Mission Statement

The Center for Popular Music's aim is to promote research and scholarship on American vernacular music, and to foster an understanding and appreciation of America's diverse musical culture and its global reach.


Towards this, the Center:

  • Manages and provides public access to a research archive
  • Presents public programs
  • Develops research projects
  • Disseminates scholarship through various media
  • Maintains a state-of-the-art recorded media preservation laboratory
  • Sustains the educational mission of Middle Tennessee State University

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American Vernacular Music Manuscripts

Kenneth S. Goldstein

My Homeland Tennessee

Charles K. Wolfe

Sam T Lucas



MTSU Box 41
1301 E. Main Street
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Room 140
Bragg Media & Entertainment Bldg.

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