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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Association of Oak Ridge Engineers and Scientists Records 1945-1952

© 2000 University of Chicago Library

Descriptive Summary

Title:

Association of Oak Ridge Engineers and Scientists. Records

Dates:

1945-1952(inclusive)

Size:

10.5 linear ft. (21 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

The Association of Oak Ridge Engineers and Scientists was formed in June 1946 as the result of the merger of organizations of scientists in Tennessee interested in the international control of atomic energy. The organizations included the Oak Ridge Engineers and Scientists (formerly the Atomic Engineers of Oak Ridge and the Atomic Production Scientists of Oak Ridge) and the Association of Oak Ridge Scientists (formerly the Association of Oak Ridge Scientists at Clinton Laboratories). The collection includes correspondence, memoranda, minutes, press releases, membership files, policy statements, constitutions and by-laws, and publications. The records document the organization's efforts to influence passage of the McMahon Bill and the National Science Bill.

Information on Use

Access

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Citation

When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is:

Association of Oak Ridge Engineers and Scientists. Records, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library.

Historical Note

In August, 1945, groups of scientists throughout the United States who had worked on the Manhattan Project, and others who were aware of the military and political consequences of atomic energy, began to form into local and national organizations. Their intent was to impress upon the public and the government the necessity of formulating suitable municipal and international agencies and laws for its control and development.

Between 1945 and 1952 these organizations waged an intensive co-operative campaign to this end and were largely responsible for the passage for the McMahon Act, creating the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. They also aided in the adoption of the international control of atomic energy as a goal of American foreign policy and the creation of the National Science Foundation. By the end of this same period the majority of these groups had lapsed into inactivity or dissolution.

The papers in this collection relate to the organization activities of these groups of scientists, and principally of those which operated at Oak Ridge, Tennessee, where one of the primary research and production facilities of the Manhattan Project was located.

In August, 1945, various project scientists and engineers at Oak Ridge began to meet informally to discuss the problems of atomic energy in much the same way as was being done at Los Alamos, Chicago, Berkeley, New York, Philadelphia, and elsewhere. On September 11, 1945, informal discussions had reached a point where the dozen of original members of the group drew up a "statement of intent," which outlined the aims of the prospective organization as follows:

a. To publicize conviction that there is no secret; that the United States could expect no enduring monopoly; and that international control offered the only hope for future security.

b. To do this by contacting congressmen and responsible officials; editors and columnists; influential people; testifying before Congress; etc.

On September 15, 1945, the "statement of intent" was posted, and, by October 4, 1945, the organization was formally established as the Association of Oak Ridge Scientists at Clinton Laboratories (AORSCL) for those at Plant X-10. Simultaneous, similar organizations were formed at the other Oak Ridge plants: Atomic Engineers of Oak Ridge (AEOR), at Plant K-25; and Atomic Production Scientists of Oak Ridge (APSOR), at Plant Y-12. In November 1945, these three groups federated for purposes of joint activities, but did not amalgamate. In December, 1945, AORSCL dropped the designation "Clinton Laboratories" from its name, underwent reorganization, and became known as Association of Oak Ridge Scientists (AORS). At the same time, consultations between the three groups for full amalgamation, pending an agreement on specific aims and methods of agitation. In January, 1946, the two primarily engineering groups, AEOR and APSOR, merged and the new group being called Oak Ridge Engineers and Scientists (ORES). Co-operation between AORS and ORES was maintained, and, on June 11, 1946, the two groups amalgamated as the Association of Oak Ridge Engineers and Scientists (AORES).

AORES operated with somewhat diminishing intensity until November, 1948, when it was obliged to close its office and dispose of its assets, apparently due to lack of interest and support. After June 30, 1950, it ceased to report any activity, and, on August 14, 1950, was reported to the Federation of American Scientists, of which it was a member, to be inactive. Herbert Pomerance, a member of the executive who had custody of the organization's records, continued to submit an information return to the Internal Revenue Service until the fiscal year 1956/1957. At that time, he wrote the Service, asking to be excused from further submission of Form 990, on the grounds that "the Association cannot formally disband because there are no members an no meetings... no funds, no assets, no officers."

