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Atomic bomb--History--20th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Maydene Asbury transcript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2004 Box, Folder: 04.0264 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-04.0264
Content Description

This collection relates to Maydene Asbury who worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory separating Uranium-235 from Uranium-238 during World War II, which was part of the process for building the atomic bomb. This collection contains an oral history interview transcript.

Dates: Event: 1943-1947; September 25, 2004

Nicholas and Jeanne Baldino transcript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box, Folder: 06.0106 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-06.0106
Content Description

This collection relates to Nicholas Baldino who served in the U.S. Army Air Corps with the 5th and 11th Bomb Groups in the Pacific Theatre and his wife Jeanne Baldino. This collection contains an oral history transcript detailing Nicholas Baldino's military service and how Jeanne met Nicholas Baldino.

Dates: April 13, 2005; Event: Majority of material found within 1943-1946

Zeddie P. Barron, Jr. papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-07.0077
Scope and Contents

This collection pertains to Technician Fifth Grade Zeddie P. Barron, Jr., who was stationed in Virginia, Kentucky, Ireland, Britain, France, Holland, Belgium, and Germany between 1943 and 1945. As a clerk in the 552nd Railhead Company, Barron was attached to the First Engineer Special Brigade. The collection contains personal letters sent from Barron to his wife throughout his period of service, military documents including a ration book, Barron's military record and entrance physical, as well as newspaper clippings, envelopes, and an unpublished poem by Eugene S. Masters reacting to the use of the atomic bomb.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1943-1945; 1939-1945; Other: Date acquired: 06/12/2007

George R. Caron Collection

 Collection — Transcript
Identifier: 02-04.0197
Scope and Contents

This collection contains an oral history transcript of an interview provided by the Reichelt Program for Oral History. Technical Sergeant Bob Caron was the tail gunner on the B-29, "Enola Gay". The transcript covers his training missions, conditions on the plane during the journey, and his reaction to the bomb and its effects.

Dates: Created: 1941-2003; Other: Date acquired: 07/01/2004

Hasterlik-Hine collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-98.0729
Scope and Contents

The Hasterlik-Hine collection consists personal correspondence between Giulia Kortischoner (married name Hine) and her family and friends. The personal correspondence consists of letters, postcards, get-well-soon cards, greeting cards, and a small number of travel documents. The collection contains discussions about the Holocaust, life as a Jewish refugee, and the progress of the war and life afterwards.

Dates: 1700-2000

Diana Naylor Morgan papers

 Collection — Box 06.0098 - Box 1
Identifier: 02-06.0098
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Diana Naylor Morgan who served as a junior USO hostess in New Jersey during World War II. The collection includes an oral interview with Morgan, news articles, photographs, and letters sent to her from American and British soldiers deployed overseas during World War II.

In the letters, servicemen describe their day to day activities while deployed overseas, their locations, views on the Japanese, and opinions about the Atomic Bomb. A letter dated June 2, 1944, written by an American sailor Ernest Feasy was not censored; Feasy describes how he is waiting for D-Day to arrive.

Dates: Created: 1937-1945; Other: Date acquired: 10/20/2006

Kay Secrist manuscript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2004 Box, Folder: 04.0281-Folder 1
Identifier: 02-04.0281
Scope and Contents

This collection related to Kay Secrist, a worker and later a floor foreman for the Y-12 Facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, where she was involved with uranium production for the Manhattan Project. The collection contains one folder with a 45-page typed transcript of an oral history interview.

Dates: 2004; Other: Majority of material found within 1942-1945; Other: Date acquired: 10/26/2004

Stickler Family papers

 Collection — Box 11.0043-Box 1
Identifier: 02-11.0043
Content Description

This collection relates to William Hugh Stickler and Ann Stickler Potter. Stickler worked as a scientist on the Manhattan Project at the Oak Ridge Tennessee Plant during World War II. Ann Stickler, the daughter of William, recounts her experiences of the war as a child and the time spent with her father. This collection contains newspapers, pamphlets, magazines, and notebooks all relating to the creation of the Atomic Bomb.

Dates: 1933-1945

Theodore Harrington collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-98.0371
Scope and Contents The Theodore Harrington Collection contains items gathered by Theodore Harrington's mother and pertain to his time as an airman on the home front during World War II. The majority of the collection centers around his years of service in the Army Air Corps, from 1944-1945. Contained in the collection are folders with material created by Harrington or those around him, including letters, journal and memoir entries, and photographs. The letters are primarily from Harrington to either friends or his parents. The photographs feature servicemen posing with women or are of Harrington's family. The remainder of the collection includes newspaper clippings, church bulletins, postcards,...
Dates: Created: 1942-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1944-1945; Other: Date acquired: 06/16/1998

Thomas C. Cartwright papers

 Collection — Documents/ Letters
Identifier: 02-14.0043
Scope and Contents

Thomas C. Cartwright served as the pilot of the B-24 bomber, Lonesome Lady, in the 494th Bombardment Group, 7th Air Force. His plane was shot down over Japan at the end of July 1945. Cartwright and one other member of the bomber crew were transported elsewhere, while the majority of the crew was interred in prison in Hiroshima, Japan. All those crewmen were killed when the US dropped the atomic bomb on that city.

The collection contains correspondence, articles, and testimonies related to the bombing of Hiroshima and discovering the fate of Cartwright's bomber crew.

Dates: Created: 1945-2014; Other: Majority of material found in 1995-2004; Other: Date acquired: 05/20/2014

William Ernest Spence papers

 Collection — Letters/Documents/Photographs
Identifier: 02-06.0144
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to First Sergeant William Ernest Spence who served with the 11th Antiaircraft Auto Weapons Group in the European Theater during the World War II. The collection includes letters, foreign currency, military service documents, photographs, a newspaper, postcards, and ephemera.

Dates: Created: 1939-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1942-1945; Other: Date acquired: 07/17/2006