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Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 44 Collections and/or Records:

Big Spring Church history by Mr. W. S. Rosenbalm, 1934.

Identifier: MM.1997.036
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History of Big Spring Church (organized 1800? 1796?, Claiborne County, Tenn.). November 22, 1934, letter from W. S. Rosenbalm, Tazewell, Tenn., to John I. Snyder (Director, Land Acquisition, TVA) re: history of the Big Spring Church, its cemetery, is land to be taken for Norris Reservoir? LS 2 pp. (1 pc.) + 3 related memos and letters, a postcard of the church, and a printed page of church history.

Dates: 1934

Bringing Tourists to Town. National Trust for Historic Preservation & Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Workshop (1986).

Identifier: MSC 0507
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Bringing Tourists to Town. National Trust for Historic Preservation & Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Workshop (1986)

Dates: 1986

David Dale Dickey memoirs, “My Recollections of the Early Fight Against Tellico Dam.”

Identifier: MM.2004.010
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David Dale Dickey memoirs re: Little Tennessee River and Tellico Dam controversy entitled “My Recollections of the Early Fight Against Tellico Dam.” 2003. 7 PP. + copies of correspondence. PHOTOCOPY. (2nd copy added 9-30-2008).

Dates: 2003-2008

Earl E. Leming Collection (Gift of Mona Lisa Reagan).

Identifier: MSC 0606
Scope and Contents The collection includes the papers of Earl Edward Leming of Knoxville, Tenn. He was married to Almeda W. Leming. Subjects include Mr. Leming’s work at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in a number of capacities, including file clerk, Finance Department, and as a Police Officer at Norris, Tenn. He was involved in the building of Norris Dam, served in the U.S. Army during WWII, and became an attorney in Knoxville, Tenn. He argued a winning case before the U.S. Supreme Court. In addition to...
Dates: 1830-1950

“Early Iron Industry in Vicinity of Norris Reservoir, 1820-1928” by Marshall A. Wilson, 1934-1935, Tennessee Valley Authority.) (photocopy)

Identifier: MM.2001.001
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“Early Iron Industry in Vicinity of Norris Reservoir, 1820-1928” by Marshall A. Wilson, Agricultural-Industries Division, 1934-1935, Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, Tenn. Photocopy of 29-page report + February 26, 1936 memo from Mary U. Rothrock.

Dates: 1934-1935

Edwin Jones Best, Sr. Collection.

Identifier: MSC 0272
Scope and Contents Research and writings of Edwin Jones Best, Sr., of Blount County, Tenn. (died 1993). Subjects include Greenback and Maryville, Tenn.; post offices; Civil War; businesses; churches; papers of W. B. Kerr & Company, 1911-1919; account books from East Tennessee businesses; extracts from the Maryville Daily Times; correspondence to Miss Cora Hammontree re: Charles Henly, ca. 1889-1897; J. B. McCollum manuscripts, 1851-1947; U.S. Official Postal Guides, 1880-1904 (some gaps); diaries of Mary...
Dates: 1889-1950

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...
Dates: 1924-1992

Gilbertsville Camp photographs, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

Identifier: PC 0066
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Gilbertsville Camp Photographs, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)  Gilbertsville in Marshall County Ky. was relocated 1938-1944 for the building of Kentucky Dam by the TVA. The dam was dedicated in 1945 by President Harry S. Truman.

Dates: 1938-1944

Jesse Cobb Mills Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0783
Scope and Contents Jesse Cobb Mills (1921-1995) was a native of Hawkins County, Tennessee. He won a scholarship in a contest in 1938 to Harvard University where he graduated in 1942 after studying international law. While he had hoped for a career in diplomatic service, he was drafted into the army in 1942 to work in personnel in officer training. He was awarded a master’s degree in English from the University of Tennessee in 1951 where he was working on a master’s degree in history and also teaching freshman...
Dates: 1930s-1990s

“Knoxville Now” An Opportunity To Build A Better Knoxville By Helping Others Help Themselves. By Avon W. Rollins, TVA. April 2, 1973.