During the course of its active life, AORES, like its constituent and associated organizations, conducted an active correspondence with congressmen and government officials on behalf of the McMahon Bill, the National Science Foundation Bill, and international control of atomic energy. It was likewise active in bringing the military and political implications of atomic energy before the public through forums, lectures, news releases, policy statements appeals to pubic figures and co-operations on articles, films and radio programs advancing its views. It was particularly active in fostering sentiment favorable to world government and international control of atomic energy. So outspoken were its views in this respect that, on June 4, 1946, AORES representatives were interrogated by the House Committee on Un-American Activities, on the grounds that such views were communist-inspired. Subsequently, an article to this effect was "leaked" to the press. Again, June, 1947, Representative J. Parnell Thomas, chairman of the House Un-American Activities Committee, toured the area, and publicly expressed distress that the scientists with such communistic ideas should be allowed to continue in their employment. In May of 1948, several project scientists were suspended on anonymous charges of communistic sympathies or connections. In all these cases, AORES and its associated organizations, especially the Federation of American Scientists, issued strong objections, both to the press and to the government agencies involved.

AORES and its constituent groups also maintained constant correspondence and co-operation with other similar organizations. They were affiliated with the two federations of scientific groups that had been organized to coordinate the activities of the local groups and to maintain Washington offices to promote the views of the groups with influential persons and the national government. The first of these federal organizations was the Federation of Atomic Scientists which was formed on November 17, 1945, by thirteen scientific groups that had been organized promote suitable atomic energy control measures and other measures for the promotion of science. It held its first council meeting on December 7, 1945. On March 20, 1946, the Federation of American Scientists, which had been working in close co-operation, effected a partial amalgamation, but kept separate titles and funds. On April 10, 1946, it was proposed that the Federation of Atomic Scientists merge wholly with the Federation of American Scientists under the latter's name. The merger apparently was accomplished by June 1946.

On November 17, 1945, the Federation of American Scientists was also formed, its purpose being to create an organization more comprehensive than the Federation of Atomic Scientists, even though it would be deprived of the efficacy of the magic word "atomic." It, too, was to maintain a Washington office from dues assessed upon member organizations, and to staff it with organizational representatives, working alternately. There was also a policy-making body, the council of the federation, which was made up of representatives from the principal constituent bodies.

Mention should also be made of the other organizations with which the Oak Ridge groups were affiliated, and whose papers appear in this collection. They are: the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists, the Independent Citizens' Committee of the Arts, Sciences and Professions, the National Committee on Atomic Information, and the National Committee of Atomic Scientists..

Scope Note

The papers in this collection are organized functionally, i.e., by organization, and, within each organization, by internal organizational matters, business and financial matters, policy formation, activities and correspondence, the latter, of course, being one of their major "activities." The correspondence, in turn, is organized as follows: editors, publishers and publicists; general, government-U.S. (Atomic Energy Commission, Congress, U.S. Government officials-other); government-United Nations; private individuals; public figures; security matters; scientific bodies and individual scientists; university, college, school, professional and civic organizations and contacts; and world government, United Nations. and pacifist groups. When appropriate, other categories are inserted, e.g. AORSCL and AORS correspondence files have such entries as "Activities-correspondence re," and "Labor organizations."

The AORES papers, which comprise nine of the twenty-one boxes, have further subsections, including membership files and information files. The publications of the several organizations are filed together containing those of the Oak Ridge Groups and of associated groups. Because of its importance the papers of the Federation of American Scientists has a separate subseries, preceding those of other scientific organizations with which Oak Ridge Groups were not associated. Chronology is also observed in that the files on the Oak Ridge groups prior to the amalgamation precede those of AORES, according to date of organization.

