Albert Gore Research Center


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 U.S. history, with an emphasis on the participation of people and organizations from Middle Tennessee. Please use the navigation column on the left to search our collections and services, or contact us with any questions.

For information on accessibility at the Gore Center, please read our Planning Your Visit page.

COVID-19 Policies for Visiting the Gore Center in 2021

  1. APPOINTMENT ONLY. Anyone wanting to visit us for on-site research must make an appointment with one of our archivists at least one week in advance. Email or, or call 615-898-2632.
    1. Whenever possible, our archivists will first attempt to fulfill your research request remotely through email, telephone, and/or Zoom meetings. If it is determined that you need to make an on-site visit, then our archivists will move forward with that process.
  2. MASKS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED. For your safety as well as the safety of our staff and students, we highly encourage the use of face masks for unvaccinated and vaccinated visitors. Our space is small and poorly ventilated. 
  3. Only ONE researcher will be permitted to work in our reading room for three hour blocks: 9am to 12pm or 1pm to 4pm.
  4. All researchers should bring their own supplies, like pencils and paper. PENCIL ONLY. No pens, highlighters, or markers of any kind.
  5. There will be no on-demand scanning of material while researchers are at the Gore Center. Archivists and graduate assistants will digitally scan archival material that the researcher has marked, and we will send it to you via email or a cloud service at a later time. Researchers may still take photos of material (without flash) with their personal cameras or smartphones. 
  6. Archival material will be quarantined for no less than 5 days after a researcher has used them per ongoing studies from OCLC's REALM project.
  7. Research tables and chairs will be disinfected daily, and after a researcher is finished for the day.

War & Remembrance: Commemorating the 80th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor 2021

During the 2021-2022 academic year, the Gore Center will have on-going programming related to our World War II collections and the commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Here is a listing of projects:

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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


Monday - Friday
9:00AM - 4:00PM

Or by appointment

Summer Hours
Monday - Thursday
9:00AM - 4:00PM


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