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Jon Hunner's Los Alamos Oral History Interviews

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-833-BC

Scope and Content

The collection consists of 12 oral interviews, conducted by Jon Hunner for his MA thesis, Shooting the Dragon: Coming of Age in Los Alamos, University of New Mexico, 1992. The interviews delve into the social history of Los Alamos, from the perspective of individuals who came of age in Los Alamos, NM, 1943-1968. Interviewees were children of scientists, technicians, security, and maintenance workers. According to Hunner, many of the informants were nostalgic about their childhood in Los Alamos, but regretted the legacy that the town has bequeathed the world.

There are no transcripts or tape logs.

Source: Hunner, Jon. Shooting the Dragon: Coming of Age in Los Alamos, 1992

Dates

  • 1991

Language of Materials

English

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of print and photographic material is allowed for research purposes. Duplication of recordings permitted only with written permission from artist, performer, interviewer and interviewee, tribal authority, or current holder of intellectual property rights. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws.

Biography / History

Jon Hunner is Professor of History and Director of the Public History program at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces. He received his BA from St. John's College in Santa Fe, NM (1974) and his MA (1992) and PhD (1996), both in history, from the University of New Mexico. His MA thesis is Shooting the Dragon: Coming of Age in Los Alamos; his dissertation is Family Secrets: The Growth of Community in Los Alamos, 1943-1957.

Extent

1 box containing 22 CDs (.1 cu. ft.)

Abstract

The collection consists of 12 oral interviews, conducted by Jon Hunner as part of the research for his MA thesis. Interviews delve into the social history of Los Alamos, NM, from the perspective of individuals who came of age in Los Alamos, 1943-1968.

Related Material

UNM Oral History Projects Collection (Impact Los Alamos project) Center for Southwest Research. University of New Mexico

Separated Material

Original vinyl records and archival CDs are stored in B3.

General

Interviews with Nelson Martinez and Carlos Vasquez are not in the collection

Processing Information

Cassettes reformatted to CD, May 2009
Title
Finding Aid of Jon Hunner's Los Alamos Oral History Interviews, 1991
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
B. Silbergleit
Date
© 2009
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131
505-277-6451