Identifier: MM.2003.012
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“Knoxville Now” An Opportunity To Build A Better Knoxville By Helping Others Help Themselves. By Avon W. Rollins, Social Science Analyst, Division of Navigation Development and Regional Studies, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), Knoxville, Tenn. April 2, 1973. Audio Transcript of Slide Presentation. Typescript. 15 pp.

Dates: 1973

Lillian Mashburn Collection

Identifier: MSC 0988
Scope and Contents The Lillian Mashburn Collection contains newspaper clippings, brochures, and publications relating to both TVA’s Watts Bar nuclear facility whistleblower scandal and the Butcher brothers bank fraud scandal, both in 1980s East Tennessee. Other materials including correspondence, writings, real photo postcards, and genealogies reveal information about Mashburn’s ancestors and heritage. Newspaper clippings comprise a majority of the collection, recounting the breaking and...
Dates: 1865 - 1994; Majority of material found within 1985 - 1994

Mary U. Rothrock Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0242
Scope and Contents Mary Utopia Rothrock (1890-1976) papers. Weeded by Miss Rothrock before donation. Subject divisions include: Biographical material; library; speeches, writings and publishing; history textbooks; historical research; Tennessee Historical Commission; historic preservation; McClung Collection; East Tennessee Historical Society; other historical societies; hereditary societies and groups; Rothrock genealogy; correspondence and papers; diaries and calendars; person papers--property holdings,...
Dates: 1908-1974

Norris Dam 80th anniversary / Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) material, July 2016. Ephemera.

Identifier: MSC 0551
Scope and Contents Norris Dam 80th anniversary / Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) material, July 2016. Includes printed material, paper fans, exhibit passport ((stamped), seeds, rubber bracelet, plastic water bottle, bumper stickers, notebooks, stickers, etc. Materials distributed at the 80th anniversary celebration (1936-2016) of Norris Dam, Norris, Tenn. July 2016. Also, material from TVA re: energy, American Red Cross, McClung Museum, etc. 2 of each item. Ephemera. Also, one copy of The Norris Bulletin (v....
Dates: 2016

Norris, Tennessee and other Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) architectural plans and drawings by Osborne H. Graves, T 12, Fountain City, Tenn.

Identifier: APD 0013
Scope and Contents Blue Line Drawings: 1. Preliminary General Study, Potential Recreation Area., Hamilton County, Tenn. 5-29-1936. 2. Wheeler Dam Reservation, Public Parking Area and Vicinity. 2-9-1938. 3. Norris Dam Quarry Landing, Plot Plan for Comfort Station. 1-9-1938. 4. Norris Dam Town Site, Planting Plan for the School and Vicinity. 3-1-1935. 5. Norris Dam Town Site, Grading Plan Business Center. 7-21-1934. (Blue lines 3 23x35; 2 39.5x54 inches) Photostats: 1. Plan of Development,...
Dates: 1934 - 1938

Oral Interview transcriptions (TVA)

Identifier: MSC 0965
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Oral histories from various individuals that lived in Norris Basin communities (Big Valley) taken over by Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Interviewees surnames – Anderson, Harris, Henegar, Hill, Irwin, Longmire, MacKeck, Northern, Ousley, Palmer, Rogers, Sampson, Snodderly, Stiner, Stooksbury, Taylor. Interviews divided by topic.

Dates: circa 1950s

P. D. Klusmeier Photograph Albums and Transit Book.

Identifier: PAS 0099
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Small record book has following information on the front cover: “Book 4, LOG, P. D. Klusmeier, 4, Transit Book, Mar. 3, 1933--Mar. 18, 1935.” and four photograph albums of scenes from various states, many of which seem to be TVA related. Many photographs of airplanes and airports.

