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As the city of Oak Ridge celebrates its 75th anniversary, the Alvin Weinberg Papers Archive Project is requesting support to ensure Weinberg's work and legacy are preserved for future generations. To achieve that goal, a collection that includes 200 boxes of papers and some photographs must be digitized. Once that process is complete, the information will be available for viewing via a kiosk at Children's Museum of Oak Ridge (CMOR) and eventually through the internet.
Health Physics Society (HPS) members can learn more about the effort on the section of the museum's website dedicated to the project. It is a great resource for information about Weinberg, with links to his oral history and articles of interest. You are encouraged to share the website on your Facebook, Twitter, or other social media accounts.
While much of the work is accomplished by volunteers, there is expense associated with this effort and the project hopes to raise $25,000 in private donations. To donate to the effort, use the "Donate" button on the website or send a check to CMOR at 461 W. Outer Drive, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Please indicate "Weinberg papers" on the memo line.
The project is also soliciting volunteers to create 2–3 minute personal videos illustrating Weinberg's influence on their lives and careers. The videos can be made via phone or YouTube, whichever is most convenient, and submitted to the project. The videos will be posted to the website and shared on social media.
Our website features current corporate partners—Y-12 National Security Complex, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Information International Associates, Friends of ORNL, and Strata-G—and corporate donors—UCOR and the East Tennessee Chapter of the HPS. Add your name to the donor roll by donating to the Weinberg Papers project today.