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Series I: Oak Ridge Groups

Subseries 1: Prior to Amalgamation - Part I

Box 1   Folder 1

Oak Ridge affairs - general

Box 1   Folder 2

Oak Ridge civic organizations

Box 1   Folder 3

Amalgamation movement - chronological

Box 1   Folder 4

Joint action activities

Box 1   Folder 5

organization (Papers relating to initial organization; notices and minutes of general meetings)

Box 1   Folder 6

contact committee., editorial committee., education committee., executive committee., information committee., planning., congress committee.,

Box 1   Folder 7

AORSCL, organization (Information file, congress, government officials)

Box 1   Folder 8

AORSCL, organization (Information file, U.S. government documents relating to atomic energy - I)

Box 1   Folder 9

AORSCL, organization (Information file, U.S. government documents relating to atomic energy, - II)

Box 1   Folder 10

AORSCL, business and activities - general

Subseries 2: Prior to Amalgamation - Part II

Box 2   Folder 1

AORSCL, activities (Campaigns to influence legislation)

Box 2   Folder 2

AORSCL, activities, (Field trips, interviews and conferences)

Box 2   Folder 3

AORSCL, activities, (Policy Statements)

Box 2   Folder 4

AORSCL, activities, (Policy polls and correspondence)

Box 2   Folder 5

AORSCL, activities, (Statements and testimony before congressional committees relating to atomic energy)

Box 2   Folder 6

AORSCL, activities, (Scientist-Army Conference, November, 1945)

Box 2   Folder 7

AORSCL, activities, (Press notices; press releases)

Box 2   Folder 8

AORSCL, activities, (Relations with other scientific organizations)

Box 2   Folder 9

AORSCL, correspondence (Requests for publications; correspondence relating to conferences and lectures)

Box 2   Folder 10

AORSCL, correspondence, (Correspondence relating to films; correspondence . relating to radio; correspondence. relating to business matters; correspondence. general)

Box 2   Folder 11

AORSCL, correspondence, (Correspondence with editors and publishers, A-K)

Box 2   Folder 12

AORSCL, correspondence, (Correspondence with editors and publishers, L-Z)

Subseries 3: Prior to Amalgamation - Part III

Box 3   Folder 1

AORSCL, correspondence, (Columnists and commentators)

Box 3   Folder 2

AORSCL, correspondence, (Government-congress, A-L)

Box 3   Folder 3

AORSCL, correspondence, (Government-congress, M-Z)

Box 3   Folder 4

AORSCL, correspondence, (Government-bodies and officials other than congress)

Box 3   Folder 5

AORSCL, correspondence, (Labor organizations)

Box 3   Folder 6

AORSCL, correspondence, (Private persons)

Box 3   Folder 7

AORSCL, correspondence, (Public persons)

Box 3   Folder 8

AORSCL, correspondence, (Scientific organizations and individuals, American Assn. of Scientific Workers - Engineering Society of Detroit)

Box 3   Folder 9

AORSCL, correspondence, (Scientific organizations and individuals, Federation of Atomic Scientists - Yost, D. M.)

Box 3   Folder 10

general)

Subseries 4: Prior to Amalgamation - Part IV

Box 4   Folder 1

AORSCL, correspondence, (Universities, colleges, schools, professional and civic organizations and representatives)

Box 4   Folder 2

AORSCL, correspondence, (World government and pacifist groups; copies of letter of third person)

Box 4   Folder 3

Association of Oak Ridge Scientists (AORS), organization (General; constitution; general meetings)

Box 4   Folder 4

AORS, organization, (Committees)

Box 4   Folder 5

AORS, organization, (Authors Bureau)

Box 4   Folder 6

AORS, organization, (Speakers Bureau)

Box 4   Folder 7

AORS, organization, (Bulletins, announcements and general memoranda; intra-organization memoranda and correspondence on policy, organization and techniques; business and financial matters)

Box 4   Folder 8

atomic energy legislation-general)

Box 4   Folder 9

atomic energy legislation, May-Johnson Bill - I)

Box 4   Folder 10

atomic energy legislation, McMahon Bill-I)

Box 4   Folder 11

atomic energy legislation, McMahon Bill-II)

