News and Articles
News and Articles
National Park Service Celebrates Centennial
Monday, August 22, 2016
On August 25, 2016, the National Park Service celebrates its centennial. One hundred years ago, President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Park Service Organic Act into law, creating the National Park Service to oversee the management of all national parks and some national monuments.
New World War II History Articles Now Online
Thursday, August 4, 2016
The Atomic Heritage Foundation (AHF) has published new articles in recognition of the 71st anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II. These articles were also prompted by President Obama’s visit to Hiroshima on May 27, 2016, which generated considerable interest.
Sherwin Interview Collection on J. Robert Oppenheimer Now Available
Thursday, July 28, 2016
The Atomic Heritage Foundation is pleased to present the Martin J. Sherwin Collection, focusing on the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, on the “Voices of the Manhattan Project” oral history website. The collection is courtesy of historian and George Mason University Professor Martin J. Sherwin.
Alexander Guest House Preservation Project Receives ACHP Award
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
On July 13, the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance (ETPA), the Department of Energy (DOE) in Oak Ridge, and Dover Development received the Advisory Council for Historic Preservation Chairman’s Award for Achievement in Historic Preservation for their efforts to preserve and restore the historic Alexander Inn in Oak Ridge.
LANL Materials Illuminate Manhattan Project at Los Alamos
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Archives recently provided the Atomic Heritage Foundation with hours of video, thousands of photographs, and numerous audio recordings related to the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos. These materials document some of the pivotal moments and people behind the making of the atomic bomb.