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Russ Calhoun Collection

 Collection — Box: 1-3
Identifier: AppMs-0522

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.


  • 1942


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


1.50 linear feet

3.00 Boxes

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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

Russ Calhoun

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.

Processing Information

Brian Winstead, Brandie Haga, and Georgia Greer completed processing the collection in 2006.

Brian Winstead, Brandie Haga, and Georgia Greer
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA