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Title: Elwin H. Covey. Association of Oak Ridge Engineers and Scientists Files
Identifier/Call Number: MSS 656
Mandeville Special Collections Library
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California, 92093-0175
Language of Material:
0.2 Linear feet
(1 archives box)
Date (inclusive): 1945-1947
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.
Covey, Elwin H.
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.
Elwin H. Covey was Secretary of the Information and Records Committee of the AORSCL, as well as a member of the organization's
Subcommittee on Compilation of Lists and Indexes. He held the position of the Chairman of the Membership Committee of the
AORS before the group's amalgamation.
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The Elwin H. Covey, Association of Oak Ridge Engineers and Scientists Files contain materials, relating to the activities
of the AORES and its efforts to influence U.S. and international atomic energy policy. Materials include correspondence and
reports pertaining to the origins and evolution of the organizations which made up the AORES, bills, excerpts from hearings,
and speeches and political legislation related to the May-Johnson Bill and the McMahon (Atomic Energy) Act of 1946. The collection
also contains copies of AORS, ORES and AORES Newsletters including the Federation of American Scientists report on the 9/22/46
council meeting. Materials range in date from 1945-1947 and remain in their original order.
Elwin H. Covey. Association of Oak Ridge Engineers and Scientists Files, MSS 656. Mandeville Special Collections Library,
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Association of Oak Ridge Engineers and Scientists -- Archives.
Manhattan Project (U.S.)
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission