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George P. Palo Papers, 1924-1992.

Identifier: MSC 0899

Scope and Contents

Papers of George P. Palo and wife Anne L. Groebler Palo (Annie), 1924-1967 (with only a few gaps). They lived in Knoxville from the mid-1930s until the late 1980s, when they moved to Rochester, Minn. Mr. Palo served as the Chief Engineer of TVA. Most of the papers are letters from George P. Palo to his mother, father, sisters and in-laws, and journals kept by the Palos on their world travels. Several of the letters contain notes from Anne to family. There are several photographs in the collection. Subjects include: World War II, the Great Depression, life in Knoxville, life in New York, college life at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Also included are diaries of the trips and vacations, including trips to England, Europe, and Puerto Rico taken by George and Anne. Various clippings and letters to Mr. Palo's father are also in the collection. Mr. Palo died Feb. 7, 2001 in Rochester, Minn. (copy of obituary added to box)


  • 1924-1992

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Material is available for research. Prior arrangement MUST be made by contacting the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection at


5 boxes

George P. Palo Papers, 1924-1992.
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Repository Details

Part of the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection Repository

601 S Gay Street
3rd floor
Knoxville Tennessee 37902 United States