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Published: Thu Aug 14, 2008

A documentary about the life and work of former U.S. Rep. Joe L. Evins will premiere at Tennessee Tech University at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22.

“Pleased to be of Service: The Life and Career of Joe L. Evins” will be shown in Room 110 of the Volpe Library and Media Center. It is free and open to the public.

The film is the work of Carolyn Powell, a public history graduate student at Middle Tennessee State University who is serving a summer internship in the archives of TTU’s Volpe Library.

“The DVD project grew out of the internship that she is serving in the archives this summer,” said Mancil Johnson, TTU archivist.

Evins represented Tennessee’s fourth congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives for 30 years — from 1946 through January 1977 — and served with five different U.S. Presidents.

At the time of his retirement, Evins was the longest serving member of the House of Representatives in the history of the state.
For more information about the documentary, call or e-mail Johnson at 931/372-3537 or