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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.

Beech River Project Aerial Photos

Beech River Aerial Photos

March-October 1963

For each construction project, the TVA took aerial photographs to monitor the progress. These photographs show the construction...

Tags: Dam Construction | Tennessee
Historic Photographs

Historic Photographs

January 1934 - July 1949

The TVA hired photographers to document life in the Tennessee Valley. The images in this exhibit showcases photographs taken by Charles Krutch...

Tags: Tennessee Valley
Homes Affected by Fort Loudoun Project

Fort Loudoun Homes

April 24-25, 1942

These images document the people and the homes which were displaced as a result of the construction of the Fort Loudoun Dam...

Tags: Relocation | Tennessee
Lewis Hine Photographs

Lewis Hine

October - November 1933

Photographer Lewis Hine was well-known for his work with social reform agencies like the National Child Labor Committee...

Tags: Tennessee
Work and Play

Working, Playing, Learning

December 1938 - April 1949

TVA photographers took over 500,000 photographs of the impact of TVA construction on people and landscapes...

Tags: Alabama | Georgia | Tennessee
Photographers of the TVA

Photographers of the TVA

November 3, 1936

This image shows TVA photographer Pare Lorenz working in the Great Smoky Mountains as a storm is approaching...

Tags: North Carolina | Tennessee
Fontana Dam Schools

Fontana Dam Schools


The photos of two schools at Fontana Dam, North Carolina in the early 1940s – Welch Cove Negro School and Fontana Village School...

Tags: African Americans | North Carolina
Study Tour of USSR

Study Tour of USSR


The 29th Executive Committee Meeting of the International Commission on Large Dams was held in Moscow from...

Tags: Dam Construction | Foreign Countries | Soviet Union
USSR Emblem

USSR Emblem

November 25, 1954

This photo from the Tennessee Valley Authority shows the hammer and sickle logo drawn on the side of a building. The accompanying records...

Tags: Cold War | Communism | Soviet Union | Tennessee
Accident Prevention

Accident Prevention


The Lexington Signal Depot (Kentucky) maintained a very successful workplace safety program during World War II...

Tags: Health | Industry | World War II