The Elwin H. Covey, Association of Oak Ridge Engineers and Scientist Files includes correspondence, flyers, informational
materials and newsletters. Materials range in date from 1945-1947 and document the Association of Oak Ridge Engineers and
Scientists' efforts to influence early U.S. atomic energy policy.
Various organizations of atomic energy scientists and engineers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, one of the primary research
and production facilities of the Manhattan Project, consolidated in June 1946 to form the Association of Oak Ridge Engineers
and Scientists (AORES). These organizations included the Oak Ridge Engineers and Scientists (ORES), formerly the Atomic Engineers
of Oak Ridge (AEOR) and the Atomic Production Scientists of Oak Ridge (APSOR) and the Association of Oak Ridge Scientists
(AORS), formerly the Association of Oak Ridge Scientists at Clinton Laboratories (AORSCL). These groups were concerned with
international control and regulation of atomic energy, dissemination of information to the public and were greatly influential
in getting the McMahon Bill passed, which became the Atomic Energy Act of 1946 and established the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.