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Columbia University in World War II collection, 1933-1956

Series II: Government Contracts

This series is similar to the personnel clearance files found in Series I, but these files are different and have consequently been kept as an independent series. The contract work these files deal with spans both the wartime and post-war periods. The folders have been kept in the order they were originally found (which at times seems to be loosely based on the contract numbers involved) as have the contents of the files. In addition to the usual preservation measures, most of the original file folders were photocopied to retain information about the contract number, found on the folder tab, or handwritten notes on the folder itself. Original file names were kept; new ones were created only if the original was non-existent or inappropriate to the contents. The majority of the files are personnel files. Contents include signed forms, letters of reference, fingerprints, tax information, salary information, grade lists, family and other personal information and termination notices. Interestingly, there are even personnel clearance records for construction workers and maintenance workers who had jobs in Pupin and other buildings where much of this top secret war work was taking place. In addition to personnel files, there are also files containing general lists for the various research groups, requisition forms (for both employees and materials), salary recommendation forms, blank forms used by the people involved in this work, salary lists, and a book listing badge numbers. Much of the materials appear to be associated with atomic research or the Atomic Energy Commission. Contract numbers referred to within these files are: AT-30-2-GEN-16 (subcontracts S-165 and S-162); EIDM MI-4 MS; EIDM I-1 CU; W7405-eng-50 (referred to very heavily); W-31-109 eng17; EIDM D-22; EIDM-AA-1 CU; AT-30-1 GEN-72; AT-30-1 GEN-70; W-31-109 eng15; AT-30-1-GEN-257; W-31-109 eng14.

File Dividers between sections of files now in box 11 were removed, but existed as follows: (1)"Contract AT-30-1 GEN-71" and includes files "Blau, Marietta" to "Hebbe, Gloria J." (2)"Restricted – By U.S. Engineer Office" includes "Jacobs, Abraham H." to "Extra Copies Signed Forms" (3) "Contract W-31-109-ENG-17" no files (4) "Contract AT-30-1-GEN-257" includes "Cerussi, Marie I." to end of box.

The personnel files found in this sub-series are arranged alphabetically by name of individual and material has been kept in the order it was originally found in the files; consequently, the contents of the files may not be strictly chronological. Some are very full of correspondence and forms while others consist of only one or two pieces of paper. The material within these files is extensive and contains much personal information (usually in the form of an application or questionnaire, but also fingerprints and school transcripts ) as well as information about salary, letters of reference, signed forms (secrecy, patent, citizenship), travel vouchers, salary appeal applications and correspondence about the person's involvement (or termination) from particular research projects. Most of this correspondence is routine in nature, though there are instances of more unique correspondence in regards to a particular situation involving the individual. ID Photos have been kept in the files when they appear. There is a lot of correspondence signed by Lester R. Watson, Personnel Director of the Government Contracts Division. Contracts referred to in these files include: W-31-109-eng-15 and W7405-eng-50. Some of these files are water damaged

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Box 29 Folder 1 Blau, Marietta, 1948-1950


