AW. Atomic West
Found in 35 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Len Ackland (b. 1944) was a journalist and became a journalism professor at the University of Colorado Boulder in 1991. He was the founding director of the Center for Environmental Journalism. He authored Making a Real Killing: Rocky Flats and the Nuclear West in 1999 in addition to many articles in the Denver area on Rocky Flats. The collection contains his writing notes; subject files such as photocopies, articles and reports; and interviews...
Dates: 1950 - 2014
Abstract Albert A. Bartlett, emeritus professor of the Department of Physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has been an active participant in numerous civic and campus organizations. The collection contains personal files and records related to his service as an officer or active member of boards, commissions and committees.
Dates: 1940 - 2012
Overview The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that encourages peace with justice, as their “practical expression of faith in action”. The AFSC is the service arm of their religious organization and the service organization branches into a wide array of social and international causes. The Colorado Area Program specifically worked with the Rocky Flats Project (RFP), and the group aimed to educate and organize community support for nuclear disarmament. The Colorado Peace...
Dates: 1970 - 1990
Overview The Colorado Peace Network is a branch of the American Friends Association that was created for support and networking for the organization’s projects. The collection contains the branch’s collected reports, press releases, information on other peace-related organizations, and news clippings from 1984 to 1990.
Dates: 1971 - 1996
Overview The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that encourages peace with justice, as their “practical expression of faith in action”. The AFSC is the service arm of their religious organization and the service organization branches into a wide array of social and international causes. The Colorado Area Program specifically worked with the Rocky Flats Project, and the group aimed to educate and organize community support for nuclear disarmament.
Dates: 1966 - 1987
Overview Carl Johnson (1929-1988), M.D., M.P.H., had an international reputation for his work involving the health effects of nuclear radiation. As the Director of the Jefferson County Health Department (1973-1981), he performed plutonium soil surveys and cancer incidence studies concerning the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant. Dr. Johnson’s work also dealt with Utah Down-winders, the Savannah River Plant, and other nuclear issues. The collection contains his writings and research from 1945 to his...
Dates: 1929 - 1988
Overview These papers concern Chet Tchozewski, an activist and organizer in the peace and environmental movements in Boulder, Colorado from 1978-1987. He was affiliated with many organizations: Rocky Flats Truth Force (1978), Rocky Flats Coalition (1979), American Friends Service Committee (1980-83), Rocky Mountain Peace Center (1983-87), Eco–Cycle (1984-87), and Boulder Shelter for the Homeless (1986). This collection contains materials pertaining to his activism in the community and his association...
Dates: 1978 - 1988
Overview Donated by the Rocky Flats Cold War Museum, the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment Reading Room contains 210 linear feet of publications regarding Rocky Flats plant.
Dates: 1980 - 2000
Overview Subject files, publications, correspondence, and activity files on Colorado Freeze Voter, a Boulder-based, mid-1980s anti-nuclear organization which sought to organize voters against Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Facility, and nuclear weapons production and deployment. Also included are files on the "Great Peace March" of 1986, Boulder Bilateral Nuclear Freeze Campaign, and the Encirclement of Rocky Flats.
Dates: 1970 - 1980
Overview The CU Cyclotron was a compact particle accelerator used by the university from 1962-1981, for research in high-energy nuclear physics. The University of Colorado cyclotron was conceived as a variable-energy, isochronous machine which would cover the energy region immediately above the electrostatic accelerators. It was located off campus, because of local residents’ fears of radiation, on Marine and 19th Street. The cyclotron was constructed with funds both from the school and the Atomic...
Dates: 1962 - 1981
Scope and Contents The C.U. World Citizens papers cover the years 1977-1990. These papers reflect group activities and issues of concern to its members. The files include articles, newspaper clippings, brochures, newsletters and publications. The collection's strength lies in the group scrapbooks which document general group activities and the Model U.N. program.
Dates: 1977 - 1988
Overview Dr. Rudi Nussbaum (1922-2011) was the son of a Jewish pharmacist. Nussbaum himself went on to complete a doctorate in nuclear physics and began teaching at Portland State University in 1959. In addition to his career as an educator and researcher, Nussbaum was also a peace activist and a critic of the safety of the nuclear power industry.
Dates: 1959 - 2011
Overview Edward A. Martell was a prominent scientist at NCAR and a well known researcher and critic of the environmental hazards posed by the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant. The Martell Papers consist of Dr. Martell’s scientific files from the National Center for Atmospheric Research 1962-95. The collection contains personal files and subject files.
Dates: 1962 - 1995
Overview Environmental Information Network, Inc. is a nonprofit organization formed to evaluate and disseminate information regarding radiotoxic and hazardous waste issues for public education. EIN was involved in 14 years of research on the Rocky Plants Nuclear Weapons Facility, starting in 1986, mostly dealing with CEARP, CERCLA, and RCRA hazardous and radioactive waste. They coordinated technical testimony regarding spills, releases, and impacts from the RF site for numerous Federal committees urging...
Dates: 1986 - 2006
Overview Gary Hart (b.1937), a graduate of Yale University's schools of Divinity and Law, first gained national visibility while directing George McGovern's 1972 presidential campaign. Colorado voters elected Hart to the U.S. Senate in 1974 and narrowly reelected him in 1980. He soon began a "dark horse" try for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, placing second to Walter Mondale in 1984. Hart retired from the Senate in 1986 to unsuccessfully pursue the 1988 nomination, disbanding the...
