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Agriculture Resources for War

Agricultural Resources

May 11, 1942

Not wanting to be known for strictly providing electric power for the war effort, the TVA continued to expand its scope in the early war years...

Tags: Tennessee | World War II
Kudzu as Ground Cover

Kudzu as Ground Cover

March 24, 1937

Kudzu is a vine native to Southeast Asia that was introduced to the U.S. Southeast as a cover plant to prevent soil erosion. Due to the climate...

Tags: Erosion | Tennessee
Control of Soil Erosion

Control of Soil Erosion

August 20, 1936

This report outlines the Tennessee Valley's problems with soil erosion and proposes solutions...

Tags: Erosion | Tennessee
Reforestation Project

Reforestation Project

January 1956

These photographs show Mr. and Mrs. Sollie Wiseman from Benton County, Tennessee whose land was reforested by family and friends in 1949...

Tags: Tennessee
Flood Relief

Flood Relief

january 1937

The Ohio River flooded in January 1937, causing considerable damage from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Cairo, Illinois. The Tennessee Valley Authority...

Tags: Floods | Kentucky | Tennessee
Impounded Reservoirs and Malaria Control

Malaria Control

Juny 7, 1941

The eradication of mosquitoes is crucial in the efforts to control malaria. This report illustrates the difficulty of mosquito control...

Tags: Kentucky | Malaria Prevention | Tennessee
Hill v. TVA Complaint

Hill v. TVA

February 18, 1976

Upon discovering that the snail darter would be adversely affected by the damming of the Tennessee River, Hiram Hill—a law student at University of Tennessee...

Tags: Dam Construction | Tennessee
Snail Darter Controversy

Snail Darter Controversey

March 27, 1977

While TVA was constructing the Tellico Dam, it was discovered that a fish—the snail darter—would be adversely affected by the reservoir...

Tags: Dam Construction | Tennessee
The T-Rific Two!

The T-Rific Two!

June 20, 1978

In response to the snail darter controversy, the theater group The Play Group penned a play called The T-Rific Two! The tag line was "We Bring...

Tags: Dam Construction | Tennessee
Snail Darter Correspondence

snail Darter Correspondence

July 18, 1978

The controversy regarding the snail darter and the construction of Tellico Dam inspired concerned citizens to express their opinions to TVA...

Tags: Dam Construction | Tennessee