Register of the Edward Teller Papers

Finding aid prepared by Linda Bernard, 1992 and 1996, Beth Goder, Garrett Morton, and Pat Wandro, 2009-2013, revised by Vishnu Jani
Hoover Institution Archives
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Title: Edward Teller Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1910-2005
Collection Number: 76074
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 561 manuscript boxes, 49 oversize boxes, 10 open reel boxes, 3 cubic foot boxes, 2 card file boxes, 1 oversize folder, 2 album boxes, 11 slide boxes, 6 envelopes, 7 motion picture film reels, 8 phonorecords, digital files (287 linear feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, speeches and writings, reports, studies, memoranda, printed matter, photographs, motion picture film, video tapes, sound recordings, and memorabilia, relating to chemical, molecular and nuclear physics; development of new energy resources; national energy research planning; space exploration; and national and international security issues, including nuclear weapons and arms control.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Teller, Edward,

Access

Collection is open for research.
The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

Publication Rights

For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Edward Teller Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1976, , with increments acquired through 2003.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

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Biographical Note

15 January 1908 Born, Budapest, Hungary
1926-1928 Student, Karlsruhe Technical Institute, Karlsruhe, Germany
1928 Student, University of Munich, Germany
1929-1931 Research associate, University of Leipzig, Germany
1930 Ph.D., University of Leipzig
1931-1933 Research associate, Guttingen, Germany
1934 Married Augusta (Mici) Harkanyi
  Rockefeller fellow, Copenhagen, Netherlands
1934-1935 Lecturer, University of London, United Kingdom
1935-1941 Professor of physics, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
1941 Naturalized, Washington, D.C.
1941-1942 Professor of physics, Columbia University, New York City
1942-1943 Physicist, University of Chicago, Illinois
1942-1946 Physicist, Manhattan Engineer District of Columbia
1943-1946 Physicist, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, University of California, Los Alamos, New Mexico
1946-1952 Professor of physics, University of Chicago
1949 Author (with Francis Owen Rice), The Structure of Matter
1949-1952 Assistant director, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory
1952-1953 Consultant, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, University of California, Livermore, California
1953-1960 Professor of physics, University of California, Berkeley
1954-1958, 1960-1975 Associate director, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory
1958 Author (with Albert L. Latter), Our Nuclear Future
1958-1960 Director, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory
1960-1970 Professor of physics-at-large, University of California
1962 Author (with Allen Brown), The Legacy of Hiroshima
1963-1966 Professor emeritus and chairman, Department of Applied Science, University of California, Davis and Livermore
1968 Author (with Gerald W. Johnson, Wilson K. Talley, and Gary H. Higgins), The Constructive Uses of Nuclear Explosives
1969 Author (with Segre, Kaplan, and Schiff), Great Men of Physics
1970 Author, General Remarks on Electronic Structure and the Hydrogen Molecular Ion, and General Theory of Electron Structure
1970-1975 University professor, University of California
1972 Author, The Miracle of Freedom
1975 Author, Energy: A Plan for Action
1975- University professor emeritus, University of California
  Director emeritus and consultant, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory
  Senior research fellow, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Stanford, California
1977 Author, Nuclear Energy in the Developing World
1979 Author, Energy from Heaven and Earth
1980 Author, The Pursuit of Simplicity
1987 Author, Better a Shield than a Sword: Perspectives on Defense and Technology
1989 Presidential Citizens Medal,
1991 Author, Conversations on the Dark Secrets of Physics
1998 Awarded a Magyarsag Hirneveert Dij, the highest official Hungarian government award
2001 Author, Memoirs: A Twentieth-Century Journey in Science and Politics
2002 Department of Energy Gold Award
July 2003 Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom
9 September 2003 Died at his home on Stanford campus

