Click here for the Home Page Click here for the Home Page Click here for the Home Page Click here for the Home Page Click here for the Home Page Click here for the Home Page Click here for the Home Page Click here for the Home Page Click here for the Home Page Click here for the Home Page Click here for the Home Page Click here for the Home Page Click here for the Home Page

Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Kenneth Tompkins Bainbridge
RLIN number: NXCP87-A5
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Education and early research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton, and the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge, England; teaching and research at Harvard, 1934; creation of National Defense Research Committee Radiation Laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1940; technical mission to England on radar development, 1941; Los Alamos, 1943: security problems, testing first atom bomb, 1945; use of the bomb; May-Johnson and MacMahon bills; Federation of Atomic Scientists, Joseph McCarthy investigations. Impression of Karl Compton, Henry D. Smyth, Leo Szilard, Robert Oppenheimer.
Extent: Transcript: 150 leaves, Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1960 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Bainbridge, Kenneth Tompkins, 1904-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1904
Speaker occupation: Physicist
Age at speaking: 56
Document date: 1960
Interviewer: Safford, Joan
Organizations discussed: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Atomic bomb; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA; National security; Nuclear energy; Oral history; Physicists; Physics
Topics discussed - Other terms: Bainbridge, Kenneth Tompkins, 1904-; Massachusetts Institute of Technology--Radiation Laboratory; Nuclear physics; Nuclear warfare--Social aspects
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0018287-13730