This is a photograph of W. J. Hale with his wife and daughter. W. J. Hale, the first president of Tennesse Agricultural and Industrial State Normal School (now Tennessee State University), was married to the former Hattie E. Hodgkins in 1913. They also had two sons.
Pictured here is the graduating class of the Normal Department of Tennessee Agricultural and Industrial State Normal School in 1914. School president William J. Hale stands in the center of the photograph. This school was a precursor to Tennessee State University.
Students of the senior class of the Normal Department of Tennessee Agricultural and Industrial State Normal School posed for this photograph in 1924. This school was the precursor to Tennessee State University.
The football team of Tennessee State College, also known as the Tennessee Agricultural and Industrial State College, poses for their team photograph in 1937. The college is now Tennessee State University.
Wilson Hall, erected in 1912, was the first resident hall for women, serving both students and faculty, at Tennessee Agricultural and Industrial Normal School. The dormitory was named in honor of the school's first Dean of Women, Mrs. Mary L. Wilson during the year 1934-1935.