A student who takes her love of history outside the classroom and puts it to work was the guest on a recent “MTSU On the Record” radio program.
Host Gina Logue’s interview with Emily Tillman Hougland, an MTSU student pursuing a master’s degree in public history with an emphasis in museum studies and management, first aired June 7 on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and www.wmot.org.
You can listen to their conversation via the SoundCloud link below.
Hougland already has amassed a world of experience in her chosen field. While an undergraduate student at Northwest Missouri State University, she created a permanent display for the R. Keith Wood Public Safety Facility in Maryville, Missouri, depicting the city’s public safety history.
At MTSU, Hougland co-created a podcast titled “Preserving the Bottoms,” a deep dive into the history of the African American community in Murfreesboro.
Today, while studying for her master’s degree, she processes historical memorabilia at MTSU’s Albert Gore Research Center.
“We create a record of what we have, when it was created, who created it, where it came from, and then we do a description of what it is so that, in the future, if someone comes in wanting to research, they can go into our program and look up that item and see anything that’s related to it,” Hougland said of her work at the Gore Center.
To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at www.mtsunews.com.
For more information about the radio program, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.