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The Atomic Bomb File, 1935-1976 | Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum

Collection Overview

Title: The Atomic Bomb File, 1935-1976Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Archivists of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum

Extent: -1.0 Cubic Feet

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This digital collection consists of documentation selected from across the papers of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry L. Hopkins, and Alexander Sachs. Selections include letters, reports, official memoranda, clippings and publication excerpts, dating between 1939 and 1973. Documents reference matters related to the development and use of the atomic bomb during World War II, including correspondence and writings about the Manhattan Project, general nuclear research, and the potential for enriching uranium. There are also materials related to Alexander Sach's testimony to the post-war Senate Committee on Atomic Energy. Major correspondents include President Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Alexander Sachs, physicists Albert Einstein, Enrico Fermi, Leo Szillard, and government administrators Vannevar Bush and Harry Hopkins.

Collection Historical Note

This collection was created by the archivists of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library in response to public interest in the research, development, and use of the atomic bomb during World War II.

Administrative Information

Repository: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum

Access Restrictions: This collection is available for use by the general public.

Use Restrictions: This material is subject to copyright restrictions under Title 17 of the U.S. Code.

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Harry Hopkins Papers; H. D. Smyth Report, 1945Add to your cart.
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FDR's Papers as President; Selected Documents, 1939-1942Add to your cart.
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FDR's Papers as President; Selected Documents, 1943-1945Add to your cart.
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Alexander Sachs Papers; Selected Documents, 1939Add to your cart.
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Alexander Sachs Papers; Selected Documents, 1940-1942Add to your cart.
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Alexander Sachs Papers; Selected Documents, 1945Add to your cart.
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Alexander Sachs Papers; Selected Documents, 1945-1946Add to your cart.
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Alexander Sachs Papers; Selected Documents, 1954-1964Add to your cart.
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Alexander Sachs Papers; Selected Documents, 1967-1973Add to your cart.
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