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Bonner, Francis T. (fl. 1945) Collection relating to Irving Kaplan and Francis Bonner on controlling atomic power [Decimalized .01-.09]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03152 Author/Creator: Bonner, Francis T. (fl. 1945) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Various Date: circa 1945 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Includes autograph notes written by Bonner and Kaplan during the initial meetings of The Association of Manhattan District Scientists. Their notes stress the need to establish control over nuclear energy. Contains an autograph letter signed by Bonner to the Manhattan Project Scientists informing them of the development of an association and its goals and concerns. Includes a typed four page document entitled, "Preliminary Statement of the Association of Manhattan District Scientists, New York City Area." Also contains a one page typed letter dated 31 January 1945 from J. R. Dunning to Staff members of Division 1 praising the progress of their work. Stamped restricted. Accompanied by a photograph of the Project's scientists, Kaplan, Bonner, Dr. E.O. Lawrence, and Dr. Harrison, and a clipping of the obituary of Dr. Harold Urey. Also includes a six page typed transcript of the personal recollections of Mildred Goldberg, Secretary to the Theoretical Group, SAM Laboratories, The Manhattan Project; 1943-1946.

People: Urey, Harold Clayton, 1893-.
Goldberg, Mildred, b. 1923.
Kaplan, Irving, 1912-1997.
Dunning, John Ray, 1907-.
Bonner, Francis T., fl. 1942-1946.

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Keywords/Subjects: World War II, Manhattan Project, Nuclear Energy, Science and Technology, Weaponry, Military History, Woman Author, Women's History, Atomic Energy

Sub Era: World War II Postwar Politics and the Origins of the Cold War