While work continued in these mainstay areas, other TVA programs devoted to recreation, tributary area development, and fish and wildlife management gained recognition and importance.
Because challenges began to emerge with widespread coal use, and because energy demand was projected to keep expanding, TVA began to explore other methods for generating electricity. In 1966 in north Alabama, TVA undertook construction of Browns Ferry, its first nuclear power plant.
Bibliography of TVA History
A comprehensive bibliography for those who want to dig more deeply into the rich and fascinating history of the Tennessee Valley Authority.
Be a Citizen Archivist!
Want a glimpse of life in bygone Appalachia while helping genealogists and other researchers? The National Archives and Records Administration needs volunteers to help transcribe its vast historical records, including those on families impacted by the construction of TVA dams. Learn how to join the effort.