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.
This photograph gives an overview of the campus of the Tennessee Agricultural and Industrial State Normal School in 1916. Pictured are (1) Main or Academic Building, (2)Wilsonian Hall, a dormitory for women, and (3) Men's Hall, the dormitory for men. All were built in 1912. The name of the photography studio appears in the bottom right corner, but it is illegible.
A program booklet printed in black ink with fancy fonts for a luncheon, [organized] by Virginia P Moore as the Home Economics Director, Federal Food Administration for Tennessee and the Food Director, Tennessee Division, Women's Committee, Council of National Defense. Front page includes 'Dr. Anna Howard Shaw, Chairman, Women's Committee National Council Defense, Washington, D.C., Honor Guest.', also the well-known suffragist and a close colleague of Susan B. Anthony. Page  includes the luncheon's menu. Page  includes the 'toasts' listing of two reports' titles, "Production of food in our homes" and "Conservation of food in our homes' from Women of West, Middle and East Tennessee. The toast mistress is listed as "Home Economics Director, Federal Food Administration for Tennessee, and Food Director, Tennessee Division, Woman's Committee, Council of National Defense", with a handwritten script in pencil of Moore's name under 'Toast Mistress'. Moore wrote with a fountain pen in blue 'see note" on this page. Page  Moore's noted in blue ink, "I would not permit my name to appear on the program as no other name appeared. I should have according to Mrs Ida Belle Wilson and others who asked me to do this. Mama wrote my name in. I was well known by the things I represent. Virginia P. Moore, 1918." This luncheon is an evidence of home demonstration agents' contribution to the war effort in lieu of food production and conservation and Tennessee women's connection to the Women's Rights Movement in the United States.
Tennessee Agricultural and Industrial State Normal School became a college in 1922, and the first graduating class to use the new college name was in 1924. Picture here are Walter P. Denny of Lebanon, Tennessee; Aeolian Lockert of Clarksville, Tennessee; William M. Lowe of Mobile, Alabama; Lora A. Myers of Nashville, Tennessee; Reginald C. Neblett of Clarksville, Tennessee; Walter V. Potter of Smithville, Tennessee; Christopher C. Purdy of Tiptonville, Tennessee and Thudman H. Ramsey of Nashville, Tennessee.