Welcome to the Oak Ridge Public Library Digital Collections, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
World War II ignited in 1939 when Germany invaded Poland, compelling Britain and France to declare war on Germany. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, the United States entered the war.
Concerned that the Germans might develop a theoretical super bomb, Albert Einstein penned a letter warning President Roosevelt in …
The Library is fortunate to have a collection of photographs taken by Edward Wescott during his years as principal Atomic Energy Commission photographer. These photographs depict life in early Oak Ridge, which was especially remembered for the mud, the lines, and the security gates. The collection consists of over 1, 000 photographs …
Ruth Carey, once a photographer for the newspaper, the Oak Ridger, took photos for many different types of events from 1960 until 1994. Some of the events Mrs. Carey took photos for included play productions, weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, and events sponseored by the Oak Ridge Civic Music Association.
Oak Ridge Public Library, in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, houses the Center for Oak Ridge Oral History as well as the Oak Ridge Room, a unique collection established to gather and preserve the records and history of the "Secret City."
Oak Ridge Public Library hopes that these collections will help reveal the history of the ‘Secret City’ to students, researchers and all other citizens.
Disclaimer: "These reports were prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily consitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Governement or any agency thereof. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof."