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Atomic Bomb Booklets

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3173

This collection consists of four booklets related to the atomic bomb dating from 1945 to 1969. Included is "The Story of the Atomic Bomb" which contains articles William L. Laurence wrote for the New York Times from September to October 1945; "The Atomic Bomb and the End of the World" by Hyman J. Appelman in 1954; "If an Attack Comes," articles reprinted from the Evening Sun of Baltimore, MD in 1961; and "Family Food Stockpile for Survival," published by the U. S. Department of Agriculture in 1969.

Dates

  • 1945-1969

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

This collection consists of four booklets related to the atomic bomb dating from 1945 to 1969. Included is "The Story of the Atomic Bomb" which contains articles William L. Laurence wrote for the New York Times from September to October 1945; "The Atomic Bomb and the End of the World" by Hyman J. Appelman in 1954; "If an Attack Comes," articles reprinted from the Evening Sun of Baltimore, MD in 1961; and "Family Food Stockpile for Survival," published by the U. S. Department of Agriculture in 1969.

Biographical/Historical Note

William Leonard Laurence (1888-1977) was a science journalist best known for his work with the New York Times during the 1940s and 1950s. Laurence served as the official historian for the Manhattan Project, the U. S. program to develop the atomic bomb. In doing so, he authored many official articles and press releases about nuclear weapons. Laurence won his second Pulitzer Prize (1946) for his coverage of the atomic bomb (his first was in 1937).

Hyman Jedidiah Appelman (1902-1983) was born in Russia and moved to the U. S. with his family in 1914. He graduated from Northwestern University and DePaul Law School and worked as a trail lawyer in Chicago. Although raised in a Jewish family, Appelman converted to Christianity in the 1920's and felt a calling to become a preacher. He attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth from 1930-1933 and was then elected to be one of the State Evangelists for Texas. He soon began preaching around the country and also authored over 40 evangelical works.

Repository Details

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

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