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Guide to the Atomic Scientists Miscellaneous Records 1945-1964

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Atomic Scientists. Miscellaneous Records

Dates:

1945-1964

Size:

0.5 linear feet (1 box)

Repository:

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

Abstract:

Correspondence, mimeographs, newsletters, minutes, and publications of national and local Atomic Scientists' organizations. Included are: Atomic Scientists of Chicago, Federation of American Scientists, Society for Social Responsibility in Science, Council for a Livable World, and the Committee for Nuclear Information. This material came from different sources and was gathered together in this collection.

Information on Use

Access

The collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Atomic Scientists. Miscellaneous Records, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Historical Note

The Atomic Scientists were a combination of scientific groups which included the Atomic Scientists of Chicago, Federation of American Scientists, Society for Social Responsibility in Science, Council for a Livable World, and the Committee for Nuclear Information.

Scope Note

This collection contains miscellaneous correspondence, mimeographs, newsletters, minutes, and publications of various national and local Atomic Scientists' organizations. Included are: Atomic Scientists of Chicago, Federation of American Scientists, Society for Social Responsibility in Science, Council for a Livable World, and the Committee for Nuclear Information. This material came from different sources and was gathered together in this collection.

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

Atomic Scientists of Chicago

  • The Atomic Bomb, by the Atomic Scientists of Chicago, [Chicago], n.d., 62 pp
Box 1   Folder 2

Committee for Nuclear Information

  • Greater St. Louis Citizens' Committee for Nuclear Information, "The Known Facts-Radiation, Strontium-90, Fallout, Nuclear Waste, Nuclear Power, Bomb Testing," pamphlet, n. d.
  • Greater St. Louis Citizens' Committee for Nuclear Information, "Board of Directors," pamphlet mock-up
  • Commoner, Barry, "A Community Effort to Get the Facts, The St. Louis Citizens' Committee for Nuclear Information"
  • Commoner, Barry, "Teller on Fallout," Chemical and Engineering News, May 28, 1962, reprint
  • "Social Aspects of Science," Science, January 25, 1957, reprint
  • Miller, Judith S., St. Louis, Missouri, to Donald Strickland, Chicago, Illinois, December 5, 1961, T.L.S., 1 p.
  • "Index of Past Issues of Nuclear Information", n.d., 1 p., mimeographed copy
  • "Bulletin to C.N.I. Members on Fallout from Present Russian Tests," October 26, 1961, T.D., 3 pp., mimeographed copy
  • "Baby Tooth Survey," n.d., T.D., 5 pp., mimeographed copy
  • Reiss, Louise Zibold, "Strontium-90 Absorption by Deciduous Teeth," Science, November 24, 1961, reprint
  • Fowler, John, "A C.N.I. History"
  • "Science and Human Welfare," Science, July 8, 1960, reprint
  • "Science and Human Survival," Science, December 29, 1961, reprint
  • Commoner, Barry, "The Hazard of Fallout," Student Life, December 19, 1958
  • Commoner, Barry, "The Fallout Problem," Science, May 2, 1958, reprint
  • War Resisters League, "Dissent, Revolution, Freedom, Peace," June, 1963, pamphlet
  • National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy, [Clippings- New York Times, August 7, 1959, December 28, 1960; June 16, 1961 and November 9, 1961; Christian Science Monitor, August 28, 1958, July 18, 1959; The Daily Progress, October 7, 1961; The New Statesman, March 8, 1958; Saturday Review, April 16, 1960], 7 pp., mimeographed copies
  • Feiffer, Jules, "Boom," [1959?], 4 pp., cartoon reprinted by American Friends Service Committee
  • Wyant, William K., "50,000 Baby Teeth," The Nation, June 13, 1959, reprint
  • Rusk, Howard A., "Explaining Radiation," New York Times, May 22, 1960, reprint
  • "Report to the A.A.A.S. Council, Indianapolis Meeting, December 30, 1957," T.D., 2 pp., mimeographed copy
Box 1   Folder 3

Committee for Nuclear Information

  • Greater St. Louis Citizens' Committee for Nuclear Information, Nuclear Information, November, 1961
  • Greater St. Louis Citizens' Committee for Nuclear Information, "Baby Tooth Survey- A History of Strontium-90 Absorption", n.d., 4 pp, pamphlet
  • Greater St. Louis Citizens' Committee for Nuclear Information, Nuclear Information, June 1961-May 1962
Box 1   Folder 4

Committee for Nuclear Information

  • Greater St. Louis Citizens' Committee for Nuclear Information, Nuclear Information, July 1962-August 1963
  • C.N.I. Newsletter, June, December 1962, April 1963
Box 1   Folder 5

