Request for estimate of the arrival time and position on west coast of air over Japan on August 5, 1945.

Request for estimate of the arrival time and position on west coast of air over Japan on August 5, 1945.

denisekiernan:

A friend sent this along knowing I’d love it.
"In 1951, A.C. Gilbert, inventor of the ERECTOR set, released the U-238 Atomic Energy Lab. Using real radioactive materials, one could witness mist trails created by particles of ionizing radiation.
The set included four Uranium-bearing ore samples, and originally sold for $49.50, and one could order replacement radioactive materials. Note: Geiger Counter sold separately.”
 

denisekiernan:

A friend sent this along knowing I’d love it.
"In 1951, A.C. Gilbert, inventor of the ERECTOR set, released the U-238 Atomic Energy Lab. Using real radioactive materials, one could witness mist trails created by particles of ionizing radiation.

The set included four Uranium-bearing ore samples, and originally sold for $49.50, and one could order replacement radioactive materials. 

Note: Geiger Counter sold separately.”

 

"In coming to work here, you’ll get your crack at  The Axis."
From the Tennessee Eastman employee handbook, Oak Ridge, TN. 1943.

"In coming to work here, you’ll get your crack at  The Axis."

From the Tennessee Eastman employee handbook, Oak Ridge, TN. 1943.

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Denise Kiernan NPR Radio Weekend Edition Sunday "Secretly Working to Win the War in 'Atomic City'" 129 Plays

From daggyland:

You can hear my wife Denise Kiernan talking about her new book The Girls of Atomic City via this link from this interview which aired this morning on National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition Sunday.

Denise was interviewed along with two of the women she profiles in the book.

The article accompanying the audio link also includes a free chapter of the book.

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Source: daggyland

Receipt of “material” at Oak Ridge, from Manhattan Engineer District in New York. 

Receipt of “material” at Oak Ridge, from Manhattan Engineer District in New York. 

Sketch of Chicago pile. 

Sketch of Chicago pile. 

Happy 90th Birthday (a couple days early) to Bill Wilcox, Oak Ridge historian and all around fantastic guy!
Here’s one of my favorite pictures of Bill, relaxing on the porch of a dorm during World War II.
Love that his penchant for bow-ties dates all the way back to the 1940s. Dapper, indeed.

Happy 90th Birthday (a couple days early) to Bill Wilcox, Oak Ridge historian and all around fantastic guy!

Here’s one of my favorite pictures of Bill, relaxing on the porch of a dorm during World War II.

Love that his penchant for bow-ties dates all the way back to the 1940s. Dapper, indeed.

The U.S. Pacific Fleet weighs in on sending news home.
Love letters…tried and true.  

Thanks to retrowar for posting.

The U.S. Pacific Fleet weighs in on sending news home.

Love letters…tried and true.  

Thanks to retrowar for posting.

Donald Duck takes on Hitler.

Donald Duck takes on Hitler.

denisekiernan:

Here I am talking about my latest book, The Girls of Atomic City. I love these old Ed Westcott photos. Thanks to Touchstone and Simon & Schuster for putting this together.

Oak Ridge workers hitting the lanes at one of the Reservation’s several bowling alleys.

Oak Ridge workers hitting the lanes at one of the Reservation’s several bowling alleys.

A 1943 pay stub for a Y-12 statistician in Oak Ridge.

A 1943 pay stub for a Y-12 statistician in Oak Ridge.

Denise Kiernan. That's me.: Manhattan Project National Park Round-Up

denisekiernan:

“This is a major chapter of American and world history. We should preserve what’s left.”

—Cindy Kelly, Atomic Heritage Foundation

As the 112th Congress prepares to wrap up, supporters of an effort to preserve sites associated with the Manhattan Project—in Los Alamos, NM, Hanford, WA, and Oak…

Diagram of K-25 plan, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, during World War II. 

Diagram of K-25 plan, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, during World War II.