Powering the War
When the Tennessee Valley Authority Act was signed in 1933, TVA was given the charge, among other things, "to provide for the national defense by the creation of a corporation for the operation of government properties at and near Muscle Shoals in the State of Alabama, and for other purposes." As it became apparent that the United States would be joining World War II, TVA stepped up production to meet the war needs.
Dam Construction

construction of dams

June 1, 1942

Population Removal Report

Family Removal

October 1, 1944

We won't let 'em down

War Posters

November 6, 1942

Maps and Surveys

Mapping the European Front


Selection of the Oak Ridge Site

Selection of Oak Ridge

August 12, 1942

Lend-Lease Program with Russia

Lend-lease with Russia

September 23, 1942

Pedersen Process

Extracting Alumina

July 21, 1942

National Defense Aspects of the Tennessee Valley

Map of TVA Projects

December 26, 1941

Accolades from the War Department

War Dept. Accolades

September 5, 1942