News and Articles
News and Articles
Sherwin Interview Collection on J. Robert Oppenheimer Now Available
Thursday, July 28, 2016
The Atomic Heritage Foundation is pleased to present the Martin J. Sherwin Collection, focusing on the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, on the “Voices of the Manhattan Project” oral history website. The collection is courtesy of historian and George Mason University Professor Martin J. Sherwin.
Alexander Guest House Preservation Project Receives ACHP Award
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
On July 13, the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance (ETPA), the Department of Energy (DOE) in Oak Ridge, and Dover Development received the Advisory Council for Historic Preservation Chairman’s Award for Achievement in Historic Preservation for their efforts to preserve and restore the historic Alexander Inn in Oak Ridge.
LANL Materials Illuminate Manhattan Project at Los Alamos
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Archives recently provided the Atomic Heritage Foundation with hours of video, thousands of photographs, and numerous audio recordings related to the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos. These materials document some of the pivotal moments and people behind the making of the atomic bomb.
Manhattan Project National Historical Park T-Shirts Now Available
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
The Atomic Heritage Foundation (AHF) is pleased to announce T-shirts for two of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park sites are now available on our online store. The designs feature striking images of the Los Alamos Main Gate and the B Reactor at Hanford.
William F. Lightfoot and the “Fat Man” Fireset
Monday, June 6, 2016
On a recent trip to the Bradbury Science Museum in Los Alamos, Bill Lightfoot came across something surprising. On display was one of the firesets, or electronic fuses, that his father, William F. Lightfoot, worked on for the Raytheon Company during the Manhattan Project.
Conference to Explore Hiroshima/Nagasaki Digital Archives
Thursday, June 2, 2016
This fall, a conference in Boston and New York will bring together Japanese and American high school students, atomic bomb survivors (hibakusha), and the general public. The sessions will explore innovative digital archives on the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.