National Archives at Atlanta

National Archives at Atlanta

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Report on the Negro Situation

Fontana Dam

July 14, 1942

Racial tensions ran high on the construction site of Fontana Dam. On July 1, 1942, after blacks were hired to work on the site...

Tags: African Americans | Dam Construction | North Carolina | World War II
Corps of Engineers Expenditures

COE Budget

June 30, 1944

The Army Corps of Engineers, an organization which specializes in waterway maintenance and improvement, was given the additional...

Tags: Budget | North Carolina | World War II
Inland Waterway Progress Map

Inland Waterways

June 1944

While some Americans were storming the Normandy beaches on D-Day, the Army Corps of Engineers reported on the progress...

Tags: North Carolina | Waterways | World War II
Western Union Telegram

Train Collision

August 31, 1943

Increased traffic on the railways brought more accidents, like the one described by this Western Union telegram...

Tags: North Carolina | Railroads | World War II
Population Removal Report

Family Removal

October 1, 1944

Thousands of families were removed from their homes to accommodate the construction of Fontana Dam. This report describes...

Tags: Dam Construction | North Carolina | World War II
Letter Describing Discrimination of Textile Workers

Textile Workers discrimination

November 24, 1944

This letter is addressed to Dr. Witherspoon Dodge, regional director of the FEPC in Atlanta. It describes differences in pay...

Tags: Georgia | North Carolina | Race Relations | World War II
Newspaper Offers to Sponsor an Indian Baseball Game

Indian Baseball Game

November 1921

In 1921, the Charlotte Observer wrote to the Superintendant of the U.S. Cherokee School offering to sponsor an Indian baseball game...

Tags: Baseball | Native Americans | North Carolina
Appeal for Bus

Appeal for Bus

March 1945

During World War II, many items including gasoline and tires were strictly rationed. The Capital Club baseball club submitted...

Tags: Baseball | Georgia | North Carolina
Brooklyn Dodgers

Brooklyn Dodgers

July 7, 1945

The Brooklyn Dodgers visited the Marine Corps Air Station at Cherry Point, North Carolina in July 1945...

Tags: Baseball | Brooklyn Dodgers | North Carolina
Job Corps Baseball Game

Job Corps Baseball Game


Founded in the mid-1960's to provide free vocational training to America's youth, the Job Corps wasn't all work...

Tags: Baseball | North Carolina