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TVA project seeks to preserve artifacts

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Valley Authority is sponsoring a project that aims to digitize photographs, letters and other research material about Native American items that were uncovered when TVA dams were constructed.

The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1vPBClX) reports modern technology is giving the items at the University of Tennessee's McClung Museum a more secure future.

In addition to scanning documents, letters, slides and photographs, the original items are being put into more protective storage.

Many of the items were collected through the efforts of UT professors Madeline Kneberg Lewis and her husband, Tom Lewis. The couple worked with TVA, which still owns the items.

Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com

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