The National Archives at Atlanta is a modern building with excellent facilities for research and an outstanding collection of records and photographs.

National_Archives_LogoThe National Archives at Atlanta, is the location of a treasure trove of historic documentation. It is a modern new building with excellent facilities for research and an outstanding collection of records and photographs.

Jim Campbell, Bill Wilcox and I spent a day there in the fall of 2011. We went there at the invitation of Joel Walker, education specialist at the National Archives at Atlanta.

Joel opened the archival storage area and gave us a tour through the tall shelves filled with boxes of files. Overwhelming is an understatement! I have never seen so many records in one place in my life. Even the shelves of Manhattan Project records from Oak Ridge were so many that just picking a few boxes to go through was extremely difficult. There was also a tremendous amount of Atomic Energy Commission records as well.

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Source: D. Ray Smith | The Oak Ridger
Image: National Archives at Atlanta