TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY [TVA],
RECORD GROUP 142
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Administers a unified program of resource conservation, development, and use in the Tennessee River Valley. Encourages the economic development of the region.

Boren Family Relocation

Boren Family Relocation

August 10, 1966

Thousands of families were relocated as a result of TVA's dam projects, and their unique stories allow us to see beyond the administrative paperwork involved...

Tags: Relocation | Tennessee
Ross Family Relocation

Ross Family Relocation

March 1965-July 1966

The happiness of the people being removed, while not one of TVA's priorities, was assuredly a concern. Indeed, in this narrative about the Ross family's removal...

Tags: Kentucky | Relocation
Before and After

Before and After

June-July 1966

Relocation not only resulted in new houses for families, but new amenities as well, such as running water and electrical appliances...

Tags: Kentucky | Relocation
Stookesbury Displacement

Stookesbury Displacement

ca. 1934

TVA records documenting displacement are found across several series of records in the National Archives at Atlanta's holdings, and the story ...

Tags: Relocation | Tennessee
Dealing with Furriners

Dealing with "Furriners"

March 23, 1953

In a response to F. Stuart Chapin, Project Director for the Savannah River Urbanization Study, TVA Director Raymond Paty talks about lessons...

Tags: North Carolina | Relocation | Tennessee
Difficulties in Displacement

Difficulties in Displacement

January-July 1946

TVA was limited in the assistance they could provide to relocating families by the Tennessee Valley Authority Act of 1933, which stated...

Tags: Relocation | Tennessee
Readjustment of Families

Readjustment of Families

June 1, 1943

TVA recognized that their activities in the valley disrupted communities, and the readjustment program they administrated was designed specifically to...

Tags: Relocation | Tennessee Valley
Condemnation Procedures

Condemnation Procedures

May 28, 1965

The congressional act which established TVA gave them the right of eminent domain, that is, the power to take private property and convert...

Tags: Relocation | Tennessee Valley
Smith Family Moving

Smith Family Moving

February 4, 1939

 
This photograph shows Hugh Smith on the day that his family moved from Hoitt Avenue in Knoxville, Tennessee...

Tags: Relocation | Tennessee
Hickory Grove Cemetery

Hickory Grove Cemetery

August 10, 1939

This is an image of Hickory Grove Cemetery in Eddyville, Kentucky...

Tags: Cemeteries | Kentucky