National Archives at Atlanta

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Jean Paul Sartre Visits TVA

Sartre Visits TVA

January 30, 1945

This itinerary shows that French philosopher Jean Paul Sartre visited sites of the Tennessee Valley Authority with seven other French...

Tags: Tennessee Valley | World War II
Land Condemnation

Land Condemnation

May 10, 1941

Even before the war began, the U.S. District Courts were busy condemning land on behalf of the federal government. In this case...

Tags: Eminent Domain | Kentucky | World War II
Propaganda Posters

Propaganda Posters

ca. 1943

During the war, strikes by coal miners threatened the nation's wartime production which led to some mines being taken over and run...

Tags: Labor | Propaganda | World War II
Danger Zone Established

Danger Zone Established

April-August 1941

In August 1941, Secretary of War Henry Stimson approved the establishment of a danger area in the Gulf of Mexico near Tampa...

Tags: Florida | Map | Waterways | World War II
Conversion of Airplanes for Malaria Control in Greece

Malaria control

June-September 1945

The United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) was an international agency which coordinated measures...

Tags: Foreign Countries | Health | Malaria Prevention | World War II
Aerial View of K-25

"Salute" Newsletter

May 14, 1943

Many military installations published their own newsletters during the war in order to inform and entertain their civilian...

Tags: Georgia | Newsletters | World War II
Girls Who Wear Glasses

Girls Who Wear Glasses

June 11, 1943

The "Salute" newsletter published by the Augusta Arsenal frequently offered beauty tips to its female population...

Tags: Fashion | Georgia | Women | World War II
Augusta Arsenal Baseball Game

Arsenal Baseball Game

ca. 1944

During World War II, many military installations fielded their own baseball teams. These teams competed against other local teams...

Tags: Baseball | Georgia | World War II
Letter from Serviceman

Letter from Serviceman

May 16, 1944

A former Fish and Wildlife Service employee, who was serving in the military in Great Britain, sent a letter to his former employer...

Tags: Baseball | Foreign Countries | World War II
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