BROWSE ITEMS TAGGED "MANHATTAN PROJECT"
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Selection of the Oak Ridge Site

Selection of Oak Ridge

August 12, 1942

The Tennessee Valley Authority worked closely with the War Production Board and the Army Corps of Engineers to choose the Oak Ridge...

Tags: Manhattan Project | Tennessee | World War II
Temporary Housing for Manhattan Project Workers

Temporary Housing

ca. 1943

The population in Oak Ridge, Tennessee grew from about 3,000 in 1942 to over 70,000 by 1945. In order to accommodate this type ...

Tags: Housing | Manhattan Project | Tennessee | World War II
Cubicle Operator

Cubicle Operator

ca. 1944

This employee is monitoring gauges and adjusting various controls. Most of these employees knew only the details of their specific station...

Tags: Manhattan Project | Tennessee | World War II
Y-12 Calutron Operators

uranium enrichment

ca. 1944

Calutron Operators monitored various components of the machine used to separate isotopes of uranium. Calutron operators were...

Tags: Manhattan Project | Tennessee | World War II
K-25 Cafeteria Complaint

K-25 Cafeteria Complaint

September 6, 1944

While deployed military personnel ate C-rations and other issued foods, those at home also suffered from less than satisfactory...

Tags: Cafeterias | Manhattan Project | Tennessee | World War II
Civil Action No. 429

Eminent domain

December 7, 1942

The federal government took possession of over 56,000 acres of land in Anderson & Roane counties in Tennessee...

Tags: Eminent Domain | Manhattan Project | Tennessee | World War II
Air Speed Request

Air Speed Request

August 6, 1945

This set of documents starts with a letter dated August 6, 1945 from Captain Larkin to Major John Derry. The subject is a request...

Tags: Manhattan Project | World War II
Pass for James Chadwick

Pass for James Chadwick

October 21, 1944

This document simply states that James Chadwick has a pass to visit both Y-12 and X-10 on the Oak Ridge, Tennessee reservation...

Tags: Manhattan Project | Tennessee | World War II
Photograph of Early Construction of Y-12

Construction of Y-12

1943

This photograph depicts early construction of Y-12, one of the uranium enrichment facilities used to produce fuel for the atomic bomb...

Tags: Manhattan Project | Tennessee | World War II
Aerial View of K-25

Aerial View of K-25

1944-1946

This aerial photograph depicts K-25 and the surrounding area. K-25 was one of the uranium enrichment facilities at Oak Ridge...

Tags: Manhattan Project | Tennessee | World War II