National Archives at Atlanta

Secret City in the Tennessee Hills:
From Dogpatch to Nuclear Power

Sample of Original Documents Records of the Atomic Energy Commission National Archives at Atlanta

All Documents Have Been Declassified

Memorandum from Captain R.A. Larkin to Major John A. Derry concerning arrival of air on west coast (dated August 6, 1945)

Memorandum from John Ruhoff to Major Harry S. Traynor announcing issuance of visitor pass of James Chadwick, British scientist who discovered of the neutron, for Oak Ridge (dated October 21, 1944).

Note from Major Derry to General Groves concerning request of $90,000 Bell Telephone Relay Computer (dated August 25, 1944).

Page 1 of Letter from Captain Parsons to General Groves concerning John von Neumannís communication with Robert Oppenheimer about Bell Telephone Relay Computer (dated August 18, 1944).

Page 2 of Letter from Captain Parsons to General Groves concerning John von Neumannís communication with Robert Oppenheimer about Bell Telephone Relay Computer (dated August 18, 1944).

Memorandum from General Groves to the Area Engineer (Pasco, Washington) concerning the premiere of MGA film The Beginning or the End (dated July 8, 1946).

Letter from General Groves to Gus Robinson concerning reasoning for designations of X-10, Y-12, and K-25, etc. Includes reference to possible visit of FDR to Oak Ridge in 1945 (dated October 14, 1949).

Memorandum from Colonel J.C. Marshall to General Groves concerning request and denial of Colonel T.B. Catron to visit WAAC detachment at Los Alamos (dated June 9, 1943).

Letter from Major A.V. Peterson to District Engineer, U.S. Engineer Office, Manhattan District concerning S-1 Committee Meeting at the University of Chicago. Mentions Enrico Fermi, West Stands Experiment, and effort to construct "X" (dated February 15, 1943).

September 7, 1944 edition of the Oak Ridge Journal, newspaper of the secret city.

Allocation of Product X-49 mentioning Los Alamos and J.R. Oppenheimer (dated February 26, 1944).

Balance Sheet of Silver Charged to Manhattan District (dated December 19, 1943).

Notice of Declaration of Taking of land of Brad Wells for development of Oak Ridge reservation in U.S. vs 52,000 Acres of Land (dated November 20, 1942). Note this record is not part of the Records of the Atomic Energy Commission but from the Records of the United State District Courts.

   
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