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Series 2: Department of Chemistry U. S. Manhattan Project Records, 1941-1953
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
The materials relate to chemistry research performed at Princeton University's Chemistry Department in support of the U.S. Manhattan project from 1943-1952. The records consist of typed laboratory reports, drafts and original laboratory notebooks. In addition to these scientific documents, there is approximately one linear foot of administrative files, mainly invoices and receipts for purchases. Most of the technical documents were originally graded as Secret or Confidential, but were declassified on May 18, 1954.
The order of the materials at the time of transfer has been maintained.
Series 1: Examinations and Gradebooks was formerly a separate collection (call no. AC171).
The descriptive information for Series 2: Department of Chemistry U. S. Manhattan Project Records was written by R. Scott Kemp, a Woodrow Wilson School doctoral candidate in the Program on Science and Global Security.
No appraisal information is available.
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Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
Series 2 is open for research.
- Conditions Governing Use
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. The Trustees of Princeton University hold copyright to all materials generated by Princeton University employees in the course of their work. If copyright is held by Princeton University, researchers will not need to obtain permission, complete any forms, or receive a letter to move forward with non-commercial use of materials from the Mudd Library. For materials where the copyright is not held by the University, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. If you have a question about who owns the copyright for an item, you may request clarification by contacting us through the Ask Us! form.
- Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.
- Credit this material:
Series 2: Department of Chemistry U. S. Manhattan Project Records; Department of Chemistry Records, AC358, Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript LibrarySeeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA
- Storage Note:
- Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 2-4
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- U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.
Manhattan Project U.S.
Princeton University. Dept. of Chemistry.
Alyea, Hubert N. (Hubert Newcombe), 1903-
Furman, N. Howell (Nathaniel Howell), 1892-1965
Kauzmann, Walter, 1916-