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"With the Tennessee Valley Authority"

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1256

This collection includes pages from Knoxville Labor News featuring the "With the Tennessee Valley Authority" article during 1936 and 1937. The column, edited by Katherine Buckles, was a recurring full-page section in the paper that included several articles and columns each week focusing on Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and its events, projects, and policies. Also included is one copy of the April 23, 1936 issue of the Norris News.

Dates

  • 1936-1937

Language

This material is written in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This collection includes pages from Knoxville Labor News featuring the "With the Tennessee Valley Authority" article during 1936 and 1937. Also included is one copy of the April 23, 1936 issue of the Norris News.

Biographical/Historical Note

Knoxville Labor News was a weekly local newspaper in Knoxville, Tennessee, that was in publication from 1933 and 1947 under the endorsement of the Knoxville Central Labor Union and the American Federation of Labor.

Katherine "Kit" Buckles was born in Coffeyville, Kansas on February 13, 1907. Buckles worked with the Tennessee Valley Authority in 1936 and during her time there, she served as the editor of the TVA section of the Knoxville Labor News which highlighted the work of the local American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) branch. By early 1937, Buckles had left TVA. She married twice, first to Elliott Schryver and later to Ted Egri. Buckles was an adamant labor organizer and member of the Communist Party. She was also a vocal supporter of African-American voting and civil rights, working with the NAACP in the 1940s. Due to these political activities, Buckles briefly became a person of interest for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. She died January 10, 1998.

Arrangement

This collection is in one folder.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480