A History of Classified Activities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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The facilities that became Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) were created in 1943 during the United States' super-secret World War II project to construct an atomic bomb (the Manhattan Project). During World War II and for several years thereafter, essentially all ORNL activities were classified. Now, in 2000, essentially all ORNL activities are unclassified. The major purpose of this report is to provide a brief history of ORNL's major classified activities from 1943 until the present (September 2000). This report is expected to be useful to the ORNL Classification Officer and to ORNL's Authorized Derivative Classifiers and Authorized Derivative Declassifiers ... continued below

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Quist, A.S. January 30, 2001.

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The facilities that became Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) were created in 1943 during the United States' super-secret World War II project to construct an atomic bomb (the Manhattan Project). During World War II and for several years thereafter, essentially all ORNL activities were classified. Now, in 2000, essentially all ORNL activities are unclassified. The major purpose of this report is to provide a brief history of ORNL's major classified activities from 1943 until the present (September 2000). This report is expected to be useful to the ORNL Classification Officer and to ORNL's Authorized Derivative Classifiers and Authorized Derivative Declassifiers in their classification review of ORNL documents, especially those documents that date from the 1940s and 1950s.

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  • Other Information: PBD: 30 Jan 2001

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  • Report No.: ORCA-7
  • Grant Number: AC05-00OR22725
  • DOI: 10.2172/814132 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 814132
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc737608

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Quist, A.S. A History of Classified Activities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, report, January 30, 2001; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc737608/: accessed June 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.