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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Atomic Scientists' Printed and Near-Print Material Records 1945-1959

© 2006 University of Chicago Library

Descriptive Summary

Title:

Atomic Scientists' Printed and Near-Print Material. Records

Dates:

1945-1959

Size:

.5 linear ft (1 box)

Repository:

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

Abstract:

The Atomic Scientists Printed and Near-Print Material consists of material relating to the postwar scientists' movement, including U.S. Senate and House bills and amendments as well as other print and near-print material.

Information on Use

Access

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Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Atomic Scientists' Printed and Near-Print Material. Records, [Box #, Folder #], University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center

Historical Note

The Manhattan Project's Metallurgical Laboratory (Met Lab) was located at the University of Chicago. It was here the scientists were recruited to work on the theoretical aspects of building the atomic bomb. In 1945, months after the bombing of Hiroshima, about 90% (approximately 200) of Met Lab's scientists reorganized as the Atomic Scientists of Chicago, Inc. and began to publish the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists in a effort to influence government policy and to educate the general public regarding atomic energy and the atomic bomb.

Scope Note

A Collection of miscellaneous reference material extracted from the several collections comprising the Atomic Scientists Papers in the University of Chicago Library.

In September 1995 and again in 1996, additional accessions were made. Those materials make up Series II and Series III.

Related Resources

The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:

http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/spcl/select.html

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Series I: Initial Deposit

Box 1   Folder 1

Atomic Energy Commission. Press releases, 1948-1949; International Control of Atomic Energy. 2nd Report of the United Nations AEC, 1947

Box 1   Folder 2

Tennessee Valley Authority Act, November 21, 1941; Hearings on Atomic Energy Act of 1946 (S. 1717), January-April 1946

Box 1   Folder 3

Hearings on Resolution on Atomic Energy (S. Res. 179), December 1945-February 1946

Box 1   Folder 4

Committee on Military Affairs (S. Res. 107) and (S. Res. 146), Social Impact of Science, August-October 19, 1945

Box 1   Folder 5

Committee on Military Affairs (S. Res. 107) and (S. Res. 146), etc., October 22-December, 1945; Legislative Proposals for Promotion of Science: National Science Foundation, 1945-1946

Box 1   Folder 6

(a) Hearings on a Bill (S. 1248) to Establish an Office of Technical Services, December 1945-January 1946; A Report on the International Control of Atomic Energy, 1946

  • (b) Hearings on the National Science Foundation, House of Representatives, 1947; Confirmation Hearings, Senate, AEC Members, 1949; Hearings by Joint Committee on AEC Fellowship Program, 1949
  • (c) Index to Hearing on Investigation into the United States Atomic Energy Project, 1949
Box 1   Folder 7

Science Legislation, Senate, 1945-1947

Box 1   Folder 8

Speeches by Congressmen, 1945-1948

Box 1   Folder 9

AEC. Press releases, 1949

Box 1   Folder 10

Digest of Testimony before Senate Committee on Atomic Energy, 1945-1946

Box 2   Folder 1

Digest of Testimony before Senate Committee on Atomic Energy, 1945-1946, continued

Box 2   Folder 2

AEC. Press releases, 1947

Box 2   Folder 3

AEC. Press releases, 1947

Box 2   Folder 4

AEC. Press releases, 1948

Box 2   Folder 5

National Committee of Atomic Information. Press releases, newsletters, information bulletins, 1945-1948

Box 2   Folder 6

NCAI. Press releases, etc., 1945-1948

Box 2   Folder 7

NCAI. Press releases, etc., 1945-1948

Box 2   Folder 8

"Atomic Information," published by NCAI, Vol. I., nos. 1-12, incomplete, 1946; Vol. II, nos. 1-2, 1947

Box 2   Folder 9

Federation of American Scientists. Constitution, press releases, information papers, memoranda, etc., January-April 1946

Box 2   Folder 10

Federation of American Scientists. Constitution, press releases, information papers, memoranda, etc., May-August 1946

Box 3   Folder 1

Federation of American Scientists. Constitution, press releases, information papers, memoranda, etc., September-December 1946

Box 3   Folder 2

Federation of American Scientists. Constitution, press releases, information papers, memoranda, etc., January-June 1947

Box 3   Folder 3

Federation of American Scientists. Constitution, press releases, information papers, memoranda, etc., July-December 1947

Box 3   Folder 4

Federation of American Scientists. Constitution, press releases, information papers, memoranda, etc., January-December 1948

Box 3   Folder 5

Federation of American Scientists. Constitution, press releases, information papers, memoranda, etc. Jan.-July, 1949; Additional press releases during 1950-1951

Box 3   Folder 6

Scientists' Committee on Loyalty Problems, press releases, etc., 1949

Box 3   Folder 7

American Association of Scientific Workers. Monthly News Bulletin Philadelphia Chapter, miscellaneous issues, 1946-1948; circular letters, press releases, etc., 1945-1948