Box 4   Folder 12

atomic energy legislation, McMahon Bill-III)

Box 4   Folder 13

atomic energy legislation, national science foundation legislation - Kilgore-Magnuson Bill)

Subseries 5: Prior to Amalgamation - Part V

Box 5   Folder 1

AORS, activities (Campaigns to influence legislation)

Box 5   Folder 2

AORS, activities, (Field trips, interviews and conferences)

Box 5   Folder 3

AORS, activities, (Films; radio)

Box 5   Folder 4

AORS, activities, (Policy statements)

Box 5   Folder 5

AORS, activities, (Press releases; promotion)

Box 5   Folder 6

AORS, activities, (Requests for publications)

Box 5   Folder 7

AORS, correspondence (Correspondence register)

Box 5   Folder 8

AORS, correspondence, (Correspondence relating to conferences and lectures)

Box 5   Folder 9

AORS, correspondence, (Editors, publishers and publicists)

Box 5   Folder 10

AORS, correspondence, (Government-congress)

Box 5   Folder 11

AORS, correspondence (Government-congress, other)

Box 5   Folder 12

AORS, correspondence (Labor groups; members and former member of AORS and associates; private persons; public persons; other Oak Ridge scientific organizations)

Box 5   Folder 13

American Academy of Arts and Sciences - Federation of American Scientists)

Subseries 6: Prior to Amalgamation - Part VI

Box 6   Folder 1

Federation of Architects, Engineers, Chemists and Technicians - Rocket Research Group)

Box 6   Folder 2

Compton, Karl T.; Urey, Harold C.)

Box 6   Folder 3

AORS, correspondence, (University, college, school, professional and civic organizations and representatives)

Box 6   Folder 4

AORS, correspondence (World government and pacifist groups)

Box 6   Folder 5

AORS, correspondence (Copies of correspondence of third parties)

Box 6   Folder 6

organization; activities; correspondence

Box 6   Folder 7

organization (Organization-general; committees; constitution; meetings-general)

Box 6   Folder 8

organization and activities (Membership; business; conferences, field trips and relations with other scientific organizations; intra-organization memoranda and correspondence; statements before governmental bodies; policy statements; press releases)

Box 6   Folder 9

AEOR, correspondence (Incoming letter register; correspondence with editors, publishers, and publicists; government; private persons; public persons; scientific organizations and individuals; world government and pacifist groups)

Box 6   Folder 10

organization general; membership; business and financial; information files); activities (Campaigns to influence legislation; field trips, interviews and conferences; relations with other scientific organizations; intra-organization memoranda and correspondence; statements before government bodies; policy statements; press releases)

Box 6   Folder 11

correspondence (Editors, publishers and publicists; government; private persons; public persons; scientific organizations; Universities, colleges, schools, professional and civic organizations; World government and pacifist groups)

Box 6   Folder 12

organization (Organization-general; committees, constitution; meetings-general; membership; business and financial; information files)

Subseries 7: Prior to Amalgamation into AORES

Box 7   Folder 1

activities (Campaign to influence legislation; field trips, interviews and conferences; relations with other scientific organizations; intra-organization memoranda and correspondence on policy and techniques; statements before government bodies; policy statements; press releases)

Box 7   Folder 2

ORES, activities (Occasional publications)

Box 7   Folder 3

ORES, correspondence (Register of correspondence)

Box 7   Folder 4

ORES, correspondence (Correspondence relating to mailing lists and publications)

Box 7   Folder 5

ORES, correspondence (Editors, publishers and publicists; government-congress; government-other; government United Nations)

Box 7   Folder 6

ORES, correspondence (Private persons; public persons; scientific organizations; Carnegie Endowment for International Peace - Dayton Association of Scientists)

Box 7   Folder 7

Federation of American Scientists - Wisconsin Association of Scientists; University, college, school, professional and civic organizations; world government and pacifist groups)

Series II: Association of Oak Ridge Engineers and Scientists (AORES)

Box 8   Folder 1

AORES, organization (Log book)

Box 8   Folder 2

A-Bomb Test Committee.; Campaign Committee.; Committee. on Policy and Techniques; Editorial Committee.)

