This collection consists of a wide range of mineral resource related items. It includes detailed and summary reports, memoranda, correspondence, notes, maps, and other documents. The documents were produced by former staff working for theTennessee Geological Survey, United States Geological Survey, and Tennessee Valley Authority. As of 2015 all of the items in the collection located in the Knoxville Field Office have been reviewed and scanned are included in the metadata records here. Ongoing work involves completing the portion of the collection located in the survey's Central Office in Nashville.