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The Manhattan Project: An Interactive History

Although the US Department of Energy (DOE) in its current form was created in 1977 with the passage of the Energy Organization Act, the DOE traces its origins to the World War II era Manhattan Project. This history allows for one of the richest collections of resources on war time efforts to build the first atomic bomb, showcased here on the Manhattan Project: An Interactive History website. There are five main topical areas: Events, People, Places, Processes, and Science. The site is being built in stages; currently Events and Resources are the most developed. When complete, the site will include over 250 pages and 500+ images. Under Events, readers can browse a chronological listing of milestones in atomic science dating from the 1890s to the present. Highlighted Resources include a photo gallery, a library with both digital government documents and a bibliography of additional sources, and the site map indicating the proposed outline of the finished site. The photo gallery includes a wide variety of images, everything from portraits of notables like Robert J. Oppenheimer and Albert Einstein to a dance party in December 1945 where square dancers from the Labs and Native American dancers from the Pueblo watched each other strut their stuff.
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November 14th, 2014
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November 12th, 2014 at 2:15pm
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November 13th, 2014 at 9:01am
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