Articles, correspondence, and photographs of the Nashville tornado of March 14, 1933

Edited by Mark A. Rose
National Weather Service
Old Hickory, Tennessee

Exhibit 1. Article entitled "Tornado characteristics: The Nashville tornado of March 14, 1933; A brief review of tornadoes in Tennessee" written by Robert M. Williamson of the U.S. Weather Bureau, Nashville, and published in Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science, Volume VIII, Number 3. [Page 237] [Pages 238-239] [Pages 240-241] [Pages 242-243] [Pages 244-245] [Pages 246-247] [Page 248]

Exhibit 2. Original map of the damage path through East Nashville shown in Exhibit 1, Page 242.

Exhibit 3. Original photographs of effects of the tornado in east Nashville shown in Exhibit 1, Page 244.

Exhibit 4. Original photograph of the Bailey High School auditorium shown in Exhibit 1, Page 245.

Exhibit 5. Original photographs of freaks of the Nashville tornado shown in Exhibit 1, Page 246.

Exhibit 6. Newspaper article East Nashville Hardest Hit by Tuesday's Storm. Date, publication, and columnist unknown.

Exhibit 7. Newspaper article Start Work Repairing Damage on Square. Date, publication, and columnist unknown.

Exhibit 8. Newspaper article Storm Highlights. Date, publication, and columnist unknown.

Exhibit 9. Nashville Banner article Lebanon Felt Storm's Fury, which appeared on March 16, 1933, two days following the tornado.

Exhibit 10. Nashville Banner article Relief Work Quickened in Storm Area, which appeared on March 16, 1933, two days following the tornado. Other stories are included with part two of this story.

Exhibit 11. Nashville Banner article Three Killed in Mass of Wreckage, which appeared on March 16, 1933, two days following the tornado.

Exhibit 12. Nashville Banner article Fins Furs and Feathers and Other Comments by R.A. Wilson, which appeared on March 26, 1933, twelve days following the tornado. This article discusses, among other things, the mystery of the tornado.

Exhibit 13. Nashville Banner article Tornadoes So Rare There Is No Need For Constant Fear, Weatherman Says by R.M. Williamson (U.S. Weather Bureau, Nashville), which appeared on March 11, 1934, nearly a year following the tornado.

Exhibit 14. Nashville Banner article Tennessee Calendar by William E. Beard, which appeared on March 14, 1940, seven years after the 1933 tornado.

Exhibit 15. Correspondence to R.M. Williamson from the The National Life and Accident Insurance Co., Inc., dated June 29, 1933.

Exhibit 16. Correspondence to R.M. Williamson from the Weather Bureau in Topeka, Kans., dated November 22, 1933.

Exhibit 17. Correspondence to R.M. Williamson from the Meteorological Office Director of the British Air Ministry, dated March 24, 1934.

Exhibit 18. Research paper authored by M.A. Rose in 2003, The Nashville Tornado of March 14, 1933.


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