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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Norman Ramsey
RLIN number: NXCP87-A106
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Education, Columbia; Depression; Cambridge University, England; research with I.I. Rabi, Enrico Fermi; National Defense Research Committee radiation laboratory; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; England, 1941; security problems; radar; Manhattan Project, 1943; Los Alamos; discussions on use of bomb and possible targets; Trinity test; Tinian; estimates of damage, Hiroshima; Brookhaven; Harvard; Congressional investigations; Harold Velde and Joseph McCarthy hearings; area rule; appearance on "Meet the Press," subsequent meeting with Senator McCarthy; contempt citations; Kamen trial; Robert Oppenheimer case; Gray Board; science adviser, North Atlantic Treaty Organization; impressions of General Leslie Groves, Admiral Lewis L. Strauss, Edward Teller.
Extent: Transcript: 358 leaves, Tape: 3 reels
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1980. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part IV, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1960 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Ramsey, Norman, 1915-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1915
Speaker occupation: Physicist
Age at speaking: 45
Document date: 1960
Interviewer: Safford, Joan Bainbridge
Organizations discussed: North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: National security--United States; North America; North Atlantic Treaty Organization; Nuclear weapons; Oral history; Physicists; Physics; United States; United States--Politics and government--1945-; World War II, 1939-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: Manhattan Project; Ramsey, Norman, 1915-; World War, 1939-1946--Science
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0016898-12341