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"Oak Ridge, Tennessee: The Atomic City"

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3163

A single pamphlet from 1945 advertising Oak Ridge, TN with photographs and facts. Facts include data about schools, hospitals, transportation and much more in the area. Photographs depict the landscape and buildings of Oak Ridge as well as people and activities.

Dates

  • 1945

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Manuscript and University Archives collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 24 hours is needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

A single pamphlet from 1945 advertising Oak Ridge, TN with photographs and facts. Facts include data about schools, hospitals, transportation and much more in the area. Photographs depict the landscape and buildings of Oak Ridge as well as people and activities.

Biographical/Historical Note

The city of Oak Ridge, TN was established in 1942 during World War II as a production site for the Manhattan Project, the program to oversee the development of the atomic bomb. Following the end of the war, the city transitioned from being a temporary military town into an independent city. Oak Ridge sits in both Anderson and Roane counties. Common nicknames for the city include "The Atomic City" and "The Secret City" based on its history.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480