Arranged chronologically, this online exhibit explores the history of Oak Ridge, Tennessee through the papers of Congressmen Albert Gore Sr. and Bart Gordon. These papers are housed at the Albert Gore Research Center at Middle Tennessee State University. This exhibit highlights key social and political issues that sparked controversy from Oak Ridge’s inception in 1942 up until today. Issues such as state versus federal government control of the city during postwar years and environmental crises are given special attention. Additional information was gathered from secondary source materials which are listed in the Further Reading section of the exhibit. This online exhibit was curated by Mary DePeder, Public History graduate student and the Bart Gordon Papers Summer Intern for 2018.
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