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The Hagley Digital Archives provides online access to selected items from the Hagley Library's collection of images, documents, and publications related to the history of business, technology, and society.
Richland, Washington near Hanford Engineering Works
This camp housed part of Hanford Engineer Works 52,000 population during WWII. Barracks pictured here sheltered construction employees of first atomic energy materials plant at Hanford, WA which DuPont designed, built and operated at the government's request. Because existing towns within a reasonable daily driving distance were unable to provide housing, business and recreational facilities, DuPont later built virtually from the ground up the village of Richland to house the plant operation force. For the most part they were men and women from the company's industrial plants who had been moved to the area under utmost secrecy.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company
Chemical industryIndustrial housingNuclear industryNuclear facilities
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller
Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library
DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341)
Series XIV, Box 12, Folder 10, 13 'Hanford Engineering Works'
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
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