Albert Gore Research Center

**The Albert Gore Research Center is currently CLOSED to the public in order to ensure the health and safety of our staff and the University community. Please contact us by email or phone for research requests. We ask for your patience as we fulfill your research needs with reduced staff and resources. We plan to reopen on Monday, August 24th. Thank you.**


The Albert Gore Research Center is a unit of the College of Liberal Arts at Middle Tennessee State University, and functions as an institution dedicated to the study of modern American politics, education, and southern history, with an emphasis on the participation of people and organizations from Middle Tennessee. Our collections include many formats: manuscripts, government documents, business and organizational records, university records, photographs, audio-visual materials, ephemera, electronic records, and a select number of artifacts. Please use the navigation column on the left to search our collections and services, or contact us with any questions.

The Gore Center also strives to provide a laboratory learning space for its graduate assistants, undergraduate workers, and interns. Each semester, the center has four graduate assistants from MTSU's Public History program, and these students process collections, manage reference services, curate exhibits, attend conferences, present papers, and help with the every day operations of the archive. Check our blog and social media accounts (links in the right column) to keep up with all the great projects from our students!

"Albert Gore, Sr., Voting Rights, Civil Rights, and Public Policy" Recording Now Available

You can now view the complete close-captioned video of Anthony J. Badger's talk, "Albert Gore, Sr. and the Emergence of the Modern South" followed by a panel discussion with former vice president Al Gore, Jr. and MTSU faculty members Dr. Mary Evins, Kent Syler, and Dr. Louis Kyriakoudes. You can find it on the Albert Gore Research Center's YouTube channel. (Photograph courtesy of Middle Tennessee State University)

Gore-Badger panel 2019

Forrest Hall Protest Collection

The Gore Center invites the public to explore this digital collection documenting the history of Confederate symbolism on MTSU's campus. The collection currently contains nearly 450 entries using items from our university archives, political collections, and selected regional collections. We are also accepting donations (documents, photographs, electronic files, oral histories, and more) that relate to black student activism at MTSU dating back to the 1960s. Contact us for more information.

Forrest To Stay

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Albert Gore Research Center

P. O. Box 193, 1301 E. Main St.
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37132

Main: 615-898-2632
University Archives: 615-898-5202
Director: 615-898-2633


Todd Hall Suite 128


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9:00AM - 4:00PM

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