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Valley of the Dams: TVA Symposium at NARA Atlanta(2014-05-03)

National Archives at Atlanta
5780 Jonesboro Road, Morrow, Georgia
Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 9:00 – 4:00

The National Archives at Atlanta is the repository of approximately 13,000 cubic feet of records documenting the
impact and legacy of the Tennessee Valley Authority. These historic sources are ripe for new scholarship and
discovery. This year’s symposium encourages research in these diverse records, features scholars whose published
works were based on these holdings, and promotes the discovery of new scholars from universities and colleges across the Southeast and the nation.

Presenters Include:

Pat Bernard Ezzell
Author of TVA Photography: Thirty Years of Life in the Tennessee Valley and TVA Photography, 1963-2008: Challenges and Changes in the Tennessee Valley.
She serves as the TVA’s Corporate Historian.

Micah Cash
Artist and photographer with an MFA from the University of Connecticut.
His present work, entitled Dangerous Waters, combines historical research and his unique artistry to interpret the social impact of TVA.

Caroline Rose Peyton
Ph.D. candidate, University of South Carolina
Presentation: Nuclear Ghosts: The Tennessee Valley Authority’s Nuclear Program

Dr. Matthew L. Downs
Professor of History, University of Mobile
Presentation: “A Democratic Labor”: The Tennessee Valley Authority and Economic Development, 1933-1953

Dr. Abou B. Bamba
Professor of History and Africana Studies, Gettysburg College
Presentation: Transatlanticizing the TVA Experiment: Dams, Peoples, and Regional Planning in the U.S. South, France, and Ivory Coast

Dr. Laura Beth Daws
Professor of Communication, Southern Polytechnic State University
Presentation: Where “Wild River” Went Wrong: True Stories of TVA Family Removal in Wheeler & Guntersville Dams’ Reservoir Areas

Pre-registration is required.

Registration is free and limited to 200 participants.

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