Russ Calhoun Collection
Scope and Contents
The collection consist of information regarding the people living in the area where the Tennessee Valley Authority Watauga Dam was to be built. Prior to dam construction, TVA workers interviewed the land owners and other residents to be relocated due to the the dam project. These reports (individual sheets) detail the location where people lived, the name of the community, the attitude toward TVA, the health and income of the families, the plans for moving, and their location after the move.
- Calhoun, Russ (Russ Calhoun, Sr.,) (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
1.50 linear feet
Language of Materials
The papers are divided into two series: Series 1, Heads of Households, 1942; and Series 2, Commercial and Public Buildings Files, 1942 and undated.
Source of Acquisition
Method of Acquisition
The papers of Russ Calhoun were placed in the Archives of Appalachia on August 14, 1998 by Russ Calhoun of Watkinsville, Georgia.
Brian Winstead, Brandie Haga, and Georgia Greer completed processing the collection in 2006.
- Appalachians (People)--Tennessee--Butler Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Personal papers Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Tennessee Valley Authority
- Watauga Academy (Butler, Tenn.)
- Watauga Lake Region (Tenn.)--Relocation Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- Brian Winstead, Brandie Haga, and Georgia Greer
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
- Language of description note
Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository
PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA