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Exhibit Theme

The Tennessee Valley Authority

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Power to Win: Ten Years of TVA,...
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Power to Win: Ten Years of TVA, poster, 1945

Congress created the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) as a federal corporation to control floods, improve river navigation, provide rural electricity through hydroelectric dams, and foster economic development in the South. During World War II, TVA construction projects employed 28,000 people, and its factories produced aluminum and munitions essential to the war effort.

Records of the War Production Board, National Archives and Records Administration