Box 29 Folder 2 Bramsone, Herbert Jerome, 1949-1950 1953, 1949-1950, 1953


Box 29 Folder 3 Cornelius, Richard Calvin, 1949-1950


Box 29 Folder 4 Hebbe, Gloria J., 1948


Box 29 Folder 5 Jacobs, Abraham H., 1945


Box 29 Folder 6 Kerwin, Peter B., undated


Box 29 Folder 7 Marshak, Albert, 1945


Box 29 Folder 8 Plass, Gilbert Norman, 1945


Box 29 Folder 9 Winzer, Alice, 1945


Box 29 Folder 10 Wirsching, Florence A., 1945


Box 29 Folder 11 Anhalt, Janice O., 1946


Box 29 Folder 12 Buildings and Grounds, 1945


Box 29 Folder 13 Cohen, Karl P., 1945


Box 29 Folder 14 Donelian, Khatchik, 1945


Box 29 Folder 15 Goodhart, Leccadia, 1945


Box 29 Folder 16 Goodman, Marjorie Bliss, 1945


Box 29 Folder 17 Gussman, Leo Akibo, 1945


Box 29 Folder 18 Kessler, Madeline C., 1945


Box 29 Folder 19 Korfund Co., Inc., 1945


Box 29 Folder 20 Labov, William David, 1945


Box 29 Folder 21 Maloney, Dr., 1945


Box 29 Folder 22 Mason, Ethel Jay, 1945


Box 29 Folder 23 Meyer, Edna Jane, 1945


Box 29 Folder 24 Miller, Carl Henry, Jr., 1945


Box 29 Folder 25 Parker, Samuel G., 1946


Box 29 Folder 26 Prescott Company, 1945


Box 29 Folder 27 Rubin, Rose L., 1945


Box 29 Folder 28 Schwitz, Rose, 1945


Box 29 Folder 29 Universal Sheet Metal Works, 1945


Box 29 Folder 30 Wolf & Munier, 1945


Box 29 Folder 31 Wolfshohl, Myrtle Anna, 1946


Box 29 Folder 32 Bradley, F.K., 1945


Box 29 Folder 33 Dunning, J.R., 1945


Box 29 Folder 34 Division 7, undated


Box 29 Folder 35 Loaned Personnel, 1945


Box 29 Folder 36 Patent Group, 1945


Box 29 Folder 37 Personnel Forms-- S.A.M. Labs—Examples, ca., 1940s


Box 29 Folder 38 Procedures, 1945


Box 29 Folder 39 Receipts, 1945

(signed)


Box 29 Folder 40 Selective Service Procedure, 1943-1946



Box 30 Folder 1 U.S. Area Engineer Office, 1943-1946


Box 30 Folder 2 W7405 eng-50, 1945-1946


Box 30 Folder 3-4 Salary and Payroll, 1943-1944, (2 Folders)


Box 30 Folder 5 Lists, 1945-1946


Box 30 Folder 6 Personnel—Photographs, 1945


Box 30 Folder 7 Personnel Reports, 1945


Box 30 Folder 8 Open Requisitions for Employment, 1948-1950


Box 30 Folder 9 Pers. Purchase Orders, 1948-1949


Box 30 Folder 10 Requisitions, 1948-1951


Box 30 Folder 11-12 Extra Copies Signed Forms, 1945-1952, (2 Folders)


Box 30 Folder 13 Cerussi, Marie I., 1948


Box 30 Folder 14 Dustan, Cyril, 1948


Box 30 Folder 15 Felio, Rosemarie Zenaide, 1948-1949


Box 30 Folder 16 Goldwater, Leonard J., 1948 1958, 1948, 1958


Box 30 Folder 17 Marolla, Desi, 1948-1949


Box 30 Folder 18 Sass, Martin, 1948-1949 1958, 1948-1949, 1958


Box 30 Folder 19 Thurber, Richard E., 1947-1948


Box 30 Folder 20 Weisfuse, Louis, 1948-1949 1953, 1948-1949, 1953



Box 31 Folder 1 Personnel & Procedures, ca., 1940s


Box 31 Folder 2 Badge & Pass Rules, undated

(form)


Box 31 Folder 3 Change of Pay or Position, undated

(form)


Box 31 Folder 4 Declaration of Secrecy—Atomic Energy Commission, 1946

(form)


Box 31 Folder 5 Employment Authorization, 1943

(form)


Box 31 Folder 6 Espionage Act, 1940

(form)


Box 31 Folder 7 GCD Absenteeism Policy, undated


Box 31 Folder 8 GCD Workweek, Lunch Period, 1945 May 22


Box 31 Folder 9 Induction Check List, 1943


Box 31 Folder 10 Interview Record, 1944

(form)


Box 31 Folder 11 Salary Recommendation, undated

(form)


Box 31 Folder 12 Secrecy Oath, 1944 1946, 1944, 1946

(form)


