CREHST Museum Oral Histories

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Title

CREHST Museum Oral Histories

Subject

Oral History; Hanford Site; Richland, WA

Description

Oral Histories conducted at and collected by the Columbia River Exhibition of History, Science & Technology (CREHST) Museum. The CREHST Museum, closed in 2014, was dedicated to preserving the history of the Hanford Site and Richland, WA and held the Department of Energy's Hanford Collection. After closure of the CREHST Museum most records and archival holdings were transferred to Washington State University's Hanford History Project where they are now held.

Creator

CREHST Museum, Gary Fetterolf, Terry Andre

Date

1999-2013

Rights

All resources have consent transferred to Washington State University's Hanford History Project. Contact Hanford History Project for information on use and rights.

Language

English.

Identifier

RG2-4A

Spatial Coverage

Hanford Site; Richland, WA

Temporal Coverage

1943-1990

Provenance

Oral histories originally conducted by, or collected by, the CREHST Museum. Property and rights transferred to Washington State University upon CREHST closure in 2014

Rights Holder

Washington State University's Hanford History Project.

Items in the CREHST Museum Oral Histories Collection

An audio oral history interview with Gerry Saucier conducted by Gene Weisskopf for the B Reactor Museum Association as part of an interview series focused on the T Plant and writing a Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) document for the T…

A video recording of the annual Hanford-White Bluffs reunion of former residents and descendants of those Euro-American communities removed from the Hanford Site during the Manhattan Project

Trailer Talk (Outside)
A group oral history detailing experiences of living in trailer camps in Hanford and the Tri-Cities area during WWII and the late 1940s.

Trailer Talk (Inside)
A group oral history detailing experiences of living in trailer camps in Hanford and the Tri-Cities area during WWII and the late 1940s.

Termination Winds
A group oral history recounting of early days working and living at the Hanford Engineer Works

A 1988 reunion of the John Ball Grade School held at the Shilo Inn in Richland, WA. John Ball School was a temporary school which served the North Richland construction camp and was constructed of WWII surplus Quonset huts joined together.

Roger Rohrbacher, Mary Rohrbacher, and Ray Issacson describe their experiences during the construction and subsequent operation of HEW facilities during WWII and the early years of the Cold War.

ABC [Alphabet] Houses Panel
Oral history about living in Richland, Washington Alphabet houses during the 1940s and 1950s.

Viola Magnuson Oral History
An interview with Viola Magnuson about relocating to Hanford in 1943 and living in a trailer in the Hanford Construction Camp trailer camp.

Marie Hansen (White) Oral History
From information sheet packaged with oral history: "Born 1914 Marie Hansen, father Peter O. Hanses. Moved to North Richland in 1918.

She told a couple stories after you left, Todd. Once concerned her father's payment from the condemnation. She…

Watson Warriner - On War, Many Voices
A short documentary featuring Watson Warriner, a high-level DuPont employee during the Manhattan Project. From a personal email sent from Warriner to CREHST Curator Connie Estep - "It highlights the astounding construction statistics of HEW, the…

From CREHST Oral History Agreement: "how he came to Hanford; work as technician in theoretical physics dept.; patents; first mini0compuyter on Hanford Site."

W. F. Walker Oral History
From CREHST Oral History Agreement: "Youth, schooling, army; work at 300 & 400 areas as instrument man; standards lab or calibration of instruments; work as inst. [instrument] technician for cladding operations both A1 and N Reactor Fuel."

Mary and Jim Taylor Oral History Interview
From CREHST Oral History Agreement: "Biography; Sale of Home to Govt.; Growing up; and file mace miners birthing center."

Shannon Smith Oral History Interview
From CREHST Oral History Agreement: "Biographic sketch. Living conditions in postwar Richland"

Seaborg Remarks
"Dr. Seaborn was in Richland to give the commencement address for the 1994 graduating class. IT was also the 50th anniversary of his first visit to Hanford during WWII. He made these remarks during a reception where he was awarded recognition by…

Delores M. Loebsack Oral History
From the CREHST Oral History Agreement: "Life at White Bluffs. Main file with after recording addenda file."

Kay Lamb Oral History Interview
Kay Lamb was one of the original teachers at the John Ball School in North Richland, a school made out of hutments that served the North Richland Construction Camp.

Donald R. Kalkwarf Oral History
From CREHST Oral History Agreement: "Dr. Kalkwarf has a doctorate in chemistry and worked in biology, chemistry, and other disciplines beginning with General Electric in 1951. Extensive World War II experiences."

Jack Houston Oral History Part 2
From CRESHT Oral History Agreement: "Jack Houston - Oral History - Segment 4 Floods and Adult Live and Events."

From CREHST Oral History Agreement: "Segment 1: Early life including Depression years. Segments 2 & 3: Young adult, military, years following military

From CREHST Oral History Agreement: "One 45 minute tape. Use of Gloves in Laboratory. Charging D Reactor the first time. Knowledge of what was being produced. History of gamma measurements. 200 North Area. Houses lived in. Name spellings."

3 audiotapes labeled a, b, c (and corresponding audio files labeled the same manner). From CREHST Oral History Agreement: "Autobiographical. 1941 - Dupont, Chicago, Hanford, History of NMC - Measurements and Accounting."

Carolyn Hempel Oral History
From the CREHST Oral History Agreement: "Life in late 40's and 50's in Richland. Dust, trees, early Christ the King school, phones. Infertility."

Ernal Galbraith Oral History
"Life from 1917 including Pearl Harbor, coming to Richland, work at Site until 1982, impressions of Southern segregation, the dust of Richland."

Glynn Wheeler Oral History
Part of the CREHST 2003 Oral History public programming. Interviews filmed in front of a live audience.

Alfred P. Wehner Oral History
Part of the CREHST 2003 Oral History public programming. Interviews filmed in front of a live audience.

Bob Smith Oral History
Part of the CREHST 2003 Oral History public programming. Interviews filmed in front of a live audience.

Toivo Pippo Oral History
Part of the CREHST 2003 Oral History public programming. Interviews filmed in front of a live audience.

Eva Dunigan Oral History
Part of the CREHST 2003 Oral History public programming. Interviews filmed in front of a live audience.

Greg Greger Oral History
An interview with Greg Greger as part of the Beverlin Summer Institute for Teachers held at the Richland Community Center.

A 5-part oral history done with Dale Geer for the Hanford Concerns Council. Given to the CREHST Museum in July 2007.

Steve Bickel
Oral History of work as a bus driver on the Hanford Site.

William J. Bair
"Dr. Bair was a pioneer in the field of health physics. he was employed at Hanford beginning in the era when GE was the prime contractor. He did innovative research on the effective [sic] of radiation using animal models." Interview with B. Bair…

James Daniel Anderson Oral History
An oral history conducted with James Daniel Anderson. Interview conducted by Gary Fetterolf.