"With the Tennessee Valley Authority"
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.
This material is written in English.
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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.
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.
This collection is in one folder.
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University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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