National Archives at Atlanta

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Allocation of Product

Product for Oppenheimer

February 22, 1944

This form describes a shipment from Oak Ridge, Tennessee to Los Alamos, New Mexico. The product weighed only 1400 milligrams...

Tags: Manhattan Project | Tennessee | World War II
Photograph of Cyclotron

Photograph of Cyclotron


This photograph shows a young scientist viewing a diagram of a cyclotron. The photograph was either taken at Harvard University or...

Tags: Manhattan Project | Tennessee | World War II
Little League Court Case

Little League Court Case


In 1972, The Lannon Manufacturing Company sued Little League and Athlone Industries over controversy...

Tags: Baseball | Little League | Tennessee
Speech by David Lilienthal

Lilienthal Speech

June 21, 1940

Eager to establish his organization as a major player in the mobilization for war, TVA Director David Lilienthal presented...

Tags: Speeches | Tennessee | World War II
Power Controversy at  Volunteer Ordnance Works

Power Controversy

October-November 1941

Congressman Estes Kefauver of Tennessee's 3rd District became involved in a dispute over who would provide electrical power to...

Tags: Electricity | Tennessee | World War II
Selective Service Deferment for TVA Jobs

Deferment for TVA Jobs

October 1942

While there were many TVA employees who enlisted or were drafted for service in World War II, the Authority identified 882 positions...

Tags: Draft Registration | Tennessee | 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