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Tennessee Valley Authority Pamphlet Collection

Identifier: MS-0631

  • Staff Only

This collection houses over 300 pamphlets describing the TVA's activities between 1933 and 1965.


  • 1933-1965

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.


5 Linear Feet (5 record boxes)


This collection houses over 300 pamphlets describing the TVA's activities between 1933 and 1965.

Biographical/Historical Note

The U. S. Congress formed the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in 1933 in order to rectify poor conditions in the Tennessee River Valley, including destructive floods, deforestation, erosion, and periodic unnavigability of the Tennessee River. As an independent agency of the executive department, the TVA is governed by a board of three directors appointed by the President (and subject to Senate approval) who serve for terms of nine years. Among the TVA's various projects are dams (including 26 built by the TVA), electric power, and research into such topics as clean coal, forestry, and wildlife conservation. The TVA is currently headquartered in Knoxville and serves and area of approximately 41,000 square miles.


Collection consists of five boxes divided into eight series:

  1. Series I: General Information on TVA: History, objectives, and operations, 1933-1965
  2. Series II: Internal structures of TVA, 1936-1964
  3. Series III: Social and Economic Impact of the TVA, 1934-1955
  4. Series IV: TVA and Forestry, 1940-1956
  5. Series V: Engineering Data and Research, 1933-1965
  6. Series VI: Agricultural Data and Research, 1933-1957
  7. Series VII: Recreation and Tourism, 1935-1950
  8. Series VIII: Additions Reports, 1934-1964

Repository Details

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

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA