Dedicated to creating a Manhattan Project National Historical Park and capturing the memories of the people who harnessed the energy of the atom.
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Browse our collection of oral histories with workers, families, service members, and more about their experiences in the Manhattan Project.
Tour some of the key locations of the Manhattan Project with an audio guide.
Patricia Cox Owen joined the Manhattan Project in 1942, where she worked as a secretary for General Groves on the fifth floor of the New War building in Washington, D.C.
Fay Cunningham joined the Manhattan Project in 1944 as a metallurgical engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as part of the Special Engineer Detachment.
Richard Feynman (1918-1988) was an American theoretical physicist who received the Nobel Prize in 1965.