Box 31 Folder 13 Binder—Staff & Salary Lists, 1945-1946


Box 31 Folder 14 Notebook—Badge Number Lists, 1945-1948


Box 31 Folder 15 Bruno, Emil, 1942-1951


Box 31 Folder 16 Cutler, Janice Ann, 1946-1947


Box 31 Folder 17 DeForest, George B., 1946-1947


Box 31 Folder 18 Dege, Grace Frances, 1946-1947


Box 31 Folder 19 DeMeusy, Marie J., 1946-1947


Box 31 Folder 20 Diedrich, Jean, 1943-1947



Box 32 Folder 1 Dieke, Gerhard H., 1946


Box 32 Folder 2 Drew, Thomas Brandford, 1946


Box 32 Folder 3 DuBarry, William H., 1946-1947


Box 32 Folder 4 DuBridge, Lee A., 1946


Box 32 Folder 5 Duncan, Albert B., 1946


Box 32 Folder 6 Feyman, Richard P., 1946


Box 32 Folder 7 Fischer, David, 1946-1947


Box 32 Folder 8 Fowler, Robert D., 1946-1947


Box 32 Folder 9 Fox, Marvin, 1944


Box 32 Folder 10 Friedman, Francis, 1946-1947


Box 32 Folder 11 Fussell, Louis, 1946


Box 32 Folder 12 Gilliland, Edwin R., 1946


Box 32 Folder 13 Goldsmith, Hyman H., 1946


Box 32 Folder 14 Grant, Ellen, 1946-1947


Box 32 Folder 15 Greene, Phillip, Jr., 1946-1947


Box 32 Folder 16 Guterman, Elaine J., 1946-1947


Box 32 Folder 17 Hafstad, Lawrence Randolph, 1946


Box 32 Folder 18 Halpern, Julius, 1946-1947


Box 32 Folder 19 Harnwell, Gaylord P., 1946-1947


Box 32 Folder 20 Harrison, George R., 1946


Box 32 Folder 21 Hayworth, L.J., 1946


Box 32 Folder 22 Hickman, Roger W., 1946


Box 32 Folder 23 Hinsey, Joseph C., 1946


Box 32 Folder 24 Hodgson, Arthur, 1946-1947


Box 32 Folder 25 Hoey, George J., 1946-1947


Box 32 Folder 26 Horak, Leopold P., 1946-1947


Box 32 Folder 27 Jones, Francis, 1946-1947


Box 32 Folder 28 Jones, Reginald, 1943-1956


Box 32 Folder 29 Judson, Charles, 1946


Box 32 Folder 30 Kaplan, Irving, 1941-1947



Box 33 Folder 1 Kelleher, Alfred, 1946-1947


Box 33 Folder 2 Killian, James R., 1946-1947


Box 33 Folder 3 Kissel, Anna, 1946-1947


Box 33 Folder 4 Kistiakowsky, Goerge B., 1946-1947


Box 33 Folder 5 Kuper, James Brown Horner, 1946


Box 33 Folder 6 Kuper, Mariette, 1946-1947


Box 33 Folder 7 Lazzaro, Julius, 1947


Box 33 Folder 8 Lehr, Herbert M., 1946-1947


Box 33 Folder 9 Lewis, Charlotte, 1944-1947


Box 33 Folder 10 Livingston, M. Stanley, 1946-1947


Box 33 Folder 11 Long, Franklin A., 1946-1947


Box 33 Folder 12 Loomis, F. Wheeler, 1946


Box 33 Folder 13 Lorentzen, Oscar L., 1946-1947


Box 33 Folder 14 Macauly, P. Stewart, 1946-1947


Box 33 Folder 15 Mallory, Donald E., 1946-1947


Box 33 Folder 16 Marshak, Robert, 1946


Box 33 Folder 17 Marshall, Anna M.G., 1946-1947


Box 33 Folder 18 Mason, Willard F., 1946


Box 33 Folder 19 Mayer, Marie J., 1946-1947


Box 33 Folder 20 Meadow, Henry, 1946-1947


Box 33 Folder 21 Miller, Park H., 1946


Box 33 Folder 22 Miller, Warren T., 1946-1947


Box 33 Folder 23 Montgomery, Carol, 1946


