Dot Harrison Papers

Dot Harrison

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Title: Dot Harrison Papers

Dates: 1971-1996 (Bulk: 1975-1990)

Creator: MTSU, Dot Harrison, Nissan, Volunteer Girls State

Summary/Abstract: The Dot Harrison Papers includes correspondence, rosters, newspaper articles, and photographs covering Harrison’s time as Director of Development and Communications Marketing at MTSU, as well as her work with the Nissan Affiliate Artists program, the MTSU Student Ambassadors, and the Volunteer Girls State. Also in the collection are documents recording visits to MTSU by President George H. W. Bush, John Bragg, and Walter Mondale, as well as commencement speeches from former MTSU Presidents Melvin G. Scarlett and Sam Ingram.    

Quantity/Physical Description:  5 linear feet

Language(s): English

Repository: Albert Gore Research Center, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, (615) 898-2632

Restrictions on Access: None

Copyright: It is presumed that corporate and individual copyrights in manuscripts, photographs, and other materials have been retained by the copyright owners. Copyright restrictions apply. Users of materials should seek necessary permissions from the copyright holders to comply with U.S. copyright laws.

Preferred Citation: (Box Number, Folder Number), Dot Harrison Papers, Albert Gore Research Center, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Acquisition: Undetermined

Processed By: Original processor is undetermined; reprocessing and finding aid updated by Natalie Goodwin, G.A., March 23, 2011.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged into 9 series: (I) Organizations, (II) Events, and Studies, (III) Nissan Affiliate Artists, (IV) Student Ambassadors, (V) Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), (VI) Girls State, (VII) People, Buildings, and Dedications, (VIII) Publicity, Campaigns, and Alumni, and (IX) MTSU Newspapers.

Biographical Note: Dot Harrison (MTSU BA 1962, MA 1972) was Director of Development and Communications Marketing at MTSU from 1974 until her retirement in December of 2000. During her career, she received three awards: an international award from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education for the program she began for retired faculty members at MTSU, the Otis Floyd Award from the Tennessee College Public Relations Association, and the first Outstanding Public Service Award for a staff member given by MTSU.  Before her time as the Director of Development and Communications Marketing, Harrison spent two years as a graduate student and English teacher and spent four years as an editor and writer for the Daily News Journal. She also led media relations for twenty years before moving to the Development Office in March of 1996. Harrison was extremely active in both the MTSU and Murfreesboro community; she was campus coordinator of the Volunteer Girls State summer program, was involved with the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, participated in the Tennessee Press Association, and was chair of the Cultural Arts Commission.

Scope and Content: The Dot Harrison collection contains 5 linear feet of materials regarding Harrison’s work within the Middle Tennessee State University and Murfreesboro community dating from 1974 to 1997. The collection includes membership rosters and handbooks for the Girls State summer program from 1988 to 1996, programs from various MTSU events including presidential inaugurations and building dedications, rosters and correspondence regarding the MTSU Student Ambassador program from 1977-1995, and materials produced for various MTSU publicity campaigns. The collection also contains records of her work with the Nissan Affiliate Artist program and an extensive collection of MTSU newspaper clippings dating from 1971 to 1993.

Associated Materials: There are no additional materials associated with this collection.

Related Collections: There are no collections related to the Dot Harrison Papers.

Subject Terms

Persons
Harrison, Dot,
Scarlett, Melvin
Bush, George H. W.
Bragg, John
Mondale, Walter

Subjects (General)
Building dedications
MTSU Student Ambassadors
Volunteer Girls State

Material Types
Correspondence
Rosters
Newspaper articles
Photographs

Collection Inventory:

