Dear Mr. Stith,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Records Relating to the International Tin Study Group, 1945-1953 and the series Materials Surveys, 1951-1956 in the Records of the U.S. Bureau of Mines (Record Group 70) that may contain some information related to your research. These records have not been digitized. Please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at firstname.lastname@example.org for access to and information about them.
We also located 11 series related to the International Tin Study Group in various record groups that may be of interest to you since the group seems to have been active during the time period you are researching. Please contact RDT2 with any questions you might have about these records.
Next, we located four series related to the Hanford Engineering Works in the Records of the Atomic Energy Commission (Record Group 326), including the series Metallurgical Laboratory Records, 1941-1974 that may contain some relevant information. These records have not been digitized. Please contact the NARA reference unit listed in each Catalog entry (either the National Archives at San Francisco (RW-SB) at email@example.com or the National Archives at Seattle (RW-SE) at firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions you might have about these records. Please review other records related to the Hanford Engineering Works in the Catalog as well.
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 RDT2, RW-SB, and RW-SE. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.
Finally, we located several digitized reports related to the Hanford Works from the Department of Energy’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information that discuss tin recovery and that may be of interest to you.
We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!
Hi Ms. Salyer,
Thank you again for your help! I'll definitely follow up on the Hanford links. Their involvement with our facility goes much deeper than I think anyone realizes!
Have a wonderful day!