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History of Atomic Energy Collection, 1896-1991

Catalogue Information

Subject Terms

The following Library of Congress Authorities headings suggest topics, individuals or organizations interspersed through the collection.

Personal Names

  • Laudamus, Leif
  • Bethe, Hans A. (Hans Albrecht), 1906-2005
  • Condon, Edward Uhler, 1902-1974
  • Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955
  • Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954.
  • Feynman, Richard Phillips
  • Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967
  • Segre, Emilio
  • Szilard, Leo
  • Teller, Edward, 1908-2003
  • Urey, Harold Clayton, 1893-1981
  • Weisskopf, Victor Frederick, 1908-2002

Organizational Names

  • American Institute of Physics
  • American Physical Society
  • Argonne Laboratory
  • Association of Oak Ridge Engineers and Scientists
  • Association of Scientists for Atomic Education
  • Associations of Washington Scientists
  • Brookhaven Laboratory
  • Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  • Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists
  • Federation of American Scientists
  • Los Alamos Laboratory
  • Manhattan Engineers District
  • National Committee on Atomic Information
  • Office of Naval Research
  • United States. Congress. Joint Committee on Atomic Energy
  • United States. Office of Scientific Research and Development.

Subject Terms

  • Atomic energy
  • Atomic bomb -- Moral and ethical aspects
  • Atomic bomb -- United States -- History
  • Atomic scientists' movement
  • Civil defense
  • Manhattan Project (U.S.)
  • Nuclear energy -- Patents
  • Nuclear energy -- Periodicals
  • Nuclear energy -- Research
  • Nuclear energy -- Social aspects
  • Nuclear energy -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States
  • Nuclear physicists
  • Nuclear reactions

    Additional Reference Guides

    Atomic Energy & Nuclear History Collection Learning Curriculum. This exhibit traces the development of the atomic age from the discovery of radioactivity in the late 1800s to the close of the Cold War near the end of the twentieth century. Narrative text and image selection by Trevor Sandgathe. 2010.

    A catalogue was published, entitled, The History of Atomic Energy Collection at Oregon State University: A Catalogue of Holdings. Compiled by Leif Laudamus and Ramesh Krishnamurthy. James Cummins Bookseller. New York. 1999.

    Restrictions on Access

    Permission to examine will be granted to qualified researchers upon completion of an "Application for Use" form, and contingent upon the researcher's agreement to abide by the rules and policies governing the use of manuscripts.

    Preferred Citation

    Courtesy of the History of Atomic Energy Collection, Special Collections, Oregon State University Libraries.

    Acquisition Information

    The bulk of the collection was purchased in 1990 from Leif Laudamus of Amherst, Massachusetts.

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