Box

Folder

Series

Subseries

Description of Contents

1

1

Organizations, Events, and Studies

Events

Tennessee Homecoming ’86: Program

1

2

Organizations, Events, and Studies

Events

International Banquet: 1992 Program

1

3

Organizations, Events, and Studies

Events

African-American History Month

1

4

Organizations, Events, and Studies

Events

D-Day Anniversary: Memorial Speeches 1984

1

5

Organizations, Events, and Studies

Events

Henry Harrell Lecture Series: Publicity

1

6

Organizations, Events, and Studies

Events

Henry Harrell Lecture Series: Correspondence

1

7

Organizations, Events, and Studies

Events

Fifty-Year Anniversary: Convocation Materials

1

8

Organizations, Events, and Studies

Events

Exploring Rutherford County: Magazine Article

1

9

Organizations, Events, and Studies

Events

MTSU Foundation: Contribution Letters, Correspondence ‘92

1

10

Organizations, Events, and Studies

Organizations

Buchanan Dramatics Club: Play Program 1940

1

11

Organizations, Events, and Studies

Organizations

WMOT: Correspondence and Reports

1

12

Organizations, Events, and Studies

Organizations

Murfreesboro, Little Theater: Grant Proposal 1987

1

13

Organizations, Events, and Studies

Organizations

Athletics: Athletic Master Plan

1

14

Organizations, Events, and Studies

Organizations

TV Program

1

15

Organizations, Events, and Studies

Organizations

Meeting Minutes

1

16

Organizations, Events, and Studies

Organizations

Tennessee College: Correspondence 1984-1991

1

17

Organizations, Events, and Studies

Organizations

Student Organizations: Classifications

1

18

Organizations, Events, and Studies

Organizations

Tennessee Board of Regents: Report of Chancellor 1988-1989

1

19

Organizations, Events, and Studies

Organizations

THEC:  Budget Hearings Report 1977-1995

1

20

Organizations, Events, and Studies

Organizations

Office of Public Relations: Quarterly Report Fall 1974

1

21

Organizations, Events, and Studies

Organizations

Faculty: Bulletin August 23, 1976

1

22

Organizations, Events, and Studies

Organizations

Faculty: Published Newspapers and Magazines

1

23

Organizations, Events, and Studies

Organizations

Faculty: Information Sheets

1

24

Organizations, Events, and Studies

Organizations

Leadership/Performance: Winners 1986-1987

1

25

Organizations, Events, and Studies

Organizations

MTSU: Mission Statement

1

26

Organizations, Events, and Studies

Organizations

MTSU: Off-Campus Class Schedule

1

27

Organizations, Events, and Studies

Organizations

Estate Planning Committee: Meeting Minutes

1

28

Organizations, Events, and Studies

Organizations

Chairs of Excellence

1

29

Organizations, Events, and Studies

Organizations

Vice-President for Administration: Strategic Action Plans 1985

1

30

Organizations, Events, and Studies

Studies

General Studies Review: Correspondence 3/14/97

1

31

Organizations, Events, and Studies

Studies

Annual Report: Correspondence

1

32

Organizations, Events, and Studies

Studies

Mercer Study: 1993 Summary Report

1

33

Organizations, Events, and Studies

Studies

Mercer Study: Correspondence

2

1

Nissan Affiliate Artists

 

Newspaper Clippings 1981-1983

2

2

Nissan Affiliate Artists

 

Residency Handbook

2

3

Nissan Affiliate Artists

 

Background Information

2

4

Nissan Affiliate Artists

 

Grant Applications

2

5

Nissan Affiliate Artists

 

Artists Agenda: 1982-1984

2

6

Nissan Affiliate Artists

 

Artist Biographies

2

7

Nissan Affiliate Artists

 

Contracts and Summary

2

8

Nissan Affiliate Artists

 

Press Releases and Publicity

2

9

Nissan Affiliate Artists

 

Correspondence: 1983-1985

3

1

Student Ambassadors

 

Events/Correspondence: 1977-1987

3

2

Student Ambassadors

 

Events/Correspondence: 1987-1997

3

3

Student Ambassadors

 

Rosters: 1983-1995

3

4

Student Ambassadors

 

By-Laws  and Resources

3

5

Student Ambassadors

 

Touring Show

3

6

CASE: Council for Advancement and Support of Education

 

Annual Conference: 1995

3

7

CASE

 

Annual Conference: 1994

3

8

CASE

 

Annual Conference: 1996

3

9

CASE

 

Mini-Conference Resources: 1992-1993

3

10

CASE

 

James Walker Entry

3

11

CASE

 

Marketing Higher Education

3

12

CASE

 

MTSU-Image Study Survey

4

1

Girls State

 

Rosters: 1988

4

2

Girls State

 

Rosters: 1989

4

3

Girls State

 

Rosters: 1990

4

4

Girls State

 

Rosters: 1991

4

5

Girls State

 

Rosters: 1992

4

6

Girls State

 

Rosters: 1993

4

7

Girls State

 

Rosters 1994

4

8

Girls State

 

Rosters 1995

4

9

Girls State

 

Rosters 1996

4

10

Girls State

 

Handbook 1980

4

11

Girls State

 

Handbook 1984

4

12

Girls State

 

Handbook 1986

4

13

Girls State

 

Handbook  1988

4

14

Girls State

 

Handbook 1989

4

15

Girls State

 

Handbook 1991

4

16

Girls State

 

Handbook 1992

4

17

Girls State

 

Handbook 1993

4

18

Girls State

 

Handbook 1995

4

19

Girls State

 

Handbook 1996

4

20

Girls State

 

Correspondence 1991-1996

4

21

Girls State

 

