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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Sidney Ratner
RLIN number: NXCP87-A104
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: J. Robert Oppenheimer: role in development of atom bomb, attitudes toward hydrogen bomb and disarmament, concern with international dissemination of knowledge on nuclear energy, positions on national defense, directorship of Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton University, conflicts with colleagues, family life, influences, character strengths and weaknesses; Oppenheimer's relations with Jean Tatlock, Albert Einstein, George Kennan, Lewis Strauss, John von Neumann; directors of the Institute for Advanced Study after Oppenheimer; impressions of Carl Kaysan; politics within the Institute for Advanced Studies.
Extent: Transcript: 56 leaves, Tape: 1 reel
Restrictions: Access: Closed until May 5, 1991. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1982 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Ratner, Sidney, 1908-
Speaker date of birth: 1908
Speaker occupation: Economic historian
Age at speaking: 74
Document date: 1982
Interviewer: Edwin, Ed
Organizations discussed: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Historians; North America; Nuclear energy; Princeton University, Princeton, NJ; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Hydrogen bomb; Nuclear power--International control; Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967; Ratner, Sidney, 1908-
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0016881-12324