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Tennessee Valley Authority Reports

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0828

This collection houses reports (many originally intended for use only within the TVA), summaries, articles, and a thesis documenting the activities of the Tennessee Valley Authority between 1933 and 1973.

Dates

  • 1933-1973

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

4 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses reports (many originally intended for use only within the TVA), summaries, articles, and a thesis documenting the activities of the Tennessee Valley Authority between 1933 and 1973.

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 an area of approximately 41,000 square miles.

Arrangement

Collection consists of four boxes divided into five series:

  1. Series I: Preliminary and Confidential Reports, 1935 April 25, September 4
  2. Series II: TVA Department of Regional Planning Studies, Social and Economic Research Division Reports, 1935 February 8-1941 April 14, undated
  3. Series III: Regional Summaries of Resources and Watershed Reports, 1962 August-1968 June
  4. Series IV: Thesis, 1972 August
  5. Series V: Other Reports and Articles Pertaining to the TVA, 1933-1973 June

Acquisition Note

This collection is property of the University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections.

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