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R. L. Iddins Photographs of the Watauga Dam Area

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1637

These six photographs show the areas that were flooded when the TVA completed the Watauga Dam in 1948.

Dates

  • 1942 September 24

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

Abstract

These six photographs show the areas that were flooded when the TVA completed the Watauga Dam in 1948.

Biographical/Historical Note

Richard LeRoy Iddins was born on July 22, 1901 in Tennessee. He worked as a state highway engineer for at least part of his professional career and died in April of 1985 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Construction of the Watauga Dam began in 1942, but was delayed due to World War II and was not completed until 1948. The dam is hydroelectric and stands at 318 feet high.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

These photographs are property of 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