middle Tennessee State Teachers College, to 2011. Each issue is provided as a fully searchable PDF file.
- MTSU Memory
Created to commemorate the University's centennial in 2011, this digital collection contains photographs, memorabilia and other materials that document the critical role played by MTSU within the broader community during its first century.
Buchanan Family Collection
This collection documents the family of James McGill Buchanan (1919-2013), MTSU alumnus and 1986 winner of the Nobel Prize for Economics. His family has deep roots in middle Tennessee, including an 18th-century settler of Nashville and 19th-century Governor. Mr. Buchanan earned his B.S. at Middle Tennessee State Teachers College in 1940, followed by his M.A. in Economics at UT-Knoxville and his Ph.D. at the Hi,University of Chicago.
See also: Middle Tennessee Oral History Project (Albert Gore Research Center) offers access to audio recordings of more than 500 oral history interviews. Topics 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.