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"The Manhattan Project - A Brief History," memoir

2011
 Collection
Identifier: 2513

Abstract

Watson C. Warriner Sr. (1917-2015) was a chemical engineer with E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company during World War II. He worked on the Manahatten Project. This item is a typescript of a personal memoir of Warriner's work at the Hanford Engineer Works and the DuPont Works in connection with the Manhattan Project, including maps and photographs.

Dates

  • 2011

Creator

Extent

1 volume(s)

Physical Description

39 pages, variously paginated : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.

Biographical Note

Watson C. Warriner Sr. (1917-2015) was a chemical engineer with E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company during World War II. He worked on the Manahatten Project.

Warriner was born in Richmond, Virginia, on April 4, 1917. He graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute with a degree in chemical engineering in 1938. He was employed in the Engineering Department of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company from 1939 to 1955, and subsequently in the Plastics Department until 1981. During World War II, Warriner was assigned to the heavy water group of DuPont's contribution to the Manhattan Project, and in early 1944, he was transferred to the separations area and sent to Hanford, Washington, where he helped design and build the chemical separation plants known as "Queen Marys." After the war, he was transferred to the Savannah River plant. He took an active role in the post-war activities of Manhattan Project veterans and supported the Atomic Heritage Foundation. He died at Greenville, Delaware, on September 17, 2015, at age 97.

Scope and Contents

A typescript personal memoir of Warriner's work at the Hanford Engineer Works and the DuPont Works in connection with the Manhattan Project, including maps and photographs. Includes a reproduction of a magazine article describing his cross-country train trip to Washington State in February 1944.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Literary rights retained by the author and his heirs.

Language of Materials

English


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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
"The Manhattan Project - A Brief History," memoir
Status:
Online
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2020: Laurie Sather

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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