Vintage Photos: TVA’s Trailblazing Women
In honor of the “International Day of Women and Girls in Science” on Feb. 11, we’re highlighting some of TVA’s female trailblazers who worked in the fields of biology, archaeology, aquatics, nursing and engineering.
From sampling blood for malaria in 1946 to studying water samples and working in Norris Lab in 1969, these Valley women paved the way for females in today’s STEM industry and beyond.
Women working as draftsmen at Nitrate Plant, March 1943
Nurse Sally Haynes blood sampling to test for malaria, north Alabama, Jan. 1946
Mapping work in Mapping and Surveys Department, Sept. 1945
Biologist Geraldine Hall working at Norris Lab, Oct. 1969
Scientist Charlotte Parks studying water samples from lake, E & D Lab, Sheffield, Ala., July 1969
Scientist Jackie King sorting organisms living in sample from bottom of river, July 1969
TVA archaeologists inspect unauthorized digging on TVA land, March 1988