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Series II: Government Contracts

This series is similar to the personnel clearance files found in Series I, but these files are different and have consequently been kept as an independent series. The contract work these files deal with spans both the wartime and post-war periods. The folders have been kept in the order they were originally found (which at times seems to be loosely based on the contract numbers involved) as have the contents of the files. In addition to the usual preservation measures, most of the original file folders were photocopied to retain information about the contract number, found on the folder tab, or handwritten notes on the folder itself. Original file names were kept; new ones were created only if the original was non-existent or inappropriate to the contents. The majority of the files are personnel files. Contents include signed forms, letters of reference, fingerprints, tax information, salary information, grade lists, family and other personal information and termination notices. Interestingly, there are even personnel clearance records for construction workers and maintenance workers who had jobs in Pupin and other buildings where much of this top secret war work was taking place. In addition to personnel files, there are also files containing general lists for the various research groups, requisition forms (for both employees and materials), salary recommendation forms, blank forms used by the people involved in this work, salary lists, and a book listing badge numbers. Much of the materials appear to be associated with atomic research or the Atomic Energy Commission. Contract numbers referred to within these files are: AT-30-2-GEN-16 (subcontracts S-165 and S-162); EIDM MI-4 MS; EIDM I-1 CU; W7405-eng-50 (referred to very heavily); W-31-109 eng17; EIDM D-22; EIDM-AA-1 CU; AT-30-1 GEN-72; AT-30-1 GEN-70; W-31-109 eng15; AT-30-1-GEN-257; W-31-109 eng14.

File Dividers between sections of files now in box 11 were removed, but existed as follows: (1)“Contract AT-30-1 GEN-71” and includes files “Blau, Marietta” to “Hebbe, Gloria J.” (2)“Restricted – By U.S. Engineer Office” includes “Jacobs, Abraham H.” to “Extra Copies Signed Forms” (3) “Contract W-31-109-ENG-17” no files (4) “Contract AT-30-1-GEN-257” includes “Cerussi, Marie I.” to end of box.

The personnel files found in this sub-series are arranged alphabetically by name of individual and material has been kept in the order it was originally found in the files; consequently, the contents of the files may not be strictly chronological. Some are very full of correspondence and forms while others consist of only one or two pieces of paper. The material within these files is extensive and contains much personal information (usually in the form of an application or questionnaire, but also fingerprints and school transcripts ) as well as information about salary, letters of reference, signed forms (secrecy, patent, citizenship), travel vouchers, salary appeal applications and correspondence about the person’s involvement (or termination) from particular research projects. Most of this correspondence is routine in nature, though there are instances of more unique correspondence in regards to a particular situation involving the individual. ID Photos have been kept in the files when they appear. There is a lot of correspondence signed by Lester R. Watson, Personnel Director of the Government Contracts Division. Contracts referred to in these files include: W-31-109-eng-15 and W7405-eng-50. Some of these files are water damaged