Box 8   Folder 3

Executive Committee., minutes; Executive Committee., elections, memoranda, announcements)

Box 8   Folder 4

Information Committee.; International Contacts Committee.; Mass Education Committee., Membership Committee.)

Box 8   Folder 5

National Science Legislation Committee - I)

Box 8   Folder 6

National Science Legislation Committee - II)

Box 8   Folder 7

Newsletter Committee.; Nominating Committee.; Planning Committee.; Relations with Foreign Scientists Committee.; UNESCO Committee.)

Box 8   Folder 8

World Government Committee., minutes, internal correspondence and documents, reports and correspondence with other committees of AORES)

Box 8   Folder 9

A-Clark University Librarian)

Box 8   Folder 10

Committee to Frame a World Constitution-Farmer, Fyke)

Box 9   Folder 1

Federation of American Scientists-Mumford, Lewis)

Box 9   Folder 2

National Committee on Atomic Information-Wilcox, Roger)

Box 9   Folder 3

Windegger, F. R. - Wynner, Edith)

Box 9   Folder 4

World Government Committee, publications)

Box 9   Folder 5

World Government Committee, address lists)

Box 9   Folder 6

American Assn. for the United Nations, Americans United for World Government, Atomic Crisis Action Plan, Atomic Energy Political Implications)

Box 9   Folder 7

Catholic Assn. for International Peace, Campaign for World Government, November, 1946, Committee. to Frame a World Government, Conscription, Culbertson, Ely)

Box 9   Folder 8

Dublin, N.H., Conference, October, 1945, Dumbarton Oaks Proposal, Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, Emergency Committee. of the Atomic Scientists, Farmer, Fyke)

Box 9   Folder 9

Farmer-Wynner Proposals for World Government)

Box 9   Folder 10

Freedom and Union, Hiroshima (by John Hersey), International control legislation for atomic energy, Luxembourg Declaration)

Box 10   Folder 1

Manhattan Project)

Box 10   Folder 2

Man v. Atom-Year I (by James J. McGraw, Jr.), Modern Man is Obsolete (by Norman Cousins), Movement for World Federal Government)

Box 10   Folder 3

Miscellaneous articles on atomic energy and world government, A-Z; Mowrer, E.A.; Need for world government-misc. pamphlets; Oak Ridge Teacher for World Government, Obstacles to world government; Operation Crossroads, Opposition to world government-misc. pamphlets and documents)

Box 10   Folder 4

Parachute or Chest of Drawers, Peace plans and specific techniques, Plays, Polls, Popular Science editorials, Psychology and atomic energy, Military Security and the Atomic Bomb (by L.N. Ridenour), Sovereignty-articles and editorials, Students for World Federal Government)

Box 10   Folder 5

broadcasts from

August 13, 1945, to February 1, 1946.

Box 10   Folder 6

broadcasts from

February 22, 1946 to December 6, 1946.)

Box 10   Folder 7

Tennessee Committee for World Federation, Timetable for World Government (by T.K. Finletter), United Nations- miscellaneous documents and articles)

Box 10   Folder 8

United Nations Atomic Energy Commission, UNESCO)

Box 10   Folder 9

United Nations News, January, 1946, to October, 1946)

Box 11   Folder 1

U.S. legislation-documents)

Box 11   Folder 2

World Citizenship Movement, World Federalists, World Federation-Now, World federation speeches and resolutions to and in congress)

Box 11   Folder 3

World Government News, November,

1945 to December, 1946; Women for World Government)

Box 11   Folder 4

AORES, organization (Elections)

Box 11   Folder 5

AORES, organization (Polls)

Box 11   Folder 6

AORES, organization (Constitution and by-laws)

Box 11   Folder 7

AORES, organization (Intra-organizations memoranda, journals and minutes; membership promotion; prospective member lists)

Box 11   Folder 8

AORES, organization (Membership files, A

Box 11   Folder 9

AORES, organization (Membership files, B)

