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Oral History
Raymond Grills’s Interview
April 6, 2016
Stephane Groueff: Dr. Raymond Grills, DuPont, Wilmington. Raymond Grills: I’m not sure just where we ought to start on explaining this, but perhaps we’ll explain it in this way. First off, the slug itself was a piece of metal, an inch to an inch-and-a-half in diameter and approximately five to six inches long. This material, […]
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Crawford Greenewalt, Jr.’s Interview
March 16, 2016
Crawford Greenewalt: Crawford Greenewalt. I’m named after my father, Crawford Hallock Greenewalt. The last name, Greenewalt, is spelled G-R-E-E-N-E-W-A-L-T. But in early years in the country, the Greenewalt’s spelled their name various ways. The present spelling may go back several generations. My father was born in 1902, in August. His mother was Mary Hallock, that […]
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Nancy Greenewalt Frederick’s Interview (2006)
Nancy Greenewalt Frederick: My father, Crawford Greenewalt, was the only child of Dr. Frank Lindsay Greenewalt and Mary Hallock Greenewalt. Dr. Greenewalt was a physician at Gerard College in Philadelphia, and my father grew up there most of his young life. He went to a German school, what we would call a preschool, run by […]
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Newton Stapleton’s Interview
January 12, 2016
Stephane Groueff: It is working. Mr. Stapleton, you were with security during the Hanford period, or you were already here with security in DuPont in Wilmington? Newton Stapleton: I was in the security prior to Hanford. At the beginning of the war, DuPont got involved in building a plant for the French and British down […]
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Gilbert Church’s Interview
January 15, 2015
Gilbert Church: During the construction period there were several fellows that I could suggest you see. One of them would be Phil Gardner, for example. He was a recruiter on the road, and that was one of the biggest problems that we had, was getting manpower. He would know all the detail of that. So […]
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Irénée du Pont, Jr.’s Interview (2014)
September 23, 2014
Irénée du Pont: My name is Irénée du Pont, Junior. I-R-E-N-E-E D-U P-O-N-T, J-R. I was born January 8, 1920, and I have not died yet.  Cindy Kelly: Well, that is something that we are all very grateful for. It is wonderful to be here today. I am Cindy Kelly, it is August 11, 2014, […]
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Walter S. Carpenter’s Interview
September 12, 2014
Stephane Groueff: Recording. Now we are recording the interview with Mr. Walter Carpenter, DuPont, Wilmington, [Delaware]. Walter Carpenter: I usually have great difficulty remembering what I did yesterday. If you could lead me on, I’d be very glad to try to follow. Of course, Mr. Groves, I imagine that he kept pretty good notes and […]
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Irénée du Pont, Jr.’s Interview (2003)
October 15, 2013
Tell us your name. Irénée du Pont, Jr.: My name is Irénée du Pont, Jr. That’s spelled I-R-E-N-E-E D-U-P-O-N-T, comma junior. It’s like the girl’s name, Irene, which means peace, and Irénée is the French equivalent of the male Irene. Means peace. Tell me how you are related to Crawford Greenwalt. Du Pont: Crawford Greenwalt […]
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Walter Simon’s Interview
July 9, 2013
[Interviewed by S. L. Sanger, from Working on the Bomb: An Oral History of WWII Hanford, Portland State University, 1995] When I was called to Wilmington from Terre Haute in 1943 and told what we were getting into, I was flabbergasted. I couldn’t sleep that night and the next day I thought, “Well, I better […]
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Frank Mackie’s Interview
July 2, 2013
[At top is the edited version of the interview published by S. L. Sanger in Working on the Bomb: An Oral History of WWII Hanford, Portland State University, 1995. For the full transcript that matches the audio of the interview, please scroll down.] Book version: I was manager of the war construction division of the Du […]