Box 33 Folder 24 Mooney, Mildred A., 1946-1947


Box 33 Folder 25 Morgan, Robert B., 1946-1947


Box 33 Folder 26 Morrison, Phillip, 1946


Box 33 Folder 27 Morse, Philip M., 1946-1947


Box 33 Folder 28 Nadler, Florence, 1946-1947


Box 33 Folder 29 Nicholson, Edward L., 1946-1947


Box 33 Folder 30 Osborn, Barbara, 1946-1947



Box 34 Folder 1 Osborne, Charles L., 1946-1947


Box 34 Folder 2 Paige, Peter, 1947


Box 34 Folder 3 Patterson, Robert A., 1946-1947


Box 34 Folder 4 Peter, J. Georges, 1946-1947


Box 34 Folder 5 Platt, Joseph, 1946


Box 34 Folder 6 Plotkin, Martin, 1946-1947


Box 34 Folder 7 Pollard, Ernest C., 1946-1947


Box 34 Folder 8 Purcell, Edward M., 1946


Box 34 Folder 9 Quinn, George, 1946


Box 34 Folder 10 Rabi, I.I., 1946-1947


Box 34 Folder 11 Ramsey, Norman F., 1946


Box 34 Folder 12 Reines, Frederick, 1946


Box 34 Folder 13 Renzetti, Nicholas, 1946


Box 34 Folder 14 Reynolds, Edward, 1946-1947


Box 34 Folder 15 Ridenour, Louis N., 1946-1947


Box 34 Folder 16 Scannell, Angela F., 1946-1947


Box 34 Folder 17 Scesny, Frances B., 1947


Box 34 Folder 18 Schiff, Leonard, 1946


Box 34 Folder 19 Schutz, Philip W., 1946


Box 34 Folder 20 Schwartz, Dr. Herman M., 1946


Box 34 Folder 21 Schwinger, J., 1946


Box 34 Folder 22 Sheridan, Thomas F., 1946-1947


Box 34 Folder 23 Sherwin, Chalmers W., 1946


Box 34 Folder 24 Shoup, Eldon C., 1946-1947


Box 34 Folder 25 Sinnott, Edmund, 1946-1947


Box 34 Folder 26 Slater, John C., 1946-1947


Box 34 Folder 27 Sluiter, Katherine, 1946-1947


Box 34 Folder 28 Smullins, Louis, 1946


Box 34 Folder 29 Smyth, Henry D., 1946-1947



Box 35 Folder 1 Steele, Natalie, 1946


Box 35 Folder 2 Stephens, William E., 1946


Box 35 Folder 3 Street, J. Curry, 1946


Box 35 Folder 4 Swart, Laurence R., 1946-1947


Box 35 Folder 5 Taylor, Ellison H., 1946


Box 35 Folder 6 Taylor, Hugh S., 1946-1947


Box 35 Folder 7 Thiesmeyer, Lincoln R., 1946-1947


Box 35 Folder 8 Thompson, Raymond L., 1946-1947


Box 35 Folder 9 Tripp, Hulbert W., 1946-1947


Box 35 Folder 10 Van Vleck, John H., 1946-1947


Box 35 Folder 11 Vario, Olga, 1946-1947


Box 35 Folder 12 Van Dervoort, Frederic, 1946-1947


Box 35 Folder 13 Walton, Francis R., 1944-1947


Box 35 Folder 14 Warnock, Malcolm, 1946-1947


Box 35 Folder 15 Waslenko, Elsie, 1946-1947


Box 35 Folder 16 Watson, William W., 1946-1947


Box 35 Folder 17 Wheeler, John A., 1946


Box 35 Folder 18 White, Milton G., 1946-1947


Box 35 Folder 19 Will, Alan D., 1946-1947


Box 35 Folder 20 Williams, Clarke, 1942-1947


Box 35 Folder 21 Williams, George T., 1945-1947


Box 35 Folder 22 Winsche, Warren E., 1946-1947


Box 35 Folder 23 Woodrow, Ray, 1946-1947


Box 35 Folder 24 Young, Robert L., 1946-1947


Box 35 Folder 25 Zacharias, Jerrold R., 1946-1947


Box 35 Folder 26 Zinn, Walter H., 1946