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Oral History
Hal Behl’s Interview
December 14, 2016
Cindy Kelly: Okay. I am Cindy Kelly. I’m here in Albuquerque. It is Wednesday, October 12. Hal Behl: Okay. I’m Harold Behl. B as in boy, e-h-l. Known as Hal. Kelly: Okay. I just want to have you tell us when and where you were born and a little about your childhood. Behl: Well, I […]
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Alfred Nier’s Interview – Part 2
July 7, 2015
Alfred Nier: By the summer of 1943, the question came up, what I should do next? And I had a chance to – [J. Robert] Oppenheimer had gotten a hold of me and suggested I might come out to Los Alamos. Stephane Groueff: And you knew him? Nier: I knew him, yes. I had met […]
Oral History
Arthur Squires’s Interview – Part 1
January 30, 2015
Arthur Squires: And I probably did not appreciate, during the war itself, the extent to which this was such a remarkable effort. Kellex – I am sure some of this you have already heard. Kellex was put together by M.W. Kellogg Company pretty much on a command basis. They just went to the top people […]
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James C. Stowers’s Interview
January 22, 2015
Stephane Groueff: Mr. James Stowers. James Stowers: We had a responsibility of procurement, which was not generally—it was not generally known. Going into this job, the Kellogg Company wanted to be well protected. They didn’t want to lose any money, it’s understandable. And they did not want to get entangled in having to defend a […]
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K.T. Keller’s Interview – Part 2
December 15, 2014
Groueff: And so you have the tank. You have all these military things. And then you finally got the atomic bomb. Keller: Yes. Groueff: What date did [General Leslie] Groves come to you? Keller: That is all in the book. Groueff: That was in ’43. Keller: You will get that all out of the book. […]
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John Arnold’s Interview
September 9, 2014
Stephane Groueff: Now if you can give me briefly your background and where you came from and how you got connected with Kellex. Were you a Kellogg man? John Arnold: Yes, I was a Kellogg man, and at the time I was working on an ammonia plant at Sterlington. Groueff: Where is that? Arnold: In […]
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General Leslie Groves’s Interview – Part 4
July 30, 2014
[We would like to thank Robert S. Norris, author of the definitive biography of General Leslie R. Groves, Racing for the Bomb: General Leslie R. Groves, the Manhattan Project’s Indispensable Man, for taking the time to read over these transcripts for misspellings and other errors.] Stephane Groueff: Now, I wanted to ask you one thing that […]
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Elliot Charney’s Interview
July 10, 2014
Charney: Where shall I start? Groueff: Tell me how you got involved in the whole project and your first meeting with all those people and where you came from. Start from the beginning.  Charney: I had actually just graduated from college and I was prepared to go into the Army or to look for a […]
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Robert Kupp’s Interview
February 24, 2014
[Interviewed by Cynthia Kelly and Tom Zannes.] Robert Kupp: My name is Robert William Kupp. Did you say spell it? Yes. [Laughter.] Kupp: Robert William K-U-P-P. And the age is eighty-two. I’ll be eighty-three next month in July. So, Mr. Kupp, I wanted to know, what were you doing before you came to the Secret […]
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Helen Jernigan’s Interview
February 6, 2014
Cindy Kelly: My name is Kelly. I am with the Atomic Heritage Foundation. And I am in Oak Ridge, Tennessee today, which is Friday, September 6, 2013. And we are very fortunate today to have Helen Jernigan. And I am going to start by asking Helen to say her name and spell it. Helen Jernigan: […]