Box 11   Folder 10

AORES, organization (Membership files, C)

Box 12   Folder 2

AORES, organization (Membership files, G, H)

Box 12   Folder 3

AORES, organization (Membership files, J, K, L)

Box 12   Folder 4

AORES, organization (Membership files, M)

Box 12   Folder 5

AORES, organization (Membership files, N, O, P)

Box 12   Folder 6

AORES, organization (Membership files, R)

Box 12   Folder 7

AORES, organization (Membership files, S)

Box 12   Folder 8

AORES, organization (Membership files, T, U, V)

Box 12   Folder 9

AORES, organization (Membership files, W, Y)

Box 13   Folder 1

AORES, organization (Membership files, drop lists and due lists)

Box 13   Folder 2

AORES, organization (Membership files, consolidated lists; memoranda relating to membership affairs; membership correspondence)

Box 13   Folder 3

AORES, organization (Correspondence relating to mailings)

Box 13   Folder 4

AORES, organization (Memoranda relating to mailings and mailing lists)

Box 13   Folder 5

AORES, organization (Requests for more information and publications, incoming and outgoing)

Box 13   Folder 6

AORES, organization (Information papers on military and political implications of atomic energy)

Box 13   Folder 7

AORES, organization (Lecture texts and information papers on technical aspects and peaceful uses of atomic energy)

Box 13   Folder 8

AORES, organization (Articles by members)

Box 13   Folder 9

articles on atomic energy, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission)

Box 13   Folder 10

AORES, organization (Information file, atomic energy legislation articles and documents)

Box 14   Folder 1

AORES, organization (Information file, Congress, CIO, Federation of American Scientists, Federation of Atomic Scientists)

Box 14   Folder 2

AORES, organization (Information file, Kingdom, Frank, broadcasts,

October 16, 1945 to June 14, 1946)

Box 14   Folder 3

AORES, organization (Information file, National Committee. for Civilian Control of Atomic Energy, National Committee. for Atomic Information, National Science Foundation, Problems in "foreign" affairs, Procedure)

Box 14   Folder 4

AORES, organization (Information file, Technical information)

Box 14   Folder 5

AORES, organization (Information file, U.S.S.R.-political and military aspects)

Box 14   Folder 6

AORES, organization (Information file, U.S.S.R., -scientific activities - I)

Box 14   Folder 7

AORES, organization (Information file, U.S.S.R., -scientific activities - II)

Box 14   Folder 8

AORES, organization (Information file, U.S. Senate Special Committee. on Atomic Energy-general, testimony before)

Box 14   Folder 9

AORES, organization (Information file, U.S. Department of State)

Box 14   Folder 10

AORES, organization (Orders and bills for publications and films)

Box 15   Folder 1

AORES, organization (Correspondence and documents relating to tax status)

Box 15   Folder 2

AORES, organization (Correspondence and documents relating to taxes assessed and paid)

Box 15   Folder 3

AORES, organization (Correspondence and memoranda regarding finances; financial statements,

September 11, 1946 to June 30, 1949)

Box 15   Folder 4

AORES, organization (Bank matters-statements and correspondence)

Box 15   Folder 5

AORES, activities (Campaigns to influence legislation; forums, colloquies and lectures; interviews with government and press representatives)

Box 15   Folder 6

AORES, activities (Policy statements on personnel and security matters; policy statements on public issues and legislation)

Box 15   Folder 7

AORES, activities (Press releases)

Box 15   Folder 8

AORES, activities (Press notices and editorial comment relating to association activities and security matters)

Box 15   Folder 9

AORES, activities (Movie projects)

Box 15   Folder 10

AORES, activities (Relations with congressional committees; statements and affidavits to other U.S. government bodies)

Box 16   Folder 1

AORES, correspondence (Incoming correspondence register; conferences)

Box 16   Folder 2

AORES, correspondence (Editors, publishers and publicists)

Box 16   Folder 3

AORES, correspondence (General; government-U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (USEAC) confirmations; USEAC-general)

