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Nuclear energy

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Bill Mackey papers

Accession: 2295

Bill Mackey (1906-1996) was a chemical engineer and the plant manager of the Technical Division of the Explosives Department of the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. His papers consist of a mix of personal and DuPont Company materials documenting his career as an explosives expert.

Dates: 1922-1989

Crawford H. Greenewalt papers

Accession: 1814

Crawford H. Greenewalt (1902-1993) was an executive with the DuPont Company and president of the firm from 1948 to 1962. This collection consists of Greenewalt's papers from his time as president and chairman of the board. There is a broad range of external correspondence, internal company communications and reports, presidential working papers, transcripts of speeches, and published articles that make up the collection.

Dates: 1928-1968; Majority of material found within 1942-1968

Crawford H. Greenewalt's Manhattan Project diaries

Accession: 1889

Crawford H. Greenewalt (1902-1993) was an executive with the DuPont Company and president of the firm from 1948 to 1962. In 1942, when the DuPont Company agreed to participate in the Manhattan Project, Greenewalt was named chief liaison, working with the physicists at the University of Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, including Arthur Compton (1892-1962) and Enrico Fermi (1901-1954), who were developing techniques for plutonium separation. The collection consists of eight volumes of Greenewalt's diaries, which describe the history of the Manhattan Project and the development of the United States' first atomic bombs that were used to end the Second World War. The diaries describe the technical history of the project, as well as the relationships that developed between scientists.

Dates: 1942-1945

Environmental, 1963-1973

Accession: 2012-212Identifier: 2012-212-VI.
Scope and Contents:

The Environmental series includes nine films dating from 1963 to 1973 that are concerned with environmental issues. The series contains four episodes of a series based on the ramifications of energy usage called “Energy”. Two films present the issue of noise pollution, “Noise the New Pollutant” and “Noise Pollution”. Waste issues are addressed in “A Funny thing happened on the way to the garbage dump” and “The Silent Spring of Rachel Carson.”

Dates: 1963-1973

Franklin T. Matthias papers

Accession: 2086

Colonel Franklin T. Matthias (1908-1993) was commanding officer and area engineer of the Hanford Engineer Works of the Manhattan Engineer District. These are Colonel Matthias's personal papers documenting his work on the Manhattan Project. They include original declassified documents from Hanford and a variety of newspaper clippings and magazine articles collected by Matthias between the time he left Hanford to his death, reflecting his continuing interest in the Manhattan Project and nuclear power.

Dates: 1942-1993

Franklin T. Matthias photographs

Accession: 1994-245

Franklin “Frank” T. Matthias (1908-1933) served as commanding officer and area engineer of Hanford Engineer Works from 1943 to 1945. He oversaw production of plutonium at Hanford to create the world’s first nuclear weapon, the atomic bomb. The bulk of the collection consists of photographs taken during the construction of the nuclear facilities at Hanford and the village of Richland in Washington state. Researchers interested in World War II, the Manhattan Project, industrial chemistry, nuclear energy, and company towns would find this collection useful.

Dates: 1940-1968

Gilbert P. Church papers

Accession: 1463

Gilbert P. Church (1910-1993) was a civil engineer and the field project manager for E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company at the Hanford Site during the Manhattan Project. His papers relate to the construction by DuPont for the United States government of the Hanford Engineer Works plutonium plant near Pasco, Washington.

Dates: 1943-1945

John W. Coleman papers, 1948-2006

Accession: 2464-76Identifier: 2464-76-II.
Scope and Content:

The John W. Coleman papers are composed of reports, photographs, diagrams, and correspondence related to his work on electron microscopes at RCA and Tara Tandem fusion experiments at MIT. The papers also include materials relating to nuclear fusion, ephemera from the Plasma Fusion Center at MIT, and a number of John W. Coleman's patents. Along with newspaper clippings and publications about scientific instruments, the papers also include information related to the Beverly High School Solar Photovoltaic Project in Massachusetts.

Dates: 1948-2006