New Website Tells New Mexico's Atomic History

Nov 30, 2012

Testimonies from the workers who helped create the world's first atomic bomb have been posted on a new website. The "Voices of the Manhattan Project" website ( is the first step in what organizers say will create a central repository for the oral histories surrounding the once mysterious World War II-era project.

Developed by the Los Alamos Historical Society and the Washington, D.C.-based Atomic Heritage Foundation, the website is an attempt to organize oral histories that for years have been scattered across the country and hard for the public to access.

The top-secret Manhattan Project was a mission to develop the atomic bomb involving Los Alamos, N.M.; Hanford, Wash.; and Oak Ridge, Tenn. It also involved Columbia University and the University of Chicago.

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