Scope and Content of Collection

Edward Teller was a nuclear physicist whose work was instrumental in the development of the hydrogen bomb. His papers, which document his life and career, include correspondence, speeches and writings, reports, studies, memoranda, printed matter, photographs, motion picture film, video recordings, sound recordings, and memorabilia related to chemical, molecular and nuclear physics; development of new energy resources; national energy research planning; space exploration; and national and international security issues, including nuclear weapons and arms control.
The majority of the material was received as an increment to the original collection, with documents originating from offices at the Hoover Institution, where Teller was a fellow, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, an organization which Teller helped to found and where he later served as director. The original accession contains Correspondence with Hans Bethe, Cresson Kearny, Nelson A. Rockefeller, and Lewis Strauss, as well as documents concerning the Commission on Critical Choices for Americans.
Born in Hungary in 1908, Teller received his Ph.D. while studying in Germany. In 1935, he immigrated to the United States, where he became a professor at George Washington University and was later employed at Los Alamos National Laboratory as a member of the Manhattan Project. During his career, Teller taught at various universities and authored several books. The Incremental biographical file contains book-length works written about Teller's life, as well as a booklet created from an exhibit on Teller at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The file also includes calendars and documents related to Teller's birthday celebrations. See the Incremental oversize material for a scrapbook of letters given to Teller upon his retirement and certificates awarded to Teller.
The incremental correspondence is arranged in three series based on provenance of material. The Incremental general correspondence includes letters of Teller's family members, in addition to correspondence from both offices where he worked. The Incremental Hoover Institution correspondence contains letters of Hans Bethe, Sidney Drell, Freeman Dyson, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Henry A. Kissinger, Eugene Wigner, and Lowell Wood, as well as autograph requests that Teller received. The Incremental Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory correspondence as well as the Incremental Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory alphabetical file include letters related to Teller's scientific work, political advocacy, and business dealings. The correspondence regarding his professorial work is related to his research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and his position at the Department of Applied Science, a joint program of LLNL and the University of California, Davis. In addition, these series include correspondence with colleagues at other research facilities, especially from Los Alamos National Laboratory. The bulk of Teller's political papers fall into two categories: correspondence with public figures regarding his support for the development of a thermonuclear deterrent arsenal and anti-ballistic missile defense systems, and documents related to his position on various governmental advisory boards and committees. For additional correspondence, see also the research files for Teller's memoirs.
The Incremental Hoover Institution alphabetical file consists of files on political and scientific topics, mainly relating to nuclear weapons. This file contains material on the atomic bomb, nuclear reactors, radiation, and the Strategic Defense Initiative.
Teller maintained two offices, one at the Hoover Institution and one at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The Incremental general office file consists of Teller's calendars, documenting a hectic schedule that required him to switch between his two offices and travel frequently. Additional schedules and correspondence can be found in the Incremental Hoover Institution office file, which documents Teller's working life as a Hoover Institution fellow. The Incremental Lawrence Livermore Office file contains a publicity file that includes news stories concerning Teller, interview correspondence, and autograph requests. Teller's extensive lecturing and consultation work required frequent travel, and this aspect of Teller's life is particularly well-represented in the travel file.
In addition to publishing numerous scientific papers, Teller wrote on issues of defense and the use of nuclear weapons. The Incremental general speeches and writings contain drafts and working material for several of Teller's monographs, as well as for the unpublished work Technology in Warfare. The Incremental Hoover Institution speeches and writings include files on Teller's speeches for various organizations and venues, while the Incremental Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory speeches and writings consist of a chronological file of Teller's writings.
While working on his memoirs, Teller gathered correspondence of significance written and received over his long career and, along with his editor Judith Shoolery, conducted interviews with people who played a role in his life. The research material in the Incremental memoirs file includes correspondence of notable scientists and politicians such as Hans Bethe, Niels Bohr, Freeman Dyson, Barry Goldwater, Werner Heisenberg, Herbert Hoover, Lyndon B. Johnson, Leo Szilard, and Harry Truman, as well as research material related to Project Plowshare and Teller's time as a professor at the University of Chicago. In 1954, Teller testified in a hearing concerning the security clearance of J. Robert Oppenheimer, a physicist who served as an adviser to the Atomic Energy Commission. Teller's testimony provoked responses from members of the scientific community who felt that his testimony was a factor in the decision to revoke Oppenheimer's security clearance. The most extensive files on Oppenheimer in the collection can be found in the research files for Teller's memoirs.
Teller was an active proponent of Project Plowshare, a government program that aimed to use nuclear explosions for peaceful purposes, such as canal construction. The Incremental Project Plowshare file includes materials on Project Chariot, which was an attempt to construct a harbor in Alaska using nuclear explosions, and the Kra Canal. For addition material on Project Plowshare, see also research materials used for Teller's memoirs.
Throughout his career, Teller served in a variety of professional roles, including as a professor, consultant, and member of various boards. The Incremental professional activities file documents several of these roles, including his position at the Department of Applied Science, a UC Davis program conducted at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. In addition, this file includes information on Teller's involvement in the Hertz Foundation and the Edward Teller Center for Science, Technology, and Political Thought.
The Incremental writings by others series contains monographs inscribed by various authors such as Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger, as well as writings by members of Teller's family.
The Teller papers include a sizable amount of audio-visual material. There are Incremental photographs of Teller at various stages of his life and photographs of Teller accompanied by prominent figures such as Ronald Reagan and Andrei Sakharov. Also included are digital photographs available on the computer workstation in the Hoover Archives reading room. The Incremental sound recordings and Incremental video recordings include recordings of Teller's speeches and interviews, as well as of Teller playing the piano. Several transcripts of recordings are interspersed within these series. Also included are Incremental motion picture film, containing an interview of Teller, and Incremental computer discs, containing data on Uranium.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Arms control.
Energy policy--United States.
Moving-pictures.
Nuclear energy.
Nuclear weapons.
Phonorecords.
Phonotapes.
Physics.
Slides (Photography).
Space sciences.
United States--Armed Forces.
United States--Defenses.
United States--Foreign relations.
United States--Politics and government.
Video tapes.

