Want to dig more deeply into the rich and fascinating history of the Tennessee Valley Authority? TVA historian Pat Ezzell recommends this reading list as a good place to start:
Callahan, North. TVA: Bridge over Troubled Waters.
A.S. Barnes and Co., 1980.
Clapp, Gordon R. The TVA: An Approach to the Development of a Region
. Russell and Russell, 1971.
Creese, Walter. TVA’s Public Planning
. University of Tennessee Press, 1990.
Culvahouse, Tim et al. The Tennessee Valley Authority: Design and Persuasion
. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2007.
Droze, William Henry. High Dams and Slack Waters: TVA Rebuilds a River
. Louisiana State University Press, 1965
Ezzell, Patricia Bernard. TVA Photography: Thirty Years of Life in the Tennessee Valley.
University Press of Mississippi, 2003.
Ezzell, Patricia Bernard. TVA Photography, 1963-2008: Challenges and Changes in the Tennessee Valley
, University Press of Mississippi, 2008.
Grant, Nancy L. TVA and Black Americans: Planning for the Status Quo
. Temple University Press, 1990.
Hargrove, Edwin C. and Paul K. Conkin, ed. TVA: Fifty Years of Grass Roots Bureaucracy
. University of Illinois Press, 1983.
Hargrove, Edwin C. Prisoners of Myth: The Leadership of TVA, 1933-1990
. Princeton University Press, 1994.
Hubbard, Preston J. Origins of the TVA: The Muscle Shoals Controversy, 1920-1932
. Vanderbilt University Press, 1961.
Kyle, John H. The Building of TVA: An Illustrated History
. Louisiana State University Press, 1958.
Lilienthal, David E. TVA: Democracy on the March. Revised edition
. Greenwood Press, 1977.
__________. The Journals of David E. Lilienthal, Volume 1: The TVA Years
. Harper and Row, 1964.
Martin, Roscoe C., ed. TVA, The First Twenty Years: A Staff Report
. University of Alabama Press, 1956.
__________. TVA and the Power Fight, 1933-1939
. Lippincott, 1971.
McDonald, Michael J. and John Muldowny. TVA and the Dispossessed: The Resettlement of Population in the Norris Dam Area
. University of Tennessee Press, 1982.
Moore, John R., ed. The Economic Impact of TVA
. University of Tennessee Press, 1967.
Morgan, Arthur E. The Making of the TVA
. Prometheus Books, 1974.
Neuse, Steven M. David E. Lilienthal: The Journey of an American Liberal
. University of Tennessee Press, 1996.
Owen, Marguerite. The Tennessee Valley Authority
. Praeger Publishers, 1973.
Pritchard, Erin E. and Todd M. Ahlman, ed. TVA Archaeology: 75 Years of Prehistoric Site Research
. University of Tennessee Press, 2009.
Rechichar, Stephen J. and Michael R. Fitzgerald. The Consequences of Administrative Decision: TVA’s Economic Development Mission and Intergovernmental Regulation
. University of Tennessee Press, 1983.
Talbert, Roy. FDR’s Utopian: Arthur Morgan of the TVA
. University Press of Mississippi, 1987.
Tennessee Valley Authority, A History of the Tennessee Valley Authority. Tennessee Valley Authority Information Office, 1983.
Tennessee Valley Authority Act, 16 USC Section 831, 831c, 831d-831h-l, 831I-831ed. Read the TVA Act.
Wheeler, William Bruce and Michael J. McDonald. TVA and the Tellico Dam, 1936-1979: A Bureaucratic Crisis in Post-Industrial America. University of Tennessee Press, 1986.