Box 3   Folder 8

Association of Manhattan Project Scientists, Newsletter, press releases, etc., 1945-1949

Box 3   Folder 9

Association of New York Scientists. Newsletters (miscellaneous issues, 1946-1949), minutes of meetings, press releases, etc., 1945-1949

Box 4   Folder 1

Association of Oak Ridge Engineers and Scientists. Newsletters (miscellaneous issues, 1946-1948), press releases, etc., 1946-1948

Box 4   Folder 2

Associations of Pasadena Scientists. Newsletter, Vol. I., nos. 1-11, 1946

Box 4   Folder 3

Association of Philadelphia Scientists. Newsletter (misc. issues 1945-47), press releases, membership lists, etc., 1945-1947

Box 4   Folder 4

Association of Scientific Workers (England), Statements, 1945

Box 4   Folder 5

Association of Scientists of Cornell University, Newsletter (miscellaneous issues, 1946-1947), memoranda, etc.

Box 4   Folder 6

Association of Scientists for Atomic Education, Minutes of meetings, memoranda, etc., 1947-1948

Box 4   Folder 7

Atomic Production Scientists. Three newsletters, 1945

Box 4   Folder 8

Academy of Scientists of USSR. Miscellaneous reports, 1946

Box 4   Folder 9

FAS. Newsletters, 1947-1949, press releases, etc., 1948-1949

Box 4   Folder 10

Miscellaneous Laymen pamphlets, radio reports, popular newspaper publications on atomic bomb, 1946-1947

Box 4   Folder 11

Atomic Scientists of Chicago, press releases, assorted pamphlets, etc., 1945-1946

Box 4   Folder 12

Canadian Association of Scientific Workers, Newsletters (miscellaneous issues, 1945-1946), press releases, etc., 1945-1946

Box 4   Folder 13

Chicago Association of Scientists and Engineers, three newsletters, 1947

Box 4   Folder 14

Committee for Foreign Correspondence, minutes of two meetings, 1947

Box 5   Folder 1

Dayton Association of Atomic Scientists, one newsletter, constitution, 1946

Box 5   Folder 2

Federation of Atomic Scientists, miscellaneous material, 1945-1946

Box 5   Folder 3

Federation of American Scientists (Rochester Chapter), letter to Senator Ives on Lilienthal

Box 5   Folder 4

Association of Oak Ridge Engineers and Scientists, newsletter (miscellaneous issues), press releases, 1945-1948

Box 5   Folder 5

Washington Association of Scientists. Newsletter, press releases, etc., 1945-1947

Box 5   Folder 6

British Commonwealth Scientific Office, Lists of scientists visiting U.S.

Box 5   Folder 7

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, information papers, 1946

Box 5   Folder 8

Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists. Statement, June 1947; Minutes to Midnight, May 1950

Box 5   Folder 9

Independent Citizens Committee of the Arts, Sciences and Professions. Newsletter (misc. issues), press releases, 1945

Box 5   Folder 10

"The Acheson Report", Federation of American Scientists, reports, news releases, etc. 1946

Box 5   Folder 11

Ball Bill (Senate Bill No. 1557), press releases, information papers, etc., 1945

Box 5   Folder 12

May-Johnson Bill, 1945-46, information papers, press releases; miscellaneous Senate resolutions

Box 5   Folder 13

Atomic Energy Legislation, bills, speeches, analyses, etc.

Box 5   Folder 14

The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and Photographs of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, by Manhattan Engineer District. Pamphlet

Box 5   Folder 15

United Nations material, U.N. charter, speeches, information papers; assorted pamphlets on world government

Box 5   Folder 16

Miscellaneous material on MGM movie on atomic energy, 1946

Box 5   Folder 17

United World Federalists, Statements

Box 5   Folder 18

Kilgore-Magnuson Bill, bill, analyses, 1946

Box 5   Folder 19

Atomic Scientists News, Vol. 1, no. 3, published by Atomic Scientists Association, England, January 1952

Box 5   Folder 20

Northern California Association of Scientists Reports, press releases, etc., January 1946-April 1946

Box 6   Folder 1

Northern California Association of Scientists, reports, press releases, etc., May 1946-August 1946

Box 6   Folder 2

Northern California Association of Scientists, reports, press releases, etc., September 1946-January 1947

Box 6   Folder 3

Northern California Committee of Science for Atomic Education, minutes, newsletters, 1946-1948

Series II: 1995 Addenda

Box 6

U.S. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Atomic Energy. Atomic Energy Act of 1946. 79th Congress, 2nd session, pt. 3

Box 6

U.S. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Atomic Energy. Atomic Energy Act of 1946. 79th Congress, 2nd session, pt. 4

Series III: 1996 Addenda

Box 7

One World or None: A Report to the Public on the Full Meaning of the Atomic Bomb, edited by Dexter Masters and Katharine Way; foreword by Niels Bohr, Introduction by Arthur H. Compton... (McGraw-Hill, Whittelsey House, 1946)