News and Articles
News and Articles
“Voices of the Manhattan Project” Website Now Features 400 Interviews
Friday, August 26, 2016
“Oppenheimer was able to just telephone people and say, “Come,” and they would come,” recalled Manhattan Project historian David Hawkins, who arrived at Los Alamos in 1943. “I was just thirty, and very inexperienced. I had no idea what I was getting in for.”
National Park Service Celebrates Centennial
Monday, August 22, 2016
On August 25, 2016, the National Park Service celebrates its centennial. One hundred years ago, President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Park Service Organic Act into law, creating the National Park Service to oversee the management of all national parks and some national monuments.
Manhattan Project Veterans on the Bombing of Hiroshima
Saturday, August 6, 2016
The Atomic Heritage Foundation has nearly 400 interviews with Manhattan Project veterans and their families on the “Voices of the Manhattan Project” website. Here are some excerpts in which veterans and their family members recall and reflect on the bombing of Hiroshima.
New World War II History Articles Now Online
Thursday, August 4, 2016
The Atomic Heritage Foundation (AHF) has published new articles in recognition of the 71st anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II. These articles were also prompted by President Obama’s visit to Hiroshima on May 27, 2016, which generated considerable interest.
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.