The Papers of J. Hartley Bowen Jr.
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J. Hartley Bowen Jr. was born in New Jersey in 1914. He graduated from Drexel University in 1938, and was employed as a Supervisory Chemist in the Aeronautical Materials Laboratory. He remained with the Naval Laboratory in its subsequent moves to Johnsville, then Warminster, PA.
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The principal topics dealt with in this collection are the disposal of nuclear waste, emergency decontamination procedures for ships at sea and the development of a nuclear-powered seaplane.
Organized into six series. I. Aeronautical Materials Laboratory (AML) Reports; II. Operation Crossroads Target Aircraft; III. Operation Wash Down; IV. Aircraft Nuclear Propulsion; V. A.M.L. Move; VI. Preservation of Aircraft, Engines and Parts.
This is a small collection of primary and secondary source materials detailing work done at the Naval Air Experimental Station in Philadelphia and later in Johnsville, PA during World War II and the Cold War period. Much it concerns the uses of atomic power and the effects of atomic fallout.
Source of acquisition--J. Hartley Bowen. Method of acquisition--Gift;; Date of acquisition--1991..
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