Albert Gore Research Center Director and Professor of History
personal web site: www.mtsu.edu/~jhwillia
Special Projects Coordinator and Political Science Faculty Member
Archivist and Oral History Project Coordinator
Rules for researchers The Albert Gore Research Center makes available to the public the vast collection in its care. Since we must do our utmost to preserve these materials, we ask patrons while using the Albert Gore Research Center to govern themselves with these rules, which are designed to assist staff members in the preservation and security of the archival collections.
Fee Schedule The Albert Gore Research Center allows reproduction of some of its archival collections upon application and approval by the Director. The center must charge certain fees to cover the costs of services rendered. The Fee Schedule will inform the researcher regarding submitting a duplication request and the costs associated with reproduction of materials.
Schedule Hours and Holidays
The Gore Research Center is open for research Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Staff is on hand during the lunch hour to assist you.
The Gore Research Center is closed when MTSU is closed. We remain open during fall and spring breaks and at other times when classes are not in session, as long as the entire university is not closed. For the current university calendar of holidays, visit:
Directions to the Albert Gore Research Center
The Albert Gore Research Center is in Todd Hall at the heart of the MTSU campus. From Middle Tennessee Boulevard, turn onto Faulkinberry Drive. Turn right onto Champion Way, then right onto Military Memorial. You may wish to consult or print this map to guide you into campus. For maps and more information directing you to Murfreesboro from all directions, reaching campus from the highway, and showing the entire campus, please visit: http://www.mtsu.edu/maps/index.php.PARKING
- Anyone may park at the parking meters in the row to your right as your turn onto Military Memorial or at the two meters in the parking lot directly ahead behind Jones Hall. However, please be sure to keep the meters current as you will receive a parking citation if the meter expires. Meters accept nickels, dimes, and quarters at the rate of 25 cents per 15 minutes of parking, with a one-hour limit before more coins are needed. We regret that the center does not have change on hand for patrons.
- Those visitors wishing to park for free may obtain a visitor parking permit from the MTSU parking office. Follow the instructions at http://www.mtsu.edu/parking/visit.php. Please be advised that visitor permits are only valid in GREEN parking lots. The closest GREEN lot to the Gore Research Center is some distance away, as indicated on the campus parking map, and during peak times it may be difficult to find a parking spot in a green lot.
- Those visitors with a valid state-issued handicap parking tag may park in any open handicap-identified parking spot, including the row behind Jones Hall. Please be sure your tag is displayed clearly.
Newsletters and Reports
Origins of the Albert Gore Research CenterDavid Grubbs, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science Emeritus, offers his recollections of how the papers of Albert Gore, Sr., came to MTSU, leading eventually to the creation of the center. Open the pdf file here.