Selection Of The Oak Ridge Site

The Tennessee Valley Authority worked closely with the War Production Board and the Army Corps of Engineers to choose the Oak Ridge, Tennessee site for the Manhattan Project. This letter from Thomas Robins from the Army Corps of Engineers to Gordon Clapp, the General Manager at the Tennessee Valley Authority, shows the strategic process that was used in the site selection.

Subject

Manhattan Project (U.S.)

Creator

Records of the Tennessee Valley Authority, Record Group 142

Source

Office of the General Manager Administrative Files, 1933-1957

Date

August 12, 1942

Rights

National Archives at Atlanta

Format

Textual Document, 3 pages

Identifier

National Archives Identifier 784001

Coverage

Clinch River (Va. and Tenn.) | Oak Ridge (Tenn.)

Original Format

Paper
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