Sage Sentinel newsletter

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    The Hanford Engineer Works in Hanford, Washington, was constructed between 1943 and 1945 to create the plutonium 239 and uranium 235 used in the atomic weapons needed for World War II. The construction and operation of the facility was sponsored by the Army Corps of Engineers, but E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company acted as the prime contractor tasked with constructing and running the Works.
    During the war, the Hanford Engineer Works employed about 51,000 people worked at the site. In 1946, with the conclusion of World War II, the Hanford Engineer Works was removed from military control, though plutonium production periodically continued, with General Electric replacing DuPont as the primary contractor.
    The Sage Sentinel was the weekly newsletter for employees of the Hanford Engineer Works. It contained coverage of work at Hanford, news about World War II, human interest stories, news about upcoming and recent company-sponsored social events, and classified ads for area businesses.
    Hagley Library's holdings of Sage Sentinel are call number HD9698.A1 S12 in our collections. Our holdings are incomplete; they begin in January 1944 with volume 1, issue 7, but are uninterrupted until volume 2, issue 10, published in February 1945.

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