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‘MTSU On the Record’ visits with experienced stude...

‘MTSU On the Record’ visits with experienced student historian-in-training

Emily Tillman Hougland, left, an MTSU student pursuing a master’s degree in public history with an emphasis in museum studies and management, is the guest on the “MTSU On the Record” radio program that aired June 7 with host Gina Logue on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and www.wmot.org. (Submitted photos of Hougland and historical display; WMOT and public history logos also shown)

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.

Emily Tillman Hougland (Photo submitted)
Emily Tillman Hougland
Gina K. Logue, MTSU News and Media Relations specialist
Gina K. Logue

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.

WMOT Roots Radio 89.5 FM logo

“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.

MTSU student Emily Tillman Hougland stands proudly in front of the permanent historical exhibit she created for the R. Keith Wood Public Safety Facility in Maryville, Mo.
MTSU student Emily Tillman Hougland stands proudly in front of the permanent historical exhibit she created for the R. Keith Wood Public Safety Facility in Maryville, Mo. (Photo submitted)
This panel is part of a permanent display in the R. Keith Wood Public Safety Facility in Maryville, Mo. The historical display was created by Emily Tillman Hougland before she transferred to MTSU, where she is pursuing a master's degree in public history.
This panel is part of a permanent display in the R. Keith Wood Public Safety Facility in Maryville, Mo. The historical display was created by Emily Tillman Hougland before she transferred to MTSU, where she is pursuing a master’s degree in public history. (Photo submitted)

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