Council for a Livable World

  • A Livable World Free From War- Action Program of the Council for a Livable World," pamphlet, n. d.
  • Feld, Bernard T., Washington D.C., "Memorandum to persons interested in pragmatic measures to ease international tensions," October 2, 1964, T.D.S., 2 pp., mimeographed copy
  • Szilard, Leo, Washington D.C., "Memorandum to members of the Society for Social Responsibility in Science," n.d., T.D.S., 2 pp., mimeographed copy
  • "Council for Abolishing War," Washington Bulletin, November-December 1962
  • [Szilard, Leo], "The Establishment of the Council and the Lobby," n.d., T.D.., 1 p., mimeographed copy
  • [Szilard, Leo], "Memorandum A on Campaign Contributions for 1962," June 1, 1962, T.D., 2 pp.
  • [Szilard, Leo], "Questionnaire," n.d., T.D., 1 p., mimeographed copy
  • [Szilard, Leo], "Memorandum B on a Joint American-Russian Staff Study," June 1, 1962, T.D., 1 p., mimeographed copy
  • [Szilard, Leo], "The Council and the Lobby," n.d., T.D., 2 pp., mimeographed copy
  • [Szilard, Leo], "Proposal for the Platform of the Council," n.d., T.D.., 4 pp., mimeographed copy
  • Scientists Committee for a Livable World, [List of Fellows of the Committee], June 2, 1962, T.D., 2 pp., mimeographed copy
  • Szilard, Leo, Washington D.C., to Clayton Giese, Chicago, Illinois, June 11, 1962, T.L.S., 1 p.
  • Szilard, Leo, William Doering, Bernard Feld, Committee for a Livable World, [open letter], n.d., T.L., 2 pp., 2 mimeographed copies
  • Committee for a Livable World, membership list, n.d., T.D., 2 pp., 2 mimeographed copies
  • Feld, Bernard T., Washington D.C., "Memorandum to Members of the Federation of American Scientists," April 24, 1964
  • Council for a Livable World, Washington Bulletin, January-February 1964
Box 1   Folder 6

Federation of American Scientists

  • Federation of American Scientists, Membership Directory, November, 1963
  • Federation of American Scientists, "Questionnaire results--Atomic power and atomic strategy and disarmament," memo to council delegates and alternates from Washington Office, November 21, 1953, T.D., 3 pp., Xerox copy
  • "Jerry" [Rush?], Washington, to Al [Novick?], T.L.S., May 6, 1948, 2 pp., Xerox copy
  • Mohawk Association of Scientists and Engineers, Newsletter, vol. 15, no. 30, April 30, 1962
  • "Physical Scientists' Testimony in National Science Foundation Hearings, 1945-49
Box 1   Folder 7

Federation of American Scientists

  • F.A.S. Newsletters, August 1958-June 1962
Box 1   Folder 8

Federation of American Scientists

  • F.A.S. Newsletters, September 1962-June 1965
Box 1   Folder 9

Society for Social Responsibility in Science

  • Franklin Miller, Gambier, Ohio to Donald Strickland, Chicago, Illinois, October 5, 1962, T.L.S., 1 p.
  • "Society for Social Responsibility in Science," pamphlets, n. d.
  • "Society for Social Responsibility in Science," information sheet, n. d.
  • "Minutes," Chicago Regional Meeting of Society for Social Responsibility in Science, November 19, 1962
  • "Minutes," Chicago Regional Meeting of Society for Social Responsibility in Science, December 10, 1962
  • Minutes," Chicago Regional Meeting of the Society for Social Responsibility in Science, January 8, February 11, and March 12, 1963
  • "S.S.R.S.," holograph notes, 2 pp.
  • Pratt, Carroll C., "Do We Need a Hippocratic Oath for All Scientists?" The Friend, First Month [January], 1952, reprint
  • Lonsdale, Kathleen, "The Ethical Problems of Scientists," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, August 1951
  • Comfort, Alex, "Social Responsibility in Science and Art," Peace News Ltd., January, 1952
  • Douglas, William O., "Justice Douglas Appeals for Rebirth of Freedom," presented at the Philadelphia Bulletin Forum, March 3, 1952, reprint
Box 1   Folder 10

Society for Social Responsibility in Science

  • S.S.R.S. Newsletter, December 1951-November 1962
Box 1   Folder 11

Society for Social Responsibility in Science

  • S.S.R.S. Newsletter, December 1962-April 1965
Box 1   Folder 12

Miscellaneous documents

  • Conference on Atomic Energy and World Organization, Princeton, New Jersey, November, 1947, list of conferees
  • Woodward, William, Santa Fe, New Mexico, to Dr. Harry Groundfest, Rumson, New Jersey, T.L.S., November 1, 1945, 1 p., Xerox copy
  • Higginbotham, W. A. to J. R. Oppenheimer, Washington, D. C., T.L.C., October 16, 1945, 1 p., Xerox copy
  • Higginbotham, transcript of telephone conversation with J. Robert Oppenheimer, May 25, 1949, Xerox copy
  • R. R. Bush to Washington Staff, "Summary of Chats on the Hill," July 25, 26, 1949 (?), T.D., 3 pp., Xerox copy, with "D. L. Hill on events July 28, 29," T.D., 1 p., Xerox copy
  • Higinbotham, W.A., "Memorandum," March 6, 1946, T. D., 1 p., Xerox copy
  • Second Pugwash Conference of Nuclear Scientists, Lac Beauport, Canada, 1958, excerpts from the verbatim transcript
  • Time, "Atomic Doldrums" (February 25, 1946), Xerox copy
  • Office of Bernard M. Baruch, U.S. Representative, "The International Control of Atomic Energy- Scientific Information Transmitted to the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission, June 14, 1946-October 14, 1946"