George Peabody Collection

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George Peabody Collection

Description

The George Peabody Collection is comprised of artifacts and memorabilia collected and brought together because of their association with George Peabody College. They range in scope from glassware to educational kits created by faculty using innovative techniques to teach children. Most of the objects have been donated by alumni or collected from the campus.

Items in the George Peabody Collection Collection

[The 1927 Flood]
The Cumberland River experienced a major flood event after Christmas of 1926 and into 1927. The government has sought to control flooding on the Cumberland for well over a century. Beginning in 1871, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built locks and…

[The 1927 Flood: A Look at the Area between Woodland and Sparkman Street Bridge]
The Cumberland River experienced a major flood event after Christmas of 1926 and into 1927. This photograph shows a general view of the flooded area between Woodland Street and the Sparkman Street Bridge (aka the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge).…

[The 1927 Flood: A Look at the Tennessee Electric Power Company Sub-Station]
The Cumberland River experienced a major flood event after Christmas of 1926 and into 1927. This photograph shows the inundated Tennessee Electric Power Company (TEPCO) Substation on Lebanon Pike. Before the establishment of the Tennessee Valley…