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Oral History
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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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, […]
Oral History Interviewee
Inge-Juliana Sackmann Christy
Inge-Juliana Sackmann Christy is a physicist and author. Sackmann Christy was born in 1942 in Germany. In the 1950s, she immigrated with her family to Canada. Later, she earned a B.A. in Physics, an M.A. in Astronomy, and a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the University of Toronto. Then from 1968 to 1970 she continued her […]
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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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Glenn Schweitzer’s Interview
May 14, 2019
Cindy Kelly: I am Cindy Kelly, Atomic Heritage Foundation, in Washington, DC. It is June 27, 2018, and I have with me Glenn Schweitzer. My first question is to ask him to please say and spell his name. Glenn Schweitzer: I am Glenn Schweitzer, G-l-e-n-n S-c-h-w-e-i-t-z-e-r. Kelly: Perfect. Schweitzer: No errors. Kelly: He is doing […]
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Richard Rhodes’ Interview (2018)
April 29, 2019
Cindy Kelly: I’m Cindy Kelly, Atomic Heritage Foundation. It is Tuesday, November 27, 2018, and I have with me Richard Rhodes. My first question for him is to please say his name and spell it. Richard Rhodes: Richard Rhodes, R-h-o-d-e-s. Kelly:  Okay. Richard wants to share some of his expertise on the history of the […]
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Gary Petersen’s Interview
April 15, 2019
Cindy Kelly:   Okay. I’m Cindy Kelly. It is Monday, September 10, 2018, and I have with me Gary Petersen. My first question to Gary is to please say his full name and spell it. Gary Petersen: Gary Petersen, P-e-t-e-r-s-e-n. Gary is G-a-r-y, so that’s easy. Kelly:  Terrific. Well, Gary, you have the most fascinating history […]
Oral History Interviewee
Gary Petersen
Gary Petersen is the former vice president of federal programs for TRIDEC, the Tri-City Development Council, which works to promote economic growth for Washington State’s Tri-Cities (Pasco, Kennewick, and Richland) area. Before TRIDEC, he worked at the Hanford site for Battelle, serving as news manager, and in the International Nuclear Safety Program at Pacific Northwest […]
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Michele Gerber’s Interview (2018)
April 12, 2019
Cindy Kelly: It is September 11, 2018. I’m in Richland, Washington, Cindy Kelly. I have with me Michele Gerber, and what I’d like to ask her to do is to tell us her full name and spell it. Michele Gerber: Michele Stenehjem Gerber. M-i-c-h-e-l-e. S-t-e-n-e-h-j-e-m. Gerber, G-e-r-b-e-r. Kelly: Tell us a little more about your background. What […]
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Phillip Broughton’s Interview
April 3, 2019
Cindy Kelly: I’m Cindy Kelly. It is May 15, 2018, and I’m on the campus of the University of California at Berkeley. I have with me Phillip Broughton. My first question for him is to say his name correctly and spell it. Phillip Broughton: My name is Phillip Broughton, it’s P-h-i-l-l-i-p B-r-o-u-g-h-t-o-n. I am a […]