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Martin J. Sherwin collection relating to J. Robert Oppenheimer, 1910-2006

Author: Martin J Sherwin
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Research material gathered by Sherman, Kai Bird, Alice Kimball Smith, and others regarding J. Robert Oppenheimer. Used by Bird and Sherman in writing American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer (2005). Includes correspondence, interviews, oral histories, government records, topical files, printed matter, photographs, and other papers. Documents Oppenheimer's work as director of the Los  Read more...
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Named Person: Hans A Bethe; Kai Bird; Haakon Chevalier; Lee A DuBridge; Francis Fergusson; Leslie R Groves; Paul Horgan; George F Kennan; David Eli Lilienthal; Frank Oppenheimer; J Robert Oppenheimer; Katherine P Oppenheimer; Alice Kimball Smith; Lewis L Strauss; Jean Tatlock; Edward Teller
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin J Sherwin
Language Note: Collection material in English.
OCLC Number: 667625046
Description: 26,000 items. 19 microfiche. 69 containers plus 1 classified and 2 microfiche containers. 27.6 linear feet.

Abstract:

Research material gathered by Sherman, Kai Bird, Alice Kimball Smith, and others regarding J. Robert Oppenheimer. Used by Bird and Sherman in writing American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer (2005). Includes correspondence, interviews, oral histories, government records, topical files, printed matter, photographs, and other papers. Documents Oppenheimer's work as director of the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, his political views, and investigations of his Communist associations. Subjects include the atomic bomb, hydrogen bomb, international control of atomic energy and weaponry, national security, and the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. Persons represented include Hans A. Bethe, Haakon Chevalier, Lee A. DuBridge, Francis Fergusson, Leslie R. Groves, Paul Horgan, George F. Kennan, David Eli Lilienthal, Frank Oppenheimer, Katherine P. Oppenheimer, Lewis L. Strauss, Jean Tatlock, and Edward Teller.
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