Albert Gore Research Center

Open by appointment, December 12, 2022-January 13, 2023. Regular hours [Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm] will resume January 16, 2023



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.

SEEKING INTERVIEWS: Middle Tennessee African American Oral History Project

The goal of the MTAAOH Project is to assemble and preserve a vast collection of local African American history by recording interviews that chronicle the lives and diverse experiences of African Americans who resided in Middle Tennessee during legal segregation through the implementation of integration. Furthermore, this archive will serve as a permanent celebration of African American families, communities, and achievements in Middle Tennessee. For more information on how to participate please visit: 

COVID-19 Policies for Visiting the Gore Center in 2022


  1. Appointments are encouraged. Please contact us in advance of your visit so we may better assist you. Phone 615-898-2632 or email
  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. All researchers should bring their own supplies, like pencils and paper. PENCIL ONLY. No pens, highlighters, or markers of any kind.
  4. There will be no on-demand scanning of material while researchers are at the Gore Center. Archivists and graduate assistants will 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. 

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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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