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Dear Mr. Stith,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located Radioactive Ore Testing Correspondence and Uranium Program Files, 1946 - 1952 in the Records of the U.S. Bureau of Mines (Record Group 70) that mentions Albany, Oregon. For more information about these records, please email the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at Archives2reference@nara.gov.
We also located 421 results related to Thorium, 227 record series created by the Bureau of Mines from the 1940s through the 1960s, and 512 record series created by the Atomic Energy Commission through the 1960s in various record groups. You may wish to review these descriptions to see if any might be relevant to your research. For more information about particular records, please email the reference unit listed as the contact in the Catalog description.
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Next, we searched online and found the following web pages related to the lab or to thorium work.
Finally, it is possible that many of the relevant records are still in the custody of the Department of Energy. You may wish to contact the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information as well as the DOE Office of Public Information.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!
Mr. Atkinson, thank you for all your help on this subject. I was able to get some documents we hadn't seen before that pertained to the petrography lab.
Much appreciation for your quick reply!