Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

Records of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

This collection of records includes administrative papers from several divisions of the 1933 federally established corporation, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), such as correspondence, general reports, financial statements, work stoppages and strikes records, cartographic records, photographs, and audiovisual recordings of daily operations and special projects. These span from 1917-1994 with the bulk created between 1933-1986. Records …

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Bill Dow in Smithville TN, 1970

Bill Dow

Bill Dow co-founded the Student Health Coalition while in medical school at Vanderbilt University, in 1969. His larger-than-life role in the SHC origin story and beyond warrants special telling, which we attempt in the essay that follows. Contributed by Margaret Ecker, compiled with good friends sifting through the complicated light that Bill left in our …

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Interview with Neil McBride by Jessie Wilkerson, May 27 2010, Southern Oral History Program, UNC Chapel Hill

Neil McBride was born on December 12, 1945 in Dallas, Texas. He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia in 1970. After graduating, he worked for a year as the Southern Director of the Law Students Civil Rights Research Council in Atlanta, GA. He then worked for a year as a staff attorney on …

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East Tennessee Research Corporation (ETRC)

Contributed by John Williams and Neil McBride, September 2015. As the members of the Student Health Coalition (SHC) and the Vanderbilt Center for Health Services (CHS) began working with health clinics, SOCM, the Tennessee Black Lung Association and other community-based organizations in East Tennessee, it became apparent that many of these groups needed legal assistance …

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Pete Moss

Contributed by Pete Moss and Jennifer Crane, March 2016. Dr. Pete Moss was raised on his maternal grandparents’ farm in Marshall County, Tennessee, while his father fought in World War II. As the eldest of his siblings, he learned responsibility, but also had an adventurous spirit. He developed an intense love for learning and the …

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Article: “Second Health Fair in Progress,” from the Oak Ridger

Lunsford, Larry. “Second Health Fair In Progress.” Oak Ridger, 1971. View PDF. Transcription: Briceville, New River Second Health Fair in Progress By Larry Lunsford A second “Health Fair” is currently in progress at the Briceville Elementary School in the Briceville Community west of Lake City. (It continues through Friday.) Sponsored by the Briceville People’s Health Council, the …

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