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Oral History
George Warren Reed’s Interview (2006)
June 10, 2019
[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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Rachel Bronson’s Interview
March 20, 2017
Cindy Kelly:  I’m Cindy Kelly. It’s November 17, 2016. I have with me Rachel Bronson. My first question is to ask her to please say her name and spell it.  Rachel Bronson: Rachel Bronson, R-a-c-h-e-l B-r-o-n-s-o-n. Kelly: Okay, Rachel, why don’t you start by telling us something about who you are? Bronson: I am the […]
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Henry Frisch’s Interview
March 13, 2017
Cindy Kelly: I’m Cindy Kelly, November 17, 2016, Chicago, Illinois. I have with me Henry Frisch. My first question for him is to say your name and spell it, please. Henry Frisch: Okay. It’s Henry Frisch, F-r-i-s-c-h. Kelly:  Why don’t you tell us who you are? Frisch: I’m a professor of physics here at the […]
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Roger Hildebrand’s Interview
March 10, 2017
Cindy Kelly: I’m Cindy Kelly, and it is November 16, 2016. I’m in Chicago, Illinois with Roger Hildebrand. My first question for him is tell me your name and spell it, please. Roger Hildebrand: My name is Roger Hildebrand, R-o-g-e-r H-i-l-d-e-b-r-a-n-d. Kelly: Tell us what is your birthday and where were you born? Hildebrand: May […]
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Peter Vandervoort’s Interview
March 6, 2017
Cindy Kelly: Okay. I’m Cindy Kelly. It is November 17, 2016. I’m in Chicago, Illinois, and I’m with Peter Vandervoort. I would like first to ask Peter to say his name and spell it. Peter Vandervoort:   I am Peter Oliver Vandervoort. Vandervoort has now been spelled in an Americanized way, V-a-n-d-e-r-v-o-o-r-t.  Kelly: Great. Thank you. […]
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Kennette Benedict’s Interview
February 28, 2017
Cindy Kelly: I’m Cindy Kelly. This is November 17, 2016, in Chicago, Illinois. I have with me Kennette Benedict, and the first thing I’m going to ask her is to say her name and spell it. Kennette Benedict: Kennette Benedict. K-e-n-n-e-t-t-e, Benedict, B-e-n-e-d-i-c-t. Kelly: Great. Thank you, Kennette, for being here. Why don’t we start […]
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Robert Nobles’s and William Sturm’s Interview – Part 2
October 23, 2015
Stephane Groueff: [Enrico] Fermi was not considered as a foreigner? William Sturm: Oh, no. Groueff: There was no jealousy by the American top scientists? Sturm: No, no, no, no. Science at this level is absolutely international. There is an international aspect. Groueff: Did he speak good English? Sturm: No, a heavy accent. Groueff: Heavy accent but— […]
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Frank G. Foote’s and James F. Schumar’s Interview
Stephane Groueff: Okay, now it’s recording. Dr. Foote, you started telling me from the beginning— Frank G. Foote: Knowing nothing about the uranium, and this was supposed to be my new business; I’d go over to the library to find out what was known. Groueff: In 1942? Foote: In 1942, August. Ordinarily, you’d expect this […]
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David P. Rudolph’s Interview
Stephane Groueff: Recording Dr. Rudolph. Dave Rudolph: As far as the organizational structure was concerned, when I reported to work, I reported to a man who had the administrative responsibilities for purchasing for the project and warehousing. You might say purchasing and supply functions – warehousing the stores, shipping to a small extent. No sooner […]
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Alexander Langsdorf’s Interview
August 21, 2015
Stephane Groueff: Now it is recording Dr. Langsdorf. If you can tell me in a few words how you got connected with the project and where you came from. Alexander Langsdorf: Oh, in the first place, as soon as I got my PhD at MIT, I went out to Berkeley as a national research fellow […]