Mixed Materials 1

Biographical File, 1954-1989

Scope and Contents note

Article, correspondence, get-well cards, schedules, clippings, and guest book, arranged alphabetically by physical form
Mixed Materials 1, Folder 1

Article on Edward Teller by Robert Coughlan, Typescript (intended for publication in Life Magazine) 1954 July 27.

Mixed Materials 2

Guest book of event honoring Edward Teller's 75th birthday

Mixed Materials 3

Get-well cards, 1989 April

Mixed Materials 4

Subject file - Australia. Correspondence, schedules, and clippings relating to Edward Teller's trip to Australia and visit with Lang Hancock in June 1981

Mixed Materials 5

Miscellaneous

Mixed Materials 2-4

Correspondence File, 1954-1987

Scope and Contents note

Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent
Mixed Materials 2, Folder 1

General

Mixed Materials 2

Adams, Lofty A., 1982-1983

Mixed Materials 3

Antonelli, John W., Jr., 1977-1978

Mixed Materials 4

Applegath, Albert W., 1979-1984

Mixed Materials 5

Bandtel, Kenneth C., 1979-1984

Mixed Materials 6

Bethe, Hans A., 1954

Mixed Materials 7

Billman, Kennteh W., 1979

Mixed Materials 8

Black, Edwin F., 1984-1985

Mixed Materials 9

Bund Gegen Anpassung, 1989

Mixed Materials 10

Courant, R., 1954

Mixed Materials 11

Davenport, James F., 1980-1983

Mixed Materials 12

Fercsey, John, 1980

Mixed Materials 13

Fermi, Laura, 1954

Mixed Materials 14

Glanzberg, Al (New Mexican), 1955-1963

Mixed Materials 15

Harrison, Donald C., 1986-1987

Mixed Materials 16

Hefner, Robert A., III, 1978-1982

Mixed Materials 17

Heppenheimer, Thomas A., 1984-1985

Mixed Materials 18

Hickey, Jack, 1984

 

Kearny, Cresson H.