Box 16   Folder 4

AORES, correspondence (Government-congress; government-U.S. delegate to the U.N. Atomic Energy Commission; government-U.S., other)

Box 16   Folder 5

AORES, correspondence (Private persons; public persons; security)

Box 16   Folder 6

American Society of Atomic Engineers-Atlantic Region, Assn. of Brookhaven Scientists, Assn. of Los Alamos Scientists, Assn. of Philadelphia Scientists, Assn. of Scientists for Atomic Education, Atomic Scientists of Chicago; Compton, Arthur H., Emergency Committee. of Atomic Scientists)

Box 16   Folder 7

AORES, correspondence (Scientific organizations and individuals, Federation of American Scientists)

Box 16   Folder 8

AORES, correspondence (Scientific organizations and individuals, Independent Citizens' Committee. of the Arts, Sciences and Professions, Institute on World Control of Atomic Energy, National Committee. for Atomic Information, "New York Contacts", Northern California Assn. of Scientists, Wisconsin Assn. of Scientists, World Federation of Scientific Workers)

Box 16   Folder 9

AORES, correspondence (Correspondence of organizations and individuals not identifiable; Universities, colleges, schools, professional and civic organizations)

Series III: Associated Groups

Subseries 1: Federation of American Scientists (FAmS)

Box 17   Folder 1

organization (Minutes of meetings,

December 7, 1945 to April 18, 1947)

Box 17   Folder 2

organization (Minutes of meetings,

May 12, 1947 to September 29, 1951, and undated)

Box 17   Folder 3

organization (Notices of meetings and conferences)

Box 17   Folder 4

organization (Policy discussion papers, polls, and statements)

Box 17   Folder 5

organization (Constitution, by-laws, and amendments)

Box 17   Folder 6

organization (Constituent bodies; officers; elections)

Box 17   Folder 7

organization (Financial affairs)

Box 17   Folder 8

organization (Legislative and executive action memoranda; campaign material)

Box 17   Folder 9

organization (Memoranda to constituent and associated bodies, 1946)

Box 17   Folder 10

organization (Memoranda to constituent and associated bodies, 1947)

Box 18   Folder 1

organization (Memoranda to constituent bodies,

January 6, 1948 to June 9, 1949)

Box 18   Folder 2

organization (Memoranda to constituent bodies,

September 17, 1949 to September 5, 1951, and undated)

Box 18   Folder 3

organization (Press releases,

January 28, 1946 to May 25, 1946)

Box 18   Folder 4

organization (Press releases,

May 26, 1946 to May 1, 1950)

Box 18   Folder 5

FAmS, correspondence and memoranda (Miscellaneous)

Subseries 2: Other Organizations

Box 18   Folder 6

organization and activities (American Assn. of Scientific Workers; Assn. of Cambridge Scientists)

Box 18   Folder 7

organization and activities (Assn. of Los Alamos Scientists)

Box 18   Folder 8

organization and activities (Assn. of Manhattan Project Scientists; Assn. of New York Scientists; Assn. of Philadelphia Scientists; Assn. of Scientific Workers-Great Britain; Assn. of Scientists of Cornell University)

Box 18   Folder 9

organization and activities (Assn. of Scientists for Atomic Education; Atomic Scientists of Chicago; Canadian Assn. of Scientific Workers; Carnegie Endowment for International Peace-Committee. on Atomic Energy; Chicago Chemists' Club; Dayton Assn. of Scientists; Emergency Committee. of Atomic Scientists

Box 19   Folder 1

organization and activities (Federation of Atomic Scientists)

Box 19   Folder 2

organization and activities (Independent Citizens' Committee. of the Arts, Sciences and Professions; National Committee. for Atomic Information; National Committee. of Atomic Scientists)

Box 19   Folder 3

organization and activities (Northern California Assn. of Scientists - I)

Box 19   Folder 4

organization and activities (activities (Northern California Assn. of Scientists - II)

Box 19   Folder 5

organization and activities (Southeastern Research Institute; Stanford University Students' Assn. for Atomic Control; Rochester University Assn. of Scientists)