Blau, Marietta, 1948-1950

Box 29
Folder 1
Bramsone, Herbert Jerome, 1949-1950
1953
Box 29
Folder 2
Cornelius, Richard Calvin, 1949-1950
Box 29
Folder 3
Hebbe, Gloria J.,
1948
Box 29
Folder 4
Jacobs, Abraham H.,
1945
Box 29
Folder 5
Kerwin, Peter B.,
undated
Box 29
Folder 6
Marshak, Albert,
1945
Box 29
Folder 7
Plass, Gilbert Norman,
1945
Box 29
Folder 8
Winzer, Alice,
1945
Box 29
Folder 9
Wirsching, Florence A.,
1945
Box 29
Folder 10
Anhalt, Janice O.,
1946
Box 29
Folder 11
Buildings and Grounds,
1945
Box 29
Folder 12
Cohen, Karl P.,
1945
Box 29
Folder 13
Donelian, Khatchik,
1945
Box 29
Folder 14
Goodhart, Leccadia,
1945
Box 29
Folder 15
Goodman, Marjorie Bliss,
1945
Box 29
Folder 16
Gussman, Leo Akibo,
1945
Box 29
Folder 17
Kessler, Madeline C.,
1945
Box 29
Folder 18
Korfund Co., Inc.,
1945
Box 29
Folder 19
Labov, William David,
1945
Box 29
Folder 20
Maloney, Dr.,
1945
Box 29
Folder 21
Mason, Ethel Jay,
1945
Box 29
Folder 22
Meyer, Edna Jane,
1945
Box 29
Folder 23
Miller, Carl Henry, Jr.,
1945
Box 29
Folder 24
Parker, Samuel G.,
1946
Box 29
Folder 25
Prescott Company,
1945
Box 29
Folder 26
Rubin, Rose L.,
1945
Box 29
Folder 27
Schwitz, Rose,
1945
Box 29
Folder 28
Universal Sheet Metal Works,
1945
Box 29
Folder 29
Wolf & Munier,
1945
Box 29
Folder 30
Wolfshohl, Myrtle Anna,
1946
Box 29
Folder 31
Bradley, F.K.,
1945
Box 29
Folder 32
Dunning, J.R.,
1945
Box 29
Folder 33
Division 7,
undated
Box 29
Folder 34
Loaned Personnel,
1945
Box 29
Folder 35
Patent Group,
1945
Box 29
Folder 36
Personnel Forms-- S.A.M. Labs—Examples, ca.
1940s
Box 29
Folder 37
Procedures,
1945
Box 29
Folder 38
Receipts,
1945
Box 29
Folder 39

(signed)

Selective Service Procedure, 1943-1946
Box 29
Folder 40
U.S. Area Engineer Office, 1943-1946

Box 30
Folder 1
W7405 eng-50, 1945-1946
Box 30
Folder 2
Salary and Payroll, 1943-1944
(2 Folders)
Box 30
Folder 3-4
Lists, 1945-1946
Box 30
Folder 5
Personnel—Photographs,
1945
Box 30
Folder 6
Personnel Reports,
1945
Box 30
Folder 7
Open Requisitions for Employment, 1948-1950
Box 30
Folder 8
Pers. Purchase Orders, 1948-1949
Box 30
Folder 9
Requisitions, 1948-1951
Box 30
Folder 10
Extra Copies Signed Forms, 1945-1952
(2 Folders)
Box 30
Folder 11-12
Cerussi, Marie I.,
1948
Box 30
Folder 13
Dustan, Cyril,
1948
Box 30
Folder 14
Felio, Rosemarie Zenaide, 1948-1949
Box 30
Folder 15
Goldwater, Leonard J.,
1948
1958
Box 30
Folder 16
Marolla, Desi, 1948-1949
Box 30
Folder 17
Sass, Martin, 1948-1949
1958
Box 30
Folder 18
Thurber, Richard E., 1947-1948
Box 30
Folder 19
Weisfuse, Louis, 1948-1949
1953
Box 30
Folder 20
Personnel & Procedures, ca.
1940s

Box 31
Folder 1
Badge & Pass Rules,
undated
Box 31
Folder 2

(form)

Change of Pay or Position,
undated
Box 31
Folder 3

(form)

Declaration of Secrecy—Atomic Energy Commission,
1946
Box 31
Folder 4

(form)

Employment Authorization,
1943
Box 31
Folder 5

(form)

Espionage Act,
1940
Box 31
Folder 6

(form)

GCD Absenteeism Policy,
undated
Box 31
Folder 7
GCD Workweek, Lunch Period,
1945 May 22
Box 31
Folder 8
Induction Check List,
1943
Box 31
Folder 9
Interview Record,
1944
Box 31
Folder 10

(form)

Salary Recommendation,
undated
Box 31
Folder 11

(form)

Secrecy Oath,
1944
1946
Box 31
Folder 12

(form)

Binder—Staff & Salary Lists, 1945-1946
Box 31
Folder 13
Notebook—Badge Number Lists, 1945-1948
Box 31
Folder 14
Bruno, Emil, 1942-1951
Box 31
Folder 15
Cutler, Janice Ann, 1946-1947
Box 31
Folder 16
DeForest, George B., 1946-1947
Box 31
Folder 17
Dege, Grace Frances, 1946-1947
Box 31
Folder 18
DeMeusy, Marie J., 1946-1947
Box 31
Folder 19
Diedrich, Jean, 1943-1947
Box 31
Folder 20
Dieke, Gerhard H.,
1946

