Skip to main content


Special Collections Online at UT

Oak Ridge (Tenn.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Oak Ridge Mercury Loss News Clippings

Identifier: MS-3797

This collection consists of photocopied newspaper clippings from 1983 to 1986 detailing mercury loss into East Fork Poplar Creek in Oak Ridge, Tennessee from the Y-12 plant. The clippings include documentation of public controversy and fear surrounding this revealed exposure by the Department of Energy in addition to the subsequent Congressional hearing and later efforts to clean up the environment contaminated by the mercury loss.

Dates: 1983 May 18-1986 December 11

Oak Ridge School of Reactor Technology (ORSORT) Book

Identifier: MS-3815

This 50-page book documents the first session of the Oak Ridge School of Reactor Technology. Located in Oak Ridge, Tenn., in 1959 with pictures of faculty, faculty information, operation supervisions, information about different countries' energy power, and pictures of students.

Dates: 1959

Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra Scrapbooks and Photographs

Identifier: MS-2188

The material in this collection is primarily related to the formation of the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra. Although the collection spans the years of 1943 to 1971, the bulk of the collection consists of two scrapbooks kept by Waldo E. Cohn which documents the creation and the early years of the Orchestra between 1943 and 1949.

Dates: 1943-1971

"Oak Ridge, Tennessee: The Atomic City"

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

Richard Eckert Collection

Identifier: CSWS-0096

This collection features various documents and special orders, letters, and newspaper articles describing Richard Eckert's service as an Engineer in Oak Ridge, Tennessee during World War II.

Dates: 1943-1946, undated

Ruth Cates Baird Papers

Identifier: MS-2934

The Ruth Cates Baird papers consist of the personal and professional materials and papers that Baird collected over her lifetime. Most of the collection is made up of of scrapbooks from her vacations and greeting cards from her friends and students. One scrapbook contains poetry that she collected from newspaper clippings. The collection also houses her school records and yearbooks from primary school through college.

Dates: 1920-2006