Newspaper Clippings 1975-1986

5

1

People, Building Dedications

People

Richard C. Peck: Eulogy and Memorial Fund 1975-1976

5

2

People, Building Dedications

People

Wallace Prescott: Newspapers and Biographical Information

5

3

People, Building Dedications

People

Joe Nunley: Biographical Sketch

5

4

People, Building Dedications

People

Sam Ingram: Honor Ceremony 1989

5

5

People, Building Dedications

People

Melvin Scarlett: Resignation 1976-1977

5

6

People, Building Dedications

People

Melvin Scarlett: Inauguration 1969

5

7

People, Building Dedications

People

Melvin Scarlett: Speeches

5

8

People, Building Dedications

People

Melvin Scarlett: Correspondence 1975-1978

5

9

People, Building Dedications

People

Gene Sloan: Correspondence 1965-1968

5

10

People, Building Dedications

People

Vice-President Walter Mondale: Visit Correspondence 1979

5

11

People, Building Dedications

People

President Bush: Correspondence 1988-1989

5

12

People, Building Dedications

People

John Bragg/Gordon: Commencement Speech

5

13

People, Building Dedications

People

Dot Harrison: Personal Correspondence 1992-1996

5

14

People, Building Dedications

People

Jim Sasser: Commencement Address

5

15

People, Building Dedications

Building Dedications

James Union Building: 1978

5

16

People, Building Dedications

Building Dedications

Kirksey Old Main and Peck 1978

5

17

People, Building Dedications

Building Dedications

KUC 1982

5

18

People, Building Dedications

Building Dedications

Nicks Hall 1988

5

19

People, Building Dedications

Building Dedications

Walker Library 1999

5

20

People, Building Dedications

Building Dedications

Scarlett Commons: Correspondence 1999

5

21

People, Building Dedications

Building Dedications

Scarlett Commons

5

22

People, Building Dedications

Building Dedications

Tennessee Livestock Pavilion 1981

5

23

People, Building Dedications

Building Dedications

Murphy Center 1973

6

1

Publicity, Campaigns, Alumni

Publicity

MTSU Press Releases 1980-1988

6

2

Publicity, Campaigns, Alumni

Publicity

MTSU Press Releases 1988-1996

6

3

Publicity, Campaigns, Alumni

Advertisements, Printed Material

1987-1990

6

4

Publicity, Campaigns, Alumni

Publicity

MTSU Logo Prints

6

5

Publicity, Campaigns, Alumni

Parents Day

1980 Welcome Letter

6

6

Publicity, Campaigns, Alumni

Public Relations Budget

Reports 1987-1994

6

7

Publicity, Campaigns, Alumni

Campus Events

1986-1992

6

8

Publicity, Campaigns, Alumni

Brochures

General MTSU Informative Brochures

6

9

Publicity, Campaigns, Alumni

Brochures

General MTSU Informative Brochures

6

10

Publicity, Campaigns, Alumni

Correspondence

1976-1996

6

11

Publicity, Campaigns, Alumni

Campus Maps

 

6

12

Publicity, Campaigns, Alumni

Publicity

Work with “The Burgundy Group”

6

13

Publicity, Campaigns, Alumni

Video Script

1996

6

14

Publicity, Campaigns, Alumni

Challenge Campaign

n.d.

6

15

Publicity, Campaigns, Alumni

Alumni Relations

Correspondence and Reports 1990-1996

6

16

Publicity, Campaigns, Alumni

Alumni

Banquet Programs 1987-1996

7

1

MTSU Newspaper Clippings

1971-1977

1971

7

2

MTSU Newspaper Clippings

1971-1977

1975

7

3

MTSU Newspaper Clippings

1971-1977

1975

7

4

MTSU Newspaper Clippings

1971-1977

1976

7

5

MTSU Newspaper Clippings

1971-1977

1977

7

6

MTSU Newspaper Clippings

1971-1977

1977

7

7

MTSU Newspaper Clippings

1971-1977

1977

8

1

MTSU Newspaper Clippings

1978-1982

1978

8

2

MTSU Newspaper Clippings

1978-1982

1978

8

3

MTSU Newspaper Clippings

1978-1982

1979

8

4

MTSU Newspaper Clippings

1978-1982

1980

8

5

MTSU Newspaper Clippings

1978-1982

1981

8

6

MTSU Newspaper Clippings

1978-1982

1982

9

1

MTSU Newspaper Clippings

1982-1985

1982

9

2

MTSU Newspaper Clippings

1982-1985

1983

9

3

MTSU Newspaper Clippings

1982-1985

1984

9

4

MTSU Newspaper Clippings

1982-1985

1985

9

5

MTSU Newspaper Clippings

1982-1985

1985

10

1

MTSU Newspaper Clippings

1986-1990

1986

10

2

MTSU Newspaper Clippings

1986-1990

1987

10

3

MTSU Newspaper Clippings

1986-1990

1988

10

4

MTSU Newspaper Clippings

1986-1990

1989

10

5

MTSU Newspaper Clippings

1986-1990

1990

10

6

MTSU Newspaper Clippings

1986-1990

1990