Box 32
Folder 1
Drew, Thomas Brandford,
1946
Box 32
Folder 2
DuBarry, William H., 1946-1947
Box 32
Folder 3
DuBridge, Lee A.,
1946
Box 32
Folder 4
Duncan, Albert B.,
1946
Box 32
Folder 5
Feyman, Richard P.,
1946
Box 32
Folder 6
Fischer, David, 1946-1947
Box 32
Folder 7
Fowler, Robert D., 1946-1947
Box 32
Folder 8
Fox, Marvin,
1944
Box 32
Folder 9
Friedman, Francis, 1946-1947
Box 32
Folder 10
Fussell, Louis,
1946
Box 32
Folder 11
Gilliland, Edwin R.,
1946
Box 32
Folder 12
Goldsmith, Hyman H.,
1946
Box 32
Folder 13
Grant, Ellen, 1946-1947
Box 32
Folder 14
Greene, Phillip, Jr., 1946-1947
Box 32
Folder 15
Guterman, Elaine J., 1946-1947
Box 32
Folder 16
Hafstad, Lawrence Randolph,
1946
Box 32
Folder 17
Halpern, Julius, 1946-1947
Box 32
Folder 18
Harnwell, Gaylord P., 1946-1947
Box 32
Folder 19
Harrison, George R.,
1946
Box 32
Folder 20
Hayworth, L.J.,
1946
Box 32
Folder 21
Hickman, Roger W.,
1946
Box 32
Folder 22
Hinsey, Joseph C.,
1946
Box 32
Folder 23
Hodgson, Arthur, 1946-1947
Box 32
Folder 24
Hoey, George J., 1946-1947
Box 32
Folder 25
Horak, Leopold P., 1946-1947
Box 32
Folder 26
Jones, Francis, 1946-1947
Box 32
Folder 27
Jones, Reginald, 1943-1956
Box 32
Folder 28
Judson, Charles,
1946
Box 32
Folder 29
Kaplan, Irving, 1941-1947
Box 32
Folder 30
Kelleher, Alfred, 1946-1947

Box 33
Folder 1
Killian, James R., 1946-1947
Box 33
Folder 2
Kissel, Anna, 1946-1947
Box 33
Folder 3
Kistiakowsky, Goerge B., 1946-1947
Box 33
Folder 4
Kuper, James Brown Horner,
1946
Box 33
Folder 5
Kuper, Mariette, 1946-1947
Box 33
Folder 6
Lazzaro, Julius,
1947
Box 33
Folder 7
Lehr, Herbert M., 1946-1947
Box 33
Folder 8
Lewis, Charlotte, 1944-1947
Box 33
Folder 9
Livingston, M. Stanley, 1946-1947
Box 33
Folder 10
Long, Franklin A., 1946-1947
Box 33
Folder 11
Loomis, F. Wheeler,
1946
Box 33
Folder 12
Lorentzen, Oscar L., 1946-1947
Box 33
Folder 13
Macauly, P. Stewart, 1946-1947
Box 33
Folder 14
Mallory, Donald E., 1946-1947
Box 33
Folder 15
Marshak, Robert,
1946
Box 33
Folder 16
Marshall, Anna M.G., 1946-1947
Box 33
Folder 17
Mason, Willard F.,
1946
Box 33
Folder 18
Mayer, Marie J., 1946-1947
Box 33
Folder 19
Meadow, Henry, 1946-1947
Box 33
Folder 20
Miller, Park H.,
1946
Box 33
Folder 21
Miller, Warren T., 1946-1947
Box 33
Folder 22
Montgomery, Carol,
1946
Box 33
Folder 23
Mooney, Mildred A., 1946-1947
Box 33
Folder 24
Morgan, Robert B., 1946-1947
Box 33
Folder 25
Morrison, Phillip,
1946
Box 33
Folder 26
Morse, Philip M., 1946-1947
Box 33
Folder 27
Nadler, Florence, 1946-1947
Box 33
Folder 28
Nicholson, Edward L., 1946-1947
Box 33
Folder 29
Osborn, Barbara, 1946-1947
Box 33
Folder 30
Osborne, Charles L., 1946-1947