Dates: 1970 - 1987
Overview Gilbert Fowler White (1911–2006) has been called the “most renowned geographer internationally of the twentieth century” and the father of floodplain management. He served as president of Haverford College (1946¬–1955); professor of geography at the University of Chicago, Oxford, and the University of Colorado (1956–1980); and geographer, consultant, and advisor to boards, commissions, agencies, and institutions on the local, regional, state, federal, and international levels. His expertise...
Dates: 1955 - 1986
Overview Hildegard F. Hix was an active member of the the League of Women Voters in Jefferson County, Colorado. She was an advocate for the people’s voice, and the woman’s voice in politics, environmental and social issues. She took a special interest in the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant and closely followed the governmental decision making process regarding the “Clean Up” of Rocky Flats. Her papers enhance our collections regarding the Rocky Flats Nuclear weapons Plant and the League of Women...
Dates: 1980 - 2005
Overview James Stone, an engineer at Rocky Flats, was on the Rocky Flats Cleanup Commission, and a longtime collector on Rocky Flats material. He kept many of the RRCC records, as well as records from his False Claims Act case against the DOE.
Dates: 1980 - 2004
Overview Joseph Goldfield (1918-2002), an employee of the Manville Corporation for 31 years, of which he was the Manager of Environmental Engineering for 20 years, had extensive experience with high efficiency air filters. In 1987 he helped prevent the proposed trial burn of plutonium-bearing waste in a fluidized-bed incinerator at the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant. Later he helped to establish the radionuclide soil action levels in the clean up at Rocky Flats. The Joseph Goldfield Papers contain...
Dates: 1987 - 2001
Overview This collection contains papers on Kathy Partridge’s attempts to bring awareness to the public about nuclear weapons and nuclear power. There are several newspaper clippings and correspondence with other anti-nuke organizations and supporters scattered through the collection. This collection also contains several folders on the Rocky Flats power plant and the demonstration in Denver as well as a folder on environmental effects of nuclear power. This collection has items ranging from...
Dates: 1977 - 1979
Scope and Contents The Lawrence S. Myers Collection contains the papers of Lawrence Myers, who graduated from the US Navy Japanese Language School, which was located at the University of Colorado in Boulder from 1942-1946. The collection contains materials related to his WWII service and later professional life.
Dates: 1942 - 1946
Overview The LeRoy Moore Papers contains papers, correspondence and research on health risks and the cleanup of the Rocky Flats Nuclear Power Plant, ranging from 1977 to 2017. Other documents include personal writings and articles written by Moore.
Dates: 1977 - 2017
Overview The Linda Keir papers are concerned with Hanford, Washington's nuclear production plant and its effects on the region and its residents. There is extensive activist and government material regarding Hanford and other nuclear/pollution issues across the U.S. and abroad. Numerous scientific articles, mostly on the health effects of radiation, are included.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1950 - 2007
Overview The Lynn Boughton papers consist of the court appeals records, loose papers, transcripts, letters, reports, schedules, and data, correspondence, and newspaper clippings of Lynn Boughton pertaining to the Cotter Uranium plant. Mr. Boughton was chemist and chief chemist at the Cotter plant from 1958 to 1979. In 1984 he was diagnosed with radiation induced lymphoma cancer and passed away on April 19, 2001.
Dates: 1954 - 2002
Overview Mary Hey (1949- ) is a social activist, attorney, political aide and artist in Boulder, Colorado. Educated at the University of Colorado, Ms. Hey was active in the anti-Rocky Flats movement, the Boulder-Dushanbe Sister Cities Project, and Democratic Party politics in Boulder. Contains the Boulder Meeting of Friends Peace Secretary Program files 1982-1987, and materials concerning Boulder Sister Cities Program, disarmament, nuclear freeze, peace, and Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant.
Dates: 1976 - 1989
Overview The Oil Chemical and Atomic Workers Union (OCAW) administration was comprised of a national headquarters and various regional district offices. Records contain negotiation files, contract material, grievance cases, publicity material, correspondence, organizing files and plant closure files. They also contain health and safety files and documents related to hazardous working conditions.
Dates: 1934 - 1995
Overview Eileen Welsome was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1994 after she wrote a series of articles in the Albuquerque Tribune exposing the actions of the United States government in using humans as unknowing subjects in radiation experiments during the Cold War. Her book, The Plutonium Files was published in October 1999 as a follow up to those articles. The Plutonium Files Collection contains the accumulation of Welsome’s research materials for her articles and the book that followed. It should be...
Dates: 1945 - 1999
Overview The Robert Godfrey collection contains papers, correspondence, films, drafts, course materials, publications and photographs on mountaineering, environmentalism and local political issues. Over his career, 1968 to 1988, Godfrey was a staff member of the Outward Bound Mountain School in Colorado, an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado and a documentary filmmaker.
Dates: 1969 - 1988
Overview The Rocky Flats Citizens Advisory Board was in operation from October 1993 to 2006. The collection contains notes and documentation from their monthly Board meetings, committee meetings, and almost every Rocky Flats meeting held since their inception. Any meeting attended by their staff was summarized and shared with the Board in a weekly communication. The collection also contains an extensive collection of newspaper clippings on articles about Rocky Flats. Also included are administrative...
Dates: 1993 - 2006
Overview The Rocky Flats Coalition of Local Governments was a cooperative governmental organization consisting of seven local governments representing constituencies that lived in areas adjacent to the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant.
Dates: 1992 - 2005