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Oral History
Lynn McCardell
April 10, 2023
Cindy: Very simple question to start with, which is to tell me your name and to spell it. Janet:   My name is Janet Lynn McCardell, and it’s J-a-n-e-t L-y-n-n M-c-C-a-r-d-e-l-l. Cindy: Great. And, you should look at me. Janet:   Okay. Cindy: Don’t worry about what, don’t look at the camera. Janet:   All righty. Cindy: What […]
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Dr. Ruth Patrick
April 6, 2023
Note: The interviewer’s questions (in italics) are sometimes paraphrased, but Ruth Patrick’s responses are provided with as much accuracy as possible. CK: Why don’t you start by spelling your name for us? My name is Ruth. My maiden name is Ruth Patrick [spelled-out].  My married name is Ruth Patrick vanDusen.  But I go under the […]
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John D. Smith
Tell us your name. My name is John Smith. J-O-H-N, S-M-I-T-H. Tell us where you studied. Okay, I attended University of Washington and Ohio State. I’m a licensed professional engineer in mechanical engineering in the state of Washington. And I went to work for the General Electric Company in April of 1947. And at the […]
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Inge-Juliana Sackmann Christy’s Interview
June 14, 2019
Cindy Kelly: This is Wednesday, March 20. Inge-Juliana Sackmann Christy:    March 20. Kelly: 2019. I’m Cindy Kelly, and I’m in Pasadena, California. And I’m with Inge-Juliana Sackmann Christy. So what I want you to do is say your full name and then spell it. Sackmann Christy:   Inge-Juliana Sackmann Christy. And should I spell it? Kelly:  Yes, […]
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Tom Foulds’s Interview
Trisha Pritikin: Okay. It is January 15th, 2019, and we are in Lynnwood, Washington. I am interviewing Tom Foulds. Tom, would you please spell your name?  Tom Foulds: Yeah. Tom T-o-m, Foulds F as in Frank, o-u-l-d-s. Pritikin: Okay. Thank you very much. Now, Tom I’m going to ask you a set of questions, but feel free to add something […]
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Richard Eymann’s Interview
June 11, 2019
Karen Dorn Steele: Our second interview is with Richard Eymann, Spokane attorney and lead trial attorney for the Hanford downwinders. Trisha Pritikin: Okay. We are interviewing Richard Eymann. It is April 29, 2019. We are in Spokane, Washington at the Patsy Clark Mansion. Dick—may I call you Dick? Dick Eymann: Dick or Richard is fine. […]
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Bob Cook’s Interview
June 10, 2019
Karen Dorn Steele: It’s April 29, 2019. Our first interview is with F. Robert Cook, a retired Nuclear Regulatory Commission overseer at Hanford Reservation. First, why don’t you tell us a little bit about your background—where you grew up and something about your early education? Bob Cook: I was born in 1939 in St. Louis City. We lived in […]
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George Warren Reed’s Interview (2006)
[The Atomic Heritage Foundation is very grateful to Mark Morrison-Reed for donating this interview.] Mark Morrison-Reed: How would you describe your mother, grandmother, Mary Elizabeth? George Warren Reed: She was a tough cookie. Nobody crossed her. She ran a tight ship. Never held back. She always gave. Mark: What was Sarah like in comparison? Were they […]
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Raymond Sheline’s Interview (2009)
May 31, 2019
[Many thanks to Jonathan Sheline for donating this recording to the Atomic Heritage Foundation.] Jonathan Sheline: This is February 6, 2009. I am interviewing Dad about his early life. Dad, tell me where you were born and what you remember about your first few homes growing up. Raymond Sheline: I’m not sure if I was […]
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Alexander Klementiev’s Interview
May 29, 2019
Kelly: Today is Wednesday, September 13, 2018. I’m Cindy Kelly, Atomic Heritage Foundation. I have with me Alexander Klementiev. Klementiev: Very good. Kelly: I would like to first start by asking him to say his name and spell it. Klementiev: My name is Alexander Klementiev – K-L-E-M-E-N-T-I-E-V. Kelly: Great. People have highly recommended that we interview […]