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Ethics, Epidemics, & Education: Public Health and the Federal Government

An exhibit featuring public health documents from the National Archives at Atlanta. Throughout history, our representatives have implemented policies aimed at improving the health of our citizens. These actions have not been without controversy. Our records bear evidence of this dual legacy in regard to public awareness, legal and social issues, preventative measures, occupational safety, environmental impacts, and global outreach.

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The Long Simmer: THE COLD WAR And the American South

An exhibit featuring Cold War documents from the National Archives at Atlanta. These records include documentation of the space program, nuclear research and development, civil defense, and the effects of these programs on the social and political environment of the Southeast.

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Valley of the dams: The Impact & legacy of the TVA

An exhibit featuring Tennessee Valley Authority documents from the National Archives at Atlanta. Since its creation, TVA has been both controversial and transformational, affecting the people and the environment in seven states and blurring the lines between the rights and responsibilities of the private and public sectors. It's had a tremendous impact on the electrification of the South, national defense, the evolution of the post-war economy, the environment, and the development
of alternative power sources.

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The Enduring Chronicle

An exhibit featuring civil rights documents from the National Archives at Atlanta. From Civil War interment reports to court cases enforcing the 15th Amendment in 1871 to the records of the establishment of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday in the 1980s and 1990s, these unique and diverse holdings span more than a century of American history.

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WE'll Back Our Boys: The Southern Home Front During World War II

An exhibit featuring World War II era documents from the National Archives at Atlanta. Following the hard economic times of the 1920s and 1930s, the years during World War II brought both new hardships and opportunities to the South. Many men left for war, but jobs in ship building, airplane construction, ordnance manufacture, and even nuclear enrichment ushered in modernization amid the segregation of the Jim Crow era. Towns exploded into cities bringing new demographics and ideas to the region and its workforce. These stories of labor and production, science and technology, segregation and civil rights, working women, and military preparedness maintain a legacy in the South today.

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The National Pastime at the National Archives

An exhibit featuring baseball documents from the National Archives at Atlanta. Ken Burns, creator of the definitive PBS documentary, "Baseball," refers to the National Archives as "the Nation's attic." For a program in July 2012, staff members of the National Archives at Atlanta decided to rummage through their archival "attic" to see what they could find related to the game of baseball. The result is a surprisingly eclectic mix of materials from federal agencies as diverse as NASA, the Bureau of Prisons, and the Forest Service, among several others.

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