Dates: 1933-1945

Panorama photographs of TVA dams

Identifier: QSPC 2016.007--010
Scope and Contents QSPC 2016.007 Panorama photograph of Cherokee Dam, 3/5/1941, carpenters 3rd shift -- Paul Jones foreman, 10"h x 36.75"w Rell Clements, Norris, Tenn. QSPC 2016.008 Panorama photograph of carpenters at Hiwassee Dam (N.C.), photo #1048, 10"h x 43"w, c. 10/3/1939. QSPC 2016.009 Panorama photograph of Norris Dam under construction (looking upstream) 10"h x 36.5"w, date? QSPC 2016.010 Panorama photograph of Pickwick Dam, G. P. Tulloss carpenter crew, 10"h x 17.5"w, c. 10/29/1937 Photo Rell...
Dates: 1930s-1940s

Peter Alliman Collection--Snail Darter Lawsuit.

Identifier: MSC 0561
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Peter Alliman Collection--Snail Darter Lawsuit  

Dates: 1977-1980

Photocopies of photographs taken by Lewis W. Hine

Identifier: SPC 2003.004
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Photocopies of photographs taken by Lewis W. Hine for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) of the Norris Dam area, and scenes of East Tennessee life (including making sorghum molasses, weaving, spinning, Southern Potteries, Kingsport Press, CCC camp, etc.).

Dates: 1930s

Photographs of the Tennessee Valley taken by Lewis Hine taken in 1933 for the Tennessee Valley Authority.

Identifier: SPC 2015.021
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Photographs of the Tennessee Valley taken by Lewis Hine taken in 1933 for the Tennessee Valley Authority (9 prints)

Dates: 1933

Reproductions of Lewis Hine photographs

Identifier: SPC 2022.015
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Front of each sheet has an 8x10 photocopy of a Lewis Hine photograph for the TVA. Reverse has photo description, topics for discussion and activities based on the photograph.

Dates: 1933

Robert E. Hamilton Collection.

Identifier: MM.1982.002
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Material regarding Robert E. Hamilton’s injuries sustained from a work-related accident for TVA at Pickwick Dam, April 12, 1937. Includes correspondence re: claims, doctors’ statements and medical reports, and affidavits. 1938-1942. PHOTOCOPIES.

Dates: 1938-1942

“Save the Little T” bumper sticker

Identifier: Artifact 2019.045
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Bumper sticker protesting the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Tellico Project. The “Little T” was the Little Tennessee River, which would be destroyed by TVA’s dam.

Dates: 1970s

Tellico and Old Block House Research.

Identifier: MSC 0872
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Photocopies of historic documents relating to the Tellico Block House commissioned by Jesse Mills, TVA Librarian, for the Tellico Dam. Research done by William Hershey. Tellico and Old Block House Research

Dates: undated

Tellico Dam Controversy (articles and clippings) (Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning) (recd. via Richard Lorenz)

Identifier: MSC 0610
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The Tellico Dam Controversy (clippings and other information re: controversy with TVA). March 1965. Tellico Dam Project (formerly known as the Fort Loudoun Extension) on the Little River). Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning (TCWP).

Dates: 1965; 1997

Tellico Dam Project photographs, 1974-1980. Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

Identifier: PC 0028
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Tellico Dam Project photographs, 1974-1977, 1980. Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Each photograph has printed Identification and caption. 8"x10” b&w photographs. 268 photographs in 14 folders. Photographers: Arvilee Burnette, Knoxville, and Lloyd J. Foster. One non-Tellico Dam photograph of Widow’s Creek Steam Plant taken by Hoyle E. Hickey, Chattanooga. Memorandums consist of progress information and status reports.

Dates: 1974-1980

Tellico material and National Register forms. (Gift of Beverly Burbage).

Identifier: MSC 0873
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Some land acquisition records made for TVA for Tellico Dam by eminent domain received from Beverly Burbage; also National Register photographs from research by Beverly Burbage

Dates: 1972-1980

Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Finance Division panoramic photograph, December 5, 1935. (Gift of Bob & Elaine Russell)

Identifier: SPC 2019.065
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Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Finance Division panoramic photograph, December 5, 1935. (Gift of Bob & Elaine Russell) (11x21”)

Dates: 1935

Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) map

Identifier: Q Ephemera 2021.002
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"Tennessee Valley Area: Profile of Tennessee & Clinch Rivers Showing Existing & Proposed Dams" color map of Tennessee Valley Reverse: Photographs of TVA dams, during construction and in operation.

Dates: circa 1937