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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.
War Construction in the Desert
Begins with history of the area in Hanford area, Washington, where the project was to be constructed. Explains need for workers and the extensive training involved. Includes shots of construction of the camp and various workshops. Contains footage of the sign shop, transportation, the project patrol, fire department, construction equipment, trains, dispatchers, demonstrations during fire prevention week and barracks of prisoners who picked fruit in the orchards. Includes typical Hanford woman's day and typical Hanford man's day. Both segments begin when subjects wake and goes through their entire day at the camp. Also includes amenities offered workers such as entertainment and food services. The 300 area is depicted with medical facilities, training and services offered to workers. Contains construction footage of areas 100 and 200. Shots of administrative and supervisory personnel include Major General L.R. Groves (Commanding General, Manhattan District, United States Corp. of Engineers), Colonel F.T. Matthias (Area Engineer), Lt. Col. B.T. Rogers (Deputy Area Engineer), Major W.F. Sapper (Executive Officer), H.D. Riley (Major, Corp. of Engineers), E.G. Ackart (Chief Engineer, E.I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co.), G.M. Read (Assistant Chief Engineer), M.F.Wood (Manager, Construction division), F.H. Mackie (Manager, War Construction division), G.P. Church (Field Project Manager), T.L. Pierce (Assistant Field Project Manager), G.E. Bubb (AFPM, Field Construction), L.S. Grogan (Field Superintendent), W.E. Redman (Assistant, Field Superintendent), H.F. Nunn (Safety Superintendent), W.V. Krewatch (AFPM, Office Engineering), A.D. Day (Engineering Office Superintendent), E.L. Plenninger (Service Superintendent), T.W. Brown (Chief Accountant), G.E. Hillman (AFPM, Control), B.M. Taylor (Housing Superintendent), J.M. Wetherhold (Medical Supervisor), R.E. Burton (AFPM, Service and Housing) and H. Villa (Control Superintendent).
Hanford Engineer WorksE.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company
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Hanford Site (Wash.)
Hanford Engineer Works
1 videocassette (VHS) : 1/2 inch ; si., col. (01:41:00:00).
OpenCube DCP/HD/SD 2.11.0. MXF-JPEG2000, 29.97fps.
Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library
E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Hanford Engineer Works photographs and films (Accession 1974.389)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Hanford Engineer Works photographs and films (Accession 1974.389), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
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