Internet Sites

The Nuclear Weapons Archive

An excellent and extensive site for learning more about nuclear weapons. This website offers extensive information on the history and status of nuclear weapons. The site is organized chronologically, with a section on the physics that led up to the Fat Man and Little Boy atomic bombs, a section on atomic and nuclear weapons since the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and a section on the current state of nuclear weapons in the world.

Trinity Atomic Web Site

The purpose of Trinity Atomic Web Site is to tell the story of nuclear weapons through historical documents, photos, and videos.

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

The foremost journal on nuclear issues is now online. Visit and see how the Doomsday Clock has moved throughout the Atomic Age.

Alsos Digital Library for Nuclear Issues - Nuclear Pathways Member

The Alsos digital library is a collection of annotated references to resources that offer a broad, balanced perspective of topics relating to the origins, functions, and legacies of the Manhattan Project. The critical task of the Alsos project is to integrate these references into a structured collection that allows users to examine this important period of history from many perspectives. The materials referenced includes books, articles, videos, images, and web sites.

Nuclear Chemistry and the Community - Nuclear Pathways Member

Part of the ChemCases website, this unit covers the basic concepts of nuclear chemistry. This site explores the legacy of radiation: the fear of contamination, the problems in the generation of nuclear power, the widespread medical uses of radioisotopes, and the worldwide question, as yet unsolved, of what should be done with nuclear byproducts.

Nuclear Files - Nuclear Pathways Member

This site is a project of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, an international education and advocacy organization. Provides background information, analysis and access to primary documents, this site is an educational resource exploring the political, legal and ethical challenges stemming from the continued existence of nuclear weapons.

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

This is online site for the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. It contains a virtual tour of the museum, as well as section that looks at the atomic bomb and peace through the eyes of children. It also contains an excellent resource of photos and artifacts.

The Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

This is online site for the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum. It contains a virtual tour of the museum, as well as records of the Nagasaki Atomic Bombing.

A-Bomb WWW Museum

This Japanese site provides an excellent record of the bombing of Hiroshima. Included in the site are historical records and memoirs of survivors. The site also documents the aftereffects of the bomb including the problems faced by children of survivors of the bomb.

Remembering Nagasaki

A photographic journey through the ruins of Nagasaki at Exploratorium in San Francisco. A companion book has been published.

Los Alamos National Laboratory

This section of the Los Alamos National Laboratory's website presents information about the laboratory's role in the development of the first atomic bombs. It contains a well-written document on the early history of the laboratory, as well as access to previously classified documents on the development of the bombs. The site also provides a series on Los Alamos history published in the Los Alamos News Bulletin to commemorate the laboratory's 50th anniversary.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

This website is the official site of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), which began with the goal of producing uranium-235 for the Manhattan Project. It provides a brief history of ORNL including an interactive timeline, and includes a detailed description of the X-10 graphite reactor built in 1943.

Hanford Site

The website contains a broad spectrum of information on Hanford from 1943 to the present. The plutonium production site played a pivotal role in the nation's defense for more than 50 years, beginning in the 1940s with its creation as part of the Manhattan Project.

Argonne National Laboratory

This website contains information about the lab that originating from the Metallurgical Laboratory at the University of Chicago.

Department of Energy - Nevada

Established as the Atomic Energy Commission's on-continent proving ground, the Nevada Test Site has seen more than four decades of nuclear weapons testing. It contains an archive of photographs, documents and video clips.

Nuclear Weapons Museum at Arzamas-16


An online photographic tour of the museum at the Los Alamos of the former Soviet Union, Arzamas-16. Photos and descriptions of the first Soviet atomic bomb, hydrogen bomb, the development of tactical and ballistic weapons, and the installations used for testing weapons.

International Atomic Energy Agency

This website, the official site of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), provides the public with information about the agency, as well as its publications. Concerns featured on the website include depleted uranium, nuclear waste, the nuclear accident at Chernobyl, arms control, and inspection activities in Iraq. The site lists books, periodicals, and other documents published by the IAEA. It is an excellent source of information on international nuclear issues.

The Bureau of Atomic Tourism

This site is dedicated to the promotion of tourist locations around the world that have either been the site of atomic explosions, display exhibits on the development of atomic devices, or contain vehicles that were designed to deliver atomic weapons.

U.S. Nuclear Weapons Cost Study Project

From The Brookings Institution. A highly detailed look at what the Atomic Age has cost us.

Cold War International History Project

The Cold War International History Project aims to disseminate new information and perspectives on the history of the Cold War, in particular new findings from previously inaccessible sources on "the other side" -- the former Communist world.

The National Security Archive

The National Security Archive was founded in 1985 by a group of journalists and scholars who had obtained documentation from the U.S. government under the Freedom of Information Act and sought a centralized repository for these materials. Over the past decade, the Archive has become the world's largest non governmental library of declassified documents.

Enola Gay: Exhibit at the Smithsonian

See the exhibit that showcases the Enola Gay, the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. The plane is currently being re-assembled for display at the musuem's new Udvar-Hazy Center.

Atomic Central

A link to an award winning movies such as; Trinity and Beyond, Atomic Journeys, from VCE. Footage from some of these movies is used on the CD-ROM, Atomic Archive:Enhanced Edition.

Children of the Manhattan Project

This site seeks preserve the historical importance of the Manhattan Project, to recognize and memorialize the efforts of all World War II veterans, and to promote the safe and beneficial use of nuclear energy.

Nuclear Threat Initiative

NTI's mission is to strengthen global security by reducing the risk of use and preventing the spread of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. NTI seeks to raise public awareness, serve as a catalyst for new thinking and take direct action to reduce these threats. This is an excellent resource of current WMD information.

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