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Tennessee Valley Authority (Special Collections): Photographs

This research guide highlights primary sources and research materials regarding the Tennessee Valley Authority. Available formats include rare books, manuscripts, letters, diaries, photographs, and digital collections.

Tennessee Valley Photographs

black and white photograph of the Tennessee River
Tennessee River

Manuscript Collections

Norris Dam Photos, circa 1933 (MS.2005)
This collection contains photographs documenting the construction of Norris Dam, the first dam built by TVA.

TVA Excavation/Charleton, Tennessee Photo Album, 1937 (MS.2729)
 This collection consists of photographs, dated October 7, 1937, of a TVA excavation site near Charleton, Tennessee.


Rare Books

TVA photography : Thirty Years of Life in the Tennessee Valley. 2003 (TK1425.M8 E98 2003)
Tennessee Valley Authority. [Photographs of Bridges in Tennessee Valley Area]. 1935-1945 (TG149.T4)

Special Collections Contact Information

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Special Collections
1015 Volunteer Boulevard
Knoxville, TN 37996
(865) 974-4480

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