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Dear Mr. Roche,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located a wide variety of records relating to the Manhattan Project and the Manhattan Engineer District. Some of these records have been digitized and are available online through the Catalog. See also here. The remainder of these records can only be viewed by visiting the United States and requesting these records in person, or by purchasing digital reproductions of the records. Also, some records on this topic are still classified. If you have questions about specific records or topics, please contact the reference unit listed in the Catalog description or post another request on History Hub.
We also located the following resources for information about the Manhattan Project and nuclear weapons.
- Manhattan Project Historical Resources (US Department of Energy)
- Manhattan Project - an interactive history (US Department of Energy)
- History Publications (US Department of Energy)
- The Manhattan Project Podcast (US Department of Energy)
- DocsTeach (US National Archives)
- Photographs and Sound Recordings Documenting the Hiroshima Bombing (US National Archives)
- Harry Truman and The Bomb (US National Archives)
- Selected Documents on the Topic of the Atomic Bomb (US National Archives)
- The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb (US National Archives)
- Decision to Drop the Bomb (US National Archives)
- Atomic Bomb (US National Archives)
- The Atomic Bomb and the End of WWII (The National Security Archive)
- The Nuclear Vault (The National Security Archive)
We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!
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Dear Mr. Roche,
The Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress has custody of personal papers and the records of non-governmental organizations documenting American history, including a wealth of resources related to the Manhattan Project. These include the following:
To identify other relevant collections in the Manuscript Division, you may use the finding aids search tool to conduct a keyword search of our online finding aids. You may also conduct a search of the Library's online catalog. Additional information about searching for manuscript material at the Library of Congress and planning a visit to the Manuscript Reading Room is available on our website, along with an informational video.
The Science Reference Section of the Science, Business, and Technology Division of the Library of Congress produced a useful online bibliography of secondary sources related to the Manhattan Project, which you may find useful as well.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if the Library of Congress may be of any other help. All the best of luck on your research endeavor!