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Charter Heslep Papers, 1932-1963

Charter Heslep, ca. 1950s.

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MSS Heslep

The Charter Heslep Papers are primarily comprised of materials dating from Heslep's time as an employee of the Atomic Energy Commission. The collection includes correspondence, speeches, ephemera, photographs, and sound recordings relating to Charter Heslep's work with the AEC, with emphasis on his efforts to televise U.S. nuclear tests on behalf of the Commission.

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Scope and Content Note


0.75 cubic feet, including 165 photographs; 2 boxes


The Charter Heslep Papers are arranged into five series: I: Correspondence, 1950-1957; II: Speeches, 1950-1963; III: Ephemera, 1945-1961; IV: Photographs, 1932-1961; V: Sound Recordings, 1958-1961. Materials are arranged chronologically within series.

Related Papers

Related collections on nuclear history in the United States include the Barton C. Hacker Papers, Barton C. and Sally L. Hacker Nuclear Affairs Collection, History of Atomic Energy Collection, and the Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers. Volumes from the library of Charter Heslep are located in the History of Atomic Energy Collection.

Additional materials relating to Heslep can be found in the Charter Heslep Papers at the University of Wyoming American Heritage Center and the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum.

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