Mixed Materials 19

1980

Mixed Materials 20

1981-1983

Mixed Materials 3, Folder 1

1984-1986

Mixed Materials 2

Konnyu, Ernest L., 1985

Mixed Materials 3

Libby, Leona M., 1974-1984

Mixed Materials 4

Makk, Americo, Eva, and A. B., 1983-1985

Mixed Materials 5

Mehnert, Klaus, 1978-1983

Mixed Materials 6

Menges, Constantine C., 1980

Mixed Materials 7

Metzger, H. Peter, 1978-1980

Mixed Materials 8

Mizuki, Mikiso, 1984

Mixed Materials 9

Owens, Gwinn, 1975-1983

Mixed Materials 10

Rainsbury, Rebecca, 1976

Mixed Materials 11

Renz, Peter, 1984

Mixed Materials 12

Rockefeller, Nelson A., 1975-1979

Mixed Materials 4, Folder 1

Seifritz, Walter, 1980-1982

Mixed Materials 2

Stewart, G. W., 1954

Mixed Materials 3

Strauss, Lewis L., 1954

Mixed Materials 4

Symons, William, Jr., 1978

Mixed Materials 5

Younger, Evelle J., 1978-1980

Mixed Materials 6

Zakkay, Victor, 1980

Mixed Materials 4-10

Speeches and Writings, 1954-1987

Scope and Contents note

Articles, book drafts and manuscripts, interviews, and speeches, arranged chronologically by title
Mixed Materials 4, Folder 7

"The Development of the Hydrogen Bomb," Typescript 1954 October 7.

Mixed Materials 8

Appearance, Youth Wants to Know, National Broadcasting Corporation radio broadcast, Printed copy of transcript 1955 August 7.

Mixed Materials 9

Our Nuclear Future (with Albert L. Latter), Typescript of draft entitled "Atoms on the Loose" 1958.

Mixed Materials 10

"Outer Space Travel: What Is and Is not Possible?" Typed first page of book draft 1960 October 19.

Mixed Materials 5, Folder 1

The Legacy of Hiroshima, Typescript 1962.

Mixed Materials 2

Commencement speech, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, Typescript 1962 June 10.

Mixed Materials 3

"Needed Now: Transatlantic ABM Defense and Union," Speech, International Movement for Atlantic Union, Washington, D.C. Printed copy 1963 October 3.

Mixed Materials 4

"The Reluctant Revolutionary," Paul Anthony Brick Lecture, University of Missouri, Columbia. Printed copy 1964.

Mixed Materials 5

Speech, Group of House Opponents of Proposed Atlantic Union Exploratory Convention, Washington, D.C., Typescript 1974 July 31.

Mixed Materials 6

Energy from Heaven and Earth, Typescript of draft entitled "Adventures of Energy from Cradle to Adolescence" 1979.

Mixed Materials 6, Folder 1-2

Energy from Heaven and Earth, Typescript 1979.

Mixed Materials 7, Folder 1

"The Energy Crisis: No Contingency Plan," Interview, World Research, Inc. Printed copy 1980.

Mixed Materials 2

The Pursuit of Simplicity, Typescript 1980.

Mixed Materials 3

Interview by John Singleton, Australia, Typed transcript of radio broadcast and call-in period 1981 June.

Mixed Materials 4

"Free Enterprise and Energy from Heaven and Earth," Seminar, Council of Resources and Energy, Indooroopilly, Australia. Announcements, typescript, and typed transcript of question and answer period 1981 June 12.

Mixed Materials 5

Speech on Energy from Heaven and Earth, Hoover Institution Book Talks, Stanford, California, 1982 January 12

Mixed Materials 8, Folder 1-6

Better a Shield than a Sword: Perspectives on Defense and Technology, Typescript 1987.

Mixed Materials 9, Folder 1-13

Better a Shield than a Sword: Perspectives on Defense and Technology, Typescript 1987.

