Guide to the Tennessee Valley Authority Photographs, 1923 - 1938

Summary Information

Title: Tennessee Valley Authority Photographs, 1923 - 1938
Collection: AC.118
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Abstract:

Tennessee Valley Authority Collection of photographs includes twenty-eight photographs taken of Wheeler Dam, Pickwick Dam, Wilson Dam, machinery, turbine rooms, workers' homes, and other aspects concerning the Tennessee Valley Authority. Most photographs are not dated. The dated photographs are labeled either 1923 or 1938. Tennessee Valley Authority illustrates, through black and white photographs, the Tennessee Valley Authority's machinery, dams and worker's home from the early twentieth century.

Creator: Tennessee Valley Authority

Biographical/Historical Note

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) was the most important New Deal agency for the Appalachian Region. Established in 1933, the TVA provided electricity to the rural Tennessee Valley through the flooding of the nation's fifth largest river, the Tennessee River, through the construction of eight dams. This government funded projected cost $300 million. As a result, electricity within the TVA region increased from 3% to 90% within 22 years.

Scope and Contents

Tennessee Valley Authority Photographs includes twenty-eight photographs taken of Wheeler Dam, Pickwick Dam, Wilson Dam, machinery, turbine rooms, workers' homes, and other aspects concerning the Tennessee Valley Authority. Most photographs are not dated. The dated photographs are labeled either 1923 or 1938.

Arrangement

This collection is housed in one archival folder.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room without restrictions. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections. Photographs are housed separately within a cold storage unit. Please allow additional time to allow the photograph to adjust to room temperature.

Acquisitions Information

The collection was originally cataloged as a closed collection material before 1998. The source and donation/purchase date are unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley, 2000; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, March 2005

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.118: Tennessee Valley Authority Collection of Photographs, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Photographs, 1923-1938  Folder 1