Dear Mr. Ray,
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According to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), contract number DE-AC05-76OR00001 and number DE-AC05-00OR22725 relate to the Oak Ridge (OR) National Laboratory, and contract number W-7405-Eng-48 is connected to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Lawrence Radiation Laboratory) at the University of California.
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Contract Files, ca. 1943 - 1978, the series Oak Ridge Contract Files, 1950-1970, and the series Contract Records, ca. 1943 - 1967 in the Records of the Atomic Energy Commission (Record Group 326) that include contract information for the Oak Ridge Laboratory. These records have not been digitized. Please contact the National Archives at Atlanta (RE-AT) at firstname.lastname@example.org for access to and information about these and similar records.
Next, we located the series Contract Files, 5/4/1951-12/28/1983 and the series Project and Contract Files, 1947-1961 in the General Records of the Department of Energy (Record Group 434) that both contain records related to Oak Ridge National Laboratory. These records have not been digitized. For assistance with these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at email@example.com.
Plus, we located 11 series related to the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory in Record Group 326 and Record Group 434 that may include contract information. These records have not been digitized. Please contact the National Archives at San Francisco (RW-SB) at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about these and similar records.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RE-AT, RDT2, and RW-SB. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.
In addition, Oak Ridge National Laboratory provides a PDF version of ORNL Prime Contract DE-AC05-00OR22725 on their website. You may wish to contact them and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory directly for further assistance.
Finally, we suggest that you review the documents available online via the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) and from Science.gov for additional potentially relevant records.
We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!