Mixed Materials 10, Folder 1-15

Better a Shield than a Sword: Perspectives on Defense and Technology, Typescript 1987.

Mixed Materials 11-18

Commission on Critical Choices for Americans, 1973-1976

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, memoranda, reports, studies, essays, minutes, and membership and distribution lists, arranged alphabetically by physical form
Mixed Materials 11, Folder 1

General

Mixed Materials 2-5

Background material (for Panel I)

Mixed Materials 6

Contributions by Michael J. Deutch (mostly for Panel I)

 

Correspondence and memoranda

Mixed Materials 7

General

Mixed Materials 8

For Panel I

Mixed Materials 9

Distribution lists (for Panel I)

Mixed Materials 12, Folder 1-2

Essays for Volume II, edited by Irving Kristol and Paul Weaver

Mixed Materials 13, Folder 1

Membership lists

Mixed Materials 2

Minutes of meetings of Panel I, 1973-1974

Mixed Materials 3

Press release, 1973 November 18

 

Reports (three of which were eventually published in Volume I). Includes some correspondence and comments

 

Panel I (Edward Teller was asked to write the panel's report, entitled "Energy: A Program for Action")

Mixed Materials 4

Undated fragments

Mixed Materials 5

1973

Mixed Materials 6-7

1974

Mixed Materials 14, Folder 1-2

1974

Mixed Materials 3-4

1975

Mixed Materials 15, Folder 1-6

1975

Mixed Materials 16, Folder 1

1975

Mixed Materials 2

1976

Mixed Materials 3-5

Panel II

Mixed Materials 6-8

Panel III

Mixed Materials 17, Folder 1

Panel V

Mixed Materials 18, Folder 1-2

Panel VI

Mixed Materials 3

Panel VII

Mixed Materials 4

Proofs (mostly of Panel I's report)

Mixed Materials 5

Review of 14-volume series

Mixed Materials 19-34

Subject File, 1973-1984.

Scope and Contents note

Reports, studies, working papers, correspondence, notes, memoranda, testimony, statements, press releases, minutes, statistics, tables, printed matter, and maps, arranged alphabetically by topic
Mixed Materials 19, Folder 1

Agricultural research and technology

Mixed Materials 2-3

Ames Research Center, NASA

Mixed Materials 4

Arms control

Mixed Materials 5

Art and technology

Mixed Materials 20, Folder 1

Campbell, W. Glenn

Mixed Materials 2

Civil defense

Mixed Materials 3

Computed tomography in medical research

Mixed Materials 4

Educational Foundation for Nuclear Science

 

Energy

Mixed Materials 5-7

General

Mixed Materials 21, Folder 1-4

General

Mixed Materials 22, Folder 1

General

Mixed Materials 2-4

Australia

Mixed Materials 5

Biomass

Mixed Materials 6

Canada

Mixed Materials 23, Folder 1

Coal

Mixed Materials 2

Conservation

Mixed Materials 3

Consumption

Mixed Materials 4

Conversion devices

Mixed Materials 5

Developing countries

Mixed Materials 6

Fusion

Mixed Materials 24, Folder 1-3

Fusion

Mixed Materials 4-6

Gas. See also Petroleum

Mixed Materials 7

Geothermal

Mixed Materials 8

Helium

 

Israel. See Solar

Mixed Materials 9

Methanol

Mixed Materials 25, Folder 1-5

Nuclear

Mixed Materials 26, Folder 1-2

Nuclear

Mixed Materials 3-5

Petroleum

Mixed Materials 6

Portugal

Mixed Materials 27, Folder 1

Solar

Mixed Materials 2

Storage devices

Mixed Materials 3

Taiwan

 

United States

Mixed Materials 4

General - Carter's energy policy

Mixed Materials 5-8

California

Mixed Materials 28, Folder 1-3

New York

Mixed Materials 4

Wave. See also Australia

Mixed Materials 5

Wind

Mixed Materials 6

Energy and the environment

Mixed Materials 7

First Strike (television documentary)

