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Document Details


Title: Frank O'Sullivan
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Texas, San Antonio. Institute of Texan Cultures
Collection: Institute of Texan Cultures Oral History Collection
Description: Retired Lt. Col. Frank O’Sullivan recalls his part in the development of the atomic bomb. Beginning when he first received orders to report to a place neither he nor his superiors knew existed, he details the combined civilian and military effort at Oak Ridge, Tennessee, including the problems caused by such extreme secrecy, the success of the first atomic bomb test in New Mexico, and finally, the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1984 (Year of interview)
Speaker: O'Sullivan, Frank
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Military personnel
Document location: San Antonio, TX
Document date: 06-Aug-1984
Interviewer: Sweeney, James B.
Locations discussed: North America; San Antonio, TX; Texas; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Community; Culture; Local history; North America; Oral history; San Antonio, TX; Texas; Texas--History; United States
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0029050-32088