Box 34
Folder 1
Paige, Peter,
1947
Box 34
Folder 2
Patterson, Robert A., 1946-1947
Box 34
Folder 3
Peter, J. Georges, 1946-1947
Box 34
Folder 4
Platt, Joseph,
1946
Box 34
Folder 5
Plotkin, Martin, 1946-1947
Box 34
Folder 6
Pollard, Ernest C., 1946-1947
Box 34
Folder 7
Purcell, Edward M.,
1946
Box 34
Folder 8
Quinn, George,
1946
Box 34
Folder 9
Rabi, I.I., 1946-1947
Box 34
Folder 10
Ramsey, Norman F.,
1946
Box 34
Folder 11
Reines, Frederick,
1946
Box 34
Folder 12
Renzetti, Nicholas,
1946
Box 34
Folder 13
Reynolds, Edward, 1946-1947
Box 34
Folder 14
Ridenour, Louis N., 1946-1947
Box 34
Folder 15
Scannell, Angela F., 1946-1947
Box 34
Folder 16
Scesny, Frances B.,
1947
Box 34
Folder 17
Schiff, Leonard,
1946
Box 34
Folder 18
Schutz, Philip W.,
1946
Box 34
Folder 19
Schwartz, Dr. Herman M.,
1946
Box 34
Folder 20
Schwinger, J.,
1946
Box 34
Folder 21
Sheridan, Thomas F., 1946-1947
Box 34
Folder 22
Sherwin, Chalmers W.,
1946
Box 34
Folder 23
Shoup, Eldon C., 1946-1947
Box 34
Folder 24
Sinnott, Edmund, 1946-1947
Box 34
Folder 25
Slater, John C., 1946-1947
Box 34
Folder 26
Sluiter, Katherine, 1946-1947
Box 34
Folder 27
Smullins, Louis,
1946
Box 34
Folder 28
Smyth, Henry D., 1946-1947
Box 34
Folder 29
Steele, Natalie,
1946

Box 35
Folder 1
Stephens, William E.,
1946
Box 35
Folder 2
Street, J. Curry,
1946
Box 35
Folder 3
Swart, Laurence R., 1946-1947
Box 35
Folder 4
Taylor, Ellison H.,
1946
Box 35
Folder 5
Taylor, Hugh S., 1946-1947
Box 35
Folder 6
Thiesmeyer, Lincoln R., 1946-1947
Box 35
Folder 7
Thompson, Raymond L., 1946-1947
Box 35
Folder 8
Tripp, Hulbert W., 1946-1947
Box 35
Folder 9
Van Vleck, John H., 1946-1947
Box 35
Folder 10
Vario, Olga, 1946-1947
Box 35
Folder 11
Van Dervoort, Frederic, 1946-1947
Box 35
Folder 12
Walton, Francis R., 1944-1947
Box 35
Folder 13
Warnock, Malcolm, 1946-1947
Box 35
Folder 14
Waslenko, Elsie, 1946-1947
Box 35
Folder 15
Watson, William W., 1946-1947
Box 35
Folder 16
Wheeler, John A.,
1946
Box 35
Folder 17
White, Milton G., 1946-1947
Box 35
Folder 18
Will, Alan D., 1946-1947
Box 35
Folder 19
Williams, Clarke, 1942-1947
Box 35
Folder 20
Williams, George T., 1945-1947
Box 35
Folder 21
Winsche, Warren E., 1946-1947
Box 35
Folder 22
Woodrow, Ray, 1946-1947
Box 35
Folder 23
Young, Robert L., 1946-1947
Box 35
Folder 24
Zacharias, Jerrold R., 1946-1947
Box 35
Folder 25
Zinn, Walter H.,
1946
Box 35
Folder 26

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