Mixed Materials 8

Futurism

Mixed Materials 29, Folder 1

Holography

Mixed Materials 2

India

Mixed Materials 3

International Association for the Advancement of High Pressure Science and Technology

Mixed Materials 4

Meteorology

Mixed Materials 5

New York Times

 

Nuclear arms

Mixed Materials 6

Freeze

Mixed Materials 7

Proliferation

Mixed Materials 8

Nuclear safety and artificial intelligence

Mixed Materials 9

Nuclear wastes

Mixed Materials 30, Folder 1

Nuclear wastes

 

Oppenheimer, J. Robert

Mixed Materials 2

Transcript of hearing before the Personnel Security Board, United States Atomic Energy Commission, Washington, D.C., 1954 April 12 -May 6

Mixed Materials 3

Statements issued by the Atomic Energy Commission, 1954 June 16 and 29

Mixed Materials 4

Press conference held by director Norris E. Bradbury, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, Includes press releases, annotated by Edward Teller 1954 September 24.

Mixed Materials 5

Miscellaneous

Mixed Materials 31

Clippings, 1954

Mixed Materials 32

Magazine articles, See also Box 36 1954 April-September.

Mixed Materials 33, Folder 1-2

Physics

Mixed Materials 3

Satellite remote sensing programs

Mixed Materials 4

Shell Oil Company

 

Space technology

Mixed Materials 5

Nuclear

Mixed Materials 6

Solar

Mixed Materials 7

Telecommunications in an energy crisis

Mixed Materials 8

Toth Aluminum Corporation

 

United States

Mixed Materials 34, Folder 1

Foreign relations - Taiwan

 

Politics and government

Mixed Materials 2

Presidential elections- 1984

Mixed Materials 3

Science Advisory Group meeting, Minutes 1975 July 17.

Mixed Materials 35-36

Printed Matter, 1954-1976.

Scope and Contents note

Journals, magazines, and book
Mixed Materials 35-36

Journals, magazines, and book

Mixed Materials 37-45

Memorabilia, 1954-1973.

Scope and Contents note

Awards, citations, resolutions, medals, plaques, honorary degrees, and academic gown
Mixed Materials 37-45

Awards, citations, resolutions, medals, plaques, honorary degrees, and academic gown

 

Audio-Visual Material, 1955-1995.

Scope and Contents note

Speeches, interviews, conversation and debate transcripts, and tributes, including some tapes by or concerning others. Consists of videotape cassettes, phonotapes, phonotape cassettes, microcassettes, magnetic tapes, and computer files arranged by physical form
 

Videotape cassettes (97)

Mixed Materials 46

Undated

Mixed Materials 47

1976-1983

Mixed Materials 48

1983

Mixed Materials 49

1983-1988

Mixed Materials 64

1988-1992

Mixed Materials 50

1988-1989

Mixed Materials 51

Includes typed transcript for interview of 1989. 1989 August 25

Mixed Materials 52

1989-1990

Mixed Materials 65

Includes transcript of an interview of G. Foster Evans, relating to relations between Teller and the physicist Stanislaw Ulam and to various aspects of economics and physics 1990-1993.

Mixed Materials 53, 64

1991-1992

Mixed Materials 65

1992-1995

 

Phonotapes (44)

Mixed Materials 54-55

Undated

Mixed Materials 56

1959-1972

Mixed Materials 57

1972-1975

 

Phonotape cassettes (178)

Mixed Materials 58

Undated

Mixed Materials 65

1959

Mixed Materials 59

1970s

Mixed Materials 60

1980-1983

Mixed Materials 61

1986-1989

Mixed Materials 62

1990-1992

Mixed Materials 65

1993-1995

Mixed Materials 63

Microcassettes, (5) 1983-1989

 

Magnetic tapes, (2) n.d. and 1991

 

Computer disk, (1) n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Disk contains text transcript of a discussion about John von Neumann by Denes Nagy (moderator), Edward Teller, Eugene P. Wigner, and Nicholas von Neumann at Arizona State University, undated. Digital use copy available in reading room.
Film shelf

Motion picture film reels, 1955-1966

 

1) Edward Teller addressing unidentified audience, (16mm, silent, Ektachrome) n.d.

