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Fontana Dam from an early promotional photo ~ Fontana Dam is the highest dam (480 feet) east of the Rockies. It was constructed between 1942 and 1945 by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), a federal agency, in an attempt to provide hydroelectric power for the war effort. As it turned out, its generators began to produce electricity only a few months before World War II ended.

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Wilson Dam, Alabama (Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)). Workers checking out at end of shift at a chemical engineering plant
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Wilson Dam, Alabama (Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)). Workers checking out at end of shift at a chemical engineering plant

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June 1942, Knox County, Tennessee (Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)). Mrs. Wiegel, farm wife, in her electric kitchen. Arthur Rothstein photographer
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June 1942, Knox County, Tennessee (Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)). Mrs. Wiegel, farm wife, in her electric kitchen. Arthur Rothstein photographer

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TVA liable for Kingston coal ash spill

U.S. District Judge Thomas Varlan said that "TVA is liable for the ultimate failure of North Dike which flowed, in part, from TVA's negligent nondiscretionary conduct."

A TVA Album: The Early Years, 1933-46 by the National Archives Southeast Region. On May 18, 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, a major piece of his New Deal program. Designed to raise the standard of living in an impoverished area, the agency’s work touched the lives of most people living in the region. The images in this postcard set portray the shared struggles and triumphs of "regular folk" whose lives were changed forever....
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A TVA Album: The Early Years, 1933-46 by the National Archives Southeast Region. On May 18, 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, a major piece of his New Deal program. Designed to raise the standard of living in an impoverished area, the agency’s work touched the lives of most people living in the region. The images in this postcard set portray the shared struggles and triumphs of "regular folk" whose lives were changed forever....

An operator adjusts a gate valve at the Tennessee Valley Authority synthetic amonia plant in the Muscle Shoals, Alabama area 1942

An operator adjusts a gate valve at the Tennessee Valley Authority synthetic amonia plant in the Muscle Shoals, Alabama area 1942

Original Caption: Millville, New Jersey - Textiles. Millville Manufacturing Co. [Woman pulling thread.], 1936    U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 69-RP-448    Photographer: Hine, Lewis    Subjects:  The New Deal  Tennessee Valley Authority  Works Progress Administration  Work Portraits  The Great Depression    Persistent URL: research.archives.gov/description/518677

Woman pulling thread, 1936

Original Caption: Millville, New Jersey - Textiles. Millville Manufacturing Co. [Woman pulling thread.], 1936 U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 69-RP-448 Photographer: Hine, Lewis Subjects: The New Deal Tennessee Valley Authority Works Progress Administration Work Portraits The Great Depression Persistent URL: research.archives.gov/description/518677 Repository: Still Picture Records Section, Special Media Archives Services Division (NWCS-S), National Archives at College Park, 8601…

"Electrification" in the Lenoir City, Tennessee Post Office ~~ Muralist:   David Stone Martin who worked as the supervisor of mural projects for the Federal Artists Project and as art director for the Tennessee Valley Authority in the 1930s and 40s. His 1940 mural, "Electrification," highlighted one of the New Deal's greatest achievements — bringing electricity to the most rural parts of America.  Photograph courtesy of the Public Buildings Service, General Services Administration.

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Control room of the Wheeler Dam powerhouse of the Tennessee Valley Authority, on the Tennessee River in Alabama. :: Alabama Photographs and Pictures Collection

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TVA Photography: Thirty Years of Life in the Tennessee Valley by Patricia Bernard Ezzell. $25.00. Publisher: University Press of Mississippi (September 5, 2003). Author: Patricia Bernard Ezzell

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TVA Photography: Thirty Years of Life in the Tennessee Valley by Patricia Bernard Ezzell. $25.00. Publisher: University Press of Mississippi (September 5, 2003). Author: Patricia Bernard Ezzell

Public reception room at the Wheeler Dam powerhouse of the Tennessee Valley Authority, on the Tennessee River in Alabama. :: Alabama Photographs and Pictures Collection
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The countryside near the Tennessee Valley Authority dam site, Douglas Dam vicinity, Tenn. (LOC)
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The countryside near the Tennessee Valley Authority dam site, Douglas Dam vicinity, Tenn. (LOC)

Palmer, Alfred T.,, photographer. The countryside near the Tennessee Valley Authority dam site, Douglas Dam vicinity, Tenn. 1942 June 1 transparency : color. Notes: Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. Subjects: Tennessee Valley Authority World War, 1939-1945 Dams United States--Tennessee Format: Transparencies--Color Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication. Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division…

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President Franklin Roosevelt signed the ambitious but controversial Tennessee Valley Authority Act 80 years ago on May 18, 1933, to provide navigation, flood control, electricity generation,...

1954 Christmas decorations and kitsch, documented in Tennessee Valley Authority records. We have these photos at the National Archives, and I love them so much I blogged about them. More on my web site.