Please help us contact...

...the individuals listed below or their heirs so we can put their oral history interviews online. The Library’s project to mount the transcripts of our most valuable oral histories on the web has come to a successful conclusion, with hopefully a new stage of the project beginning soon.

Currently, one can read interviews with over 500 physicists and astronomers, including figures like Bohr, Bethe, Chandrasekhar, Gell-Mann, and Rabi, and listen to voice clips of Heisenberg, Gamow, and others, by clicking on the list of names at oralhistory.html. For a full description of the project, which is funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, see our Fall 2008 newsletter (

Contacting interviewees and heirs for permissions is one of the most important and most time consuming parts of the project, and you and other newsletter readers have been of enormous help in the past. We are counting on you now to help us include these important individuals in our new online archive. If you have contact information or other information, please get in touch with Amanda Nelson by e-mail at or call 301-209-3172.

Abalakin, Viktor Kuzmich
Abell, George Ogden
Aigrain, Pierre
Archambeau, Charles B.
Armstrong, Alice H.
Bakal, Alexander S.
Baker, William Oliver
Barr, Ernest Scott
Bolef, Dan I.
Dobrzynski, Leonard
Fujita, Yoshio
Hammett, Louis P.
Kozyrev, Aleksei
Libby, Willard F.
Lavrent’ev, Oleg
Lazarev, Boris
Lovell, Bernard, Sir
Miller, Harry B.
Numerova, A. B.
Pais, Abraham
Ryutov, Dmitry
Smith, William

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