Box 19   Folder 6

Conferences of associated scientific organizations (Chicago Conference, September, 1945; Nation Associates Forum on the Atomic Era, New York, April, 1950; Rocky Mountain Conference on Atomic Energy, Denver, June, 1946; Rye, New York, Conference on Atomic Energy, October, 1945)

Box 19   Folder 7

Conferences of associated scientific organizations, state conferences (Georgia Conferences, May, 1947; North Carolina Conferences, November, 1946)

Series IV: Periodical Publications of Oak Ridge and Associated Groups

Box 20   Folder 1

AORSCL (Daily Bulletin, October, 16,

1945 to November 26, 1945; soapbox, November 19, 1945); AORS (News Letter, February 27, 1946 to May 15, 1946); AORS/ORES (News-letter, June 8, 1946)

Box 20   Folder 2

Oak Ridge groups, AEOR/APSOR (Newsletter and Bulletin, combined edition,

December 27, 1945); APSOR (New Bulletin, November 20, 1945 to December 18, 1945)

Box 20   Folder 3

Oak Ridge groups, ORES (Atomic Engineer and Scientists,

January 6, 1946 to March 16, 1946; News Letter, April 15, 1946 to May 10, 1946)

Box 20   Folder 4

Oak Ridge groups, AORES (News-Letter,

June 20, 1946 to May 27, 1949

Box 20   Folder 5

American Assn. of Scientific Workers (News Letter, May/June, 1945; May, 1946; June, 1946); Assn. of Los Alamos Scientists (News Letter,

November 2, 1945 to February 19, 1946); Assn. of New York Scientists (New Letter, March 12, 1946 to January 25, 1950)

Box 20   Folder 6

Associated groups, Assn. of Pasadena Scientists (News Letter,

January 15, 1946 to June 18, 1946)

Box 20   Folder 7

Associated groups, Assn. of Philadelphia Scientists (News Letter,

November 13, 1945; to May 18, 1946; A. of P. S. News, February, 1946 to April, 1946; Action News, March 16, 1946 to June 29, 1946; The Philadelphia Scientists, November 1, 1946 to March 7, 1947)

Box 20   Folder 8

Associated groups, Assn. of Scientists for Atomic Education (Notations,

June 23, 1947 to June 23, 1947); Assn. of Scientists of Cornell University (The Cornell Scientists, April 15, 1946 to February 17, 1947)

Box 20   Folder 9

Associated groups, Atomic Scientists of Chicago (Bulletin,

December 10, 1945 to July 1, 1946)

Box 21   Folder 1

Associated groups, Atomic Scientists of Chicago, (Bulletin,

August 1, 1946 to March, 1947)

Box 21   Folder 2

Associated groups, Atomic Scientists of Chicago, (Bulletin, June,

1947 to December, 1947)

Box 21   Folder 3

Associated groups, Atomic Scientists of Chicago, (Bulletin, January,

1948 to May, 1948)

Box 21   Folder 4

Associated groups, Canadian Assn. of Scientific Workers (The Canadian Scientists, November, 1945); Chicago Assn. of Scientists and Engineers (Bulletin, March, 1947); Dayton Assn. of Scientists (News Letter,

March 14, 1946 to March, 27, 1946)

Box 21   Folder 5

Associated groups, Federation of American Scientists (Newsletter,

January 25, 1946 to October 23, 1952; Members' Bulletin, January 5, 1952 to February 8, 1952)

Box 21   Folder 6

Associated groups, Federation of American Scientists (Newsletter,

November 14, 1945 to December 12, 1945); Independent Citizens' Committee. of the Arts, Sciences and Professions (The Independent, January, 1946); Northern California Assn. of Scientists (Newsletter, January, 1946; NCAS Bulletin, May 1946; NCAS Local Group Bulletin, n.d.); Washington Assn. of Scientists (Newsletter, March, 1947); Wisconsin Assn. of Scientists (Newsletter, December 12, 1946)