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Oral History
William J. Nicholson’s Interview
June 15, 2018
Cindy Kelly:  I’m Cindy Kelly, Atomic Heritage Foundation, and it’s Tuesday, March 13, 2018. I’m in Orland Park, Illinois, and I have with me William Nicholson. I’d first like to ask him to say his full name and spell it. William Nicholson: Oh, my name is William J., Joseph Nicholson. W-i-l-l-i-a-m, J, Joseph, J-o-s-e-p-h, Nicholson, […]
Oral History
Abe Krash’s Interview
November 22, 2017
Cindy Kelly:  Okay. I’m Cindy Kelly, Atomic Heritage Foundation, and it is Thursday, April 6, 2017, in Washington, D.C. I have with me Abe Krash. First thing I want to do is ask him to say and then spell his full name. Abe Krash: Abe Krash, A-b-e K-r-a-s-h. Kelly:  Thank you. You’ve had some very interesting […]
Oral History
Richard Money’s Interview
October 11, 2017
Willie Atencio: The first thing we need to know is, where were you born? Dick Money: In Chicago. Atencio: Okay, you were born in Chicago. What part of Chicago? Money: South Side. Atencio: South Side. Tell us a little bit about your parents. Money: My father was a civil engineer. He had a company that […]
Oral History
Harold Hasenfus’ Interview
November 15, 2013
I was a member of two Special Engineer Detachments: I worked at the University of Chicago at the Metallurgical Laboratory and I also worked in Oak Ridge Plant, conceived and designed by Philip Abelson, who is probably here today. I lived in the barracks area when I was at Oak Ridge and I lived in […]
Oral History
John Tepe’s Interview
April 19, 2013
[Interviewed by Cindy Kelly and Tom Zannes.] Tell us your name. John Tepe: I’m John Tepe, T-E-P-E. Tell us about where you grew up and went to school. Tepe: Well, I grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, which was my family hometown. My family had been there since 1794, and I was the first to leave. […]
Chicago Met Lab
August 10, 2012
One of the most important branches of the Manhattan Project was the Metallurgical Laboratory (Met Lab) in Chicago. Using the name “Metallurgical Laboratory” as cover at the University of Chicago, scientists from the east and west coasts were brought together to this central location to develop chain-reacting “piles” for plutonium production, to devise methods for […]