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Army –  Navy "E" Award for Nitrate Plant #2

Army-Navy "E" Award

March-April 1943

In a ceremony on April 7, 1943, Nitrate Plant #2 was presented the Army – Navy "E" Award from Under Secretary of War Robert Patterson...

Tags: Alabama | Industry | World War II
Propaganda Posters

Propaganda Posters


The TVA used posters, flyers, billboards, and other propaganda to promote their participation in the war effort...

Tags: Propaganda | Tennessee Valley | World War II
Oral History Interview of Geraldine R. Byrd

Oral History Interview

September 16, 1992

Decades later, the TVA interviewed former workers from the World War II years and maintained the transcripts. One of the interviewees...

Tags: Alabama | Labor | World War II
Tennessee Valley Labor Pool

Tennessee Valley Labor

May7-16, 1942

Already involved in power generation, agriculture, dam construction, malaria eradication, munitions manufacture, and other war-related tasks...

Tags: Labor | Tennessee | Washington D.C. | World War II
Dams Built for the War

Dams Built for War


The TVA built three dams in record time to support the increased electric power demand of war industries: Fontana, Cherokee, and Douglas...

Tags: Dam Construction | North Carolina | Tennessee | World War II
TVA Offers Assistance to the War Department

TVA Offers Assistance

July 17, 1941

Even before the United States declared war on Germany and Japan, the TVA anticipated its potential contributions to the various missions...

Tags: Tennessee | Washington D.C. | World War II
Mobilizing the Region's Agricultural Resources for War

War Production

ca. 1942

In its continuing effort to communicate the benefits of electricity to the Tennessee Valley region, TVA photographed various scenes of...

Tags: Industry | Tennessee | World War II
	Discrimination Complaint

Discrimination Complaint


Formed out of Executive Order 8802, which promised federal support for equal opportunity in the workforce...

Tags: African Americans | Race Relations | Tennessee | World War II
	Norris Town Map

Norris Town map

ca, 1936

This map of Norris, Tennessee, shows its proximity to the Norris Dam site.

Tags: City Planning | Map | Tennessee

Details of Town Planning

ca. 1934

TVA architects designed the minute details of the town of Norris, including street lights, lamp posts, and garbage receptacles...

Tags: City Planning | Public Facilities | Tennessee Valley