 

2) "Silent Force for Good," The Christopher Program, (late 1950s or early 1960s). Interview by the Reverend Christopher on the good uses of nuclear energy (16mm, sound, black and white, 507 ft.) n.d.

 

3) "Youth Wants to Know," NBC Television, Edward Teller answers questions from students on physics, with Steve McCormick moderating. Includes footage at end of program of Frederick De Hoffman from Los Alamos speaking on the Geneva Convention (16mm, sound, black and white, ca. 1000 ft.) 1955.

 

4) Appearance, Face the Nation, CBS, Edward Teller answers questions on Chinese nuclear weapons, deployment of defense systems, and international arms control (16mm, sound, black and white, ca. 1000 ft.) 1966 April 3.

 

5) Duplicate of 4)

 

6) Untitled 16mm film rolls

 

7) 30 minute film on Balance of Power, 16mm film reel

Record cabinet

Phonorecords, 1958-1984

 

1) Interview, Reader's Digest, 1958 February

 

2) Appearance, Meet the Press, NBC radio broadcast, 1963 September 1

 

3) Duplicate of 2)

 

4) "The Size and Nature of the Universe" and "The Theory of Relativity," Conversations by Edward Teller n.d.

 

5) Duplicate of 4)

 

6) "Leo Szilard: Inventor of the Atomic Bomb, 1933," Recollections by Leo Szilard 1984.

Map case

Oversize Material, 1954-1963.

Scope and Contents note

Drawings and photo collage
Map case

Drawings depicting Edward Teller, and photo collage depicting him with others, 1954 1956-1963,

 

Photographs, 1918-1964

Photo File 76074

Photographic prints

Envelope A

1 print of a portrait of Edward Teller; 1 print depicting Edward Teller's wife Augusta, 1964; 3 contact sheets of prints depicting Edward Teller,

Envelope B

7 prints depicting Edward Teller alone and with others, undated

Envelope C

4 prints depicting Edward Teller and General O'Neill at the SAMSO (Space and Missile Systems Organization) Advisory Group luncheon, April, 1968

Envelope D

1 print depicting Edward Teller and standing next to his portrait and its artists, Eva and Americo Makk; and 4 prints of Eva and America Makk with President Reagan and of their portraits of Ronald and Nancy Reagan, 1984

Envelope E

1 print depicting participants of the Annual Military Research Associate briefing, March 12, 1969; and 1 print of an unidentified scientist at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, undated

Oversize Envelope mF

1 contact sheet of prints depicting Leo Szilard, undated

Album: fG

5 mounted prints of Los Alamos and Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory; 2 prints depicting Edward Teller with others; 1 print depicting Edward Teller with wife Augusta; 5 prints depicting Edward Teller; 1 print depicting a nuclear explosion; and 1 print depicting a crater in Nevada, undated

Album: fH

5 albums of prints depicting Edward Teller at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, May 12, 1962; at the 101st anniversary celebration of engineering education at Pennsylvania Military College, Philadelphia, April 2, 1963; with J. Robert Oppenheimer and others, 1964; at the Mayo Clinic Centennial Symposium, Rochester, Minnesota, September 17-18, 1964; in South Africa, September 1973;

Slide Cabinet: Boxes 1-11

200 slides depicting alternate energy sources, 1918

 

Scanned images of photographic prints circa 1924-1997

Scope and Contents note

Circa 480 image files (counting both front and reverse) scanned from photographic prints. The original prints are not part of the collection. A spreadsheet provides some descriptive information, but there may not be a one-to-one correlation between items in the spreadsheet and digital images at Hoover
Box: 66-654