Created by the federal government in 1933 to revitalize a region twice the size of New England, the Tennessee Valley Authority began as an experiment of unprecedented proportions. Seen here through picture postcards, the dramatic achievements of the TVA take on a personal aspect, as individuals visit the hydroelectric projects and enjoy the newly created recreational opportunities. Tangible benefits are also documented, such as improved navigation, new roads and bridges, and abundant and inexpensive electricity. Influenced by such visionaries as Gifford Pinchot, Theodore Roosevelt, and George Norris, the agency also dealt with regional issues, including river commerce, soil conservation, and flood control.
In the wake of the Great Depression, one of President Franklin Roosevelt’s most successful New Deal programs was the formation of the Tennessee Valley Authority, a federal government–owned corporation created in 1933 to revitalize the Tennessee River Valley. This book includes essays by experts in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, graphic design, industrial design, and the fine arts. Featuring new photography by Richard Barnes, The Tennessee Valley Authority interweaves technical, political, aesthetic, and cultural concerns to complete a missing chapter in the study of modern American architecture and design.
As an example of the efficient administration of a vast public enterprise, the T.V.A. furnished a basis for renewed faith in democratic institutions and for hope in the reconstruction of a war-torn world. The author discusses the background of the T.V.A., its multiple-purpose program, its development as one of the greatest power agencies in the world, its contribution to the war effort, and its ultimate meaning and significance. Originally published in 1943. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.
Addresses how the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) manages and operates its multipurpose tributary projects -- consisting of dams and lakes on the tributaries of the Tennessee River -- for various purposes, such as flood control, navigation, hydroelectric power production, and recreation. Provides information and analyses on the purposes served by these projects, operational changes made to these projects in 1990, actions taken by TVA since 1990 to address requests for changes in project operations, and TVA's plans for any future changes in project operations. Provides a recommendation to the Chairman of TVA's Board of Directors. Tables and photos.
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in the United States represents one of the few successful examples of comprehensive river basin development. Established to guide the development of the resources within the Tennessee River Basin, TVA operates a wide variety of water, power, economic development, and environmental programs within the region. This report presents an overview of TVA's growth and development, its institutions, and its operational programs.