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Dear Mr. Leary,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 8 series related to Stimson in the Records of the Office of the Secretary of War (Record Group 107) that may include correspondence about the citation for the Manhattan Project. We also located the Lieutenant General Leslie Richard Groves, Jr. Personal Papers, 1896 - 1970 (Collection GRO) that may include information pertaining to the award. For access to these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Hello, Mr. Leary -
Perhaps this might be of assistance. Have you contacted the Hagley Museum? If not, please go online at Hagley.org. You can email them at email@example.com. or call them at (302) 658-2400. They have some very interesting info on the Manhattan District Hanford. They can give you the correct search terms if you need them. They were so very helpful when I contacted them about information on my father who worked there in the 1940's.
Also, their website has access to the "Sage Sentinel", a Hanford onsite newspaper. The collection is categorized by years and has a search term feature on it.
I certainly hope this might help you. I know what it feels like to search for valuable information regarding this subject.
Thank you for your suggestion.
In May 2020, in response to the question ...Can you provide any information...
a) Whether any Dupont personnel were awarded a certificate by Secretary of War Stimson and/or received an
Award Pin in 1946 for their work on the Manhattan project;
b) If so, do you have a record of the identity of any of the Dupont personnel who were awarded a certificate by
Secretary of War Stimson and/or received an Award Pin in 1946 for their work on the Manhattan project
The Hagley Historian advised by email on May 17-18, 2020
" Unfortunately we have no records for DuPont employees during that time period. Although Hagley has a large number
of DuPont's record, since we are not part of the company they never turned those records over to us. If you contact
DuPont directly they will just send you to us, so I'm afraid you've hit a dead end with DuPont employee records."
"The U.S. Department of Energy does have records for some of the civilian Manhattan Project employees. You can get
more information on their holdings and contact them through their website."
Efforts to validate the issuance of the Manhattan Project certificates/ Award Pins through contacts with the Department of Energy have been unsuccessful to date, but are continuing.
Dear Edward Leary,
You may also wish to contact the National Archives at Atlanta. Our National Archives facility in Atlanta, Georgia maintains basic information regarding employees of the Manhattan Project, including individuals who were contracted to work for the federal government and their awards. This series of records is entitled:
Manhattan District Central Project Files- Formerly Classified Correspondence Files, 1942-1946.
If the awards you are seeking happen to be issued for work at Oak Ridge or surrounding relevant aresas, you may consider requesting information from that facility by writing to:
National Archives at Atlanta
5780 Jonesboro Road
Morrow, GA 30260
If not, a similar series for a different National Archives location may hold like materials for said different area. Thank you!
Cara Moore Lebonick
Reference Archives Specialist
National Archives at St. Louis