Guide to the Norris Dam Photographs, 1934

Summary Information

Title: Norris Dam Photographs, 1934
Collection: AC.307
Extent: 3 linear feet (1 oversize folder)
Abstract:

The Norris Dam Photographs consist of two 32" x 8" black and white photographs of Norris Dam, dated 1934. Located in Cove Creek, Tennessee, the dam is on the Clinch River. This photograph depicts construction on March 20, 1934. Heavy equipment, trucks and other construction vehicles, and people at work appear in the image.

Creator: Clements, Rell

Biographical/Historical Note

The Norris Dam was one of the TVA's earliest dams. Construction began in 1933 and ended in 1936. Norris Dam is a straight concrete gravity-type dam, 265 feet high, and stretches 1,860 feet across the Clinch River. This park later became the part of Tennessee's state park system. The dam is named for Nebraska Senator George Norris, a longtime supporter of the TVA in particular.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of two 32" x 8" black and white photographs of Norris Dam, dated 1934. Located in Cove Creek, Tennessee, the dam is on the Clinch River. This photographs depict construction on March 20, 1934. Heavy equipment, trucks and other construction vehicles, and people at work appear in the image.

Arrangement

The collection consists of one folder containing two photographs.

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.

Acquisitions Information

The W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection purchased this collection from Bookworm and Silverfish. The accession number is AC.2006.021. It was opened to the public in May 2006. A second copy of the photograph, labeled Rell Clements, Clinton, Tennessee, was purchased from an unknown source in June 2011.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley, May 2006; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, May 2006. Additions to the collection and updates to the finding aid completed by Trevor McKenzie, November 2014. This collection was reprocessed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.307: Norris Dam Photographs, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

  Oversize

Photograph, March 20, 1934 

Folder 1

Photograph labeled Rell Clements, Clinton, Tennessee, March 20, 1934 

Folder 1