Interview with Richard P. Mallory, February 18, 2016

Project: Tennessee Valley Authority Retiree Association Oral History Project

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Richard P. Mallory, a former employee of the TVA, begins the interview by discussing how he was hired at the TVA, including his background in city parks. Mallory's work with the Young Adult Conservation Corps (YACC), which was supported by the TVA, is explored. YACC activities and projects are examined. Mallory's role in a possible expansion of the project to other states is considered. Additionally, Mallory details the specifics of a Skills Development group, a joint venture educational retraining program between the U.S. Department of Labor and the TVA for displaced miners in Copperhill, Tennessee. The interviewee explains his participation in a TVA program intended to increase educational technologies and distance education in Tennessee Valley schools and high schools. How these programs began to operate independently of TVA support is also mentioned. Mallory then talks of his work in economic development within the TVA. Mallory describes preparations for an Olympic Canoe Slalom event along the Ocoee River, which was a part of the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Mallory briefly recalls his meetings with the International Olympic Committee in planning the event. Mallory assesses the impact of this event upon the economy of the Ocoee River Region. Following this, the effects of TVA and Appalachian Regional Committee economic development measures are revealed. To conclude the interview, Mallory shares his thoughts on his career legacy.

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2019oh1658_tvara0002

Interviewee Name

Richard P. Mallory

Interviewer Name

Philip Mummert

Interview Date

2016-02-18

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Mallory, Richard P. Interview by Philip Mummert. 18 Feb. 2016. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Mallory, R.P. (2016, February 18). Interview by P. Mummert. Tennessee Valley Authority Retiree Association Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Mallory, Richard P., interview by Philip Mummert. February 18, 2016, Tennessee Valley Authority Retiree Association Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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