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.

"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'" 151 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

denisekiernan:

So happy—and frankly stunned—to see The Girls of Atomic City in the March issue of “O, The Oprah Magazine.” The mention is part of a nice list about how to spend International Women’s Day. Do any of you gals—or guys—have plans?

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.

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. 

Escaped pig at Gamble Valley Trailer Camp!
The big question? How they were to divide up the ration coupons once the pig was slaughtered.
Thanks to the National Archives in Atlanta for this fun find.

Escaped pig at Gamble Valley Trailer Camp!

The big question? How they were to divide up the ration coupons once the pig was slaughtered.

Thanks to the National Archives in Atlanta for this fun find.

klappersacks:

Modern Mechanix3 by rosiesnumberoneboy on Flickr.

Love this. H. G. Wells had quite an impact on Manhattan Project scientists, especially Leo Szilard.

klappersacks:

Modern Mechanix3 by rosiesnumberoneboy on Flickr.

Love this. H. G. Wells had quite an impact on Manhattan Project scientists, especially Leo Szilard.

photosofedwestcott:

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Librarian, Mrs. Edwards standing by shelved books, holding an open book.

photosofedwestcott:

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Librarian, Mrs. Edwards standing by shelved books, holding an open book.