National Radiation Instrument Catalog
The information presented in this project has been collected from numerous references,
journals, magazines, libraries, special collections and museums which are acknowledged in this section.
1. Scientific and Technical Books
A Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals, The Peterson Field Guide Series, F. Pough, 2nd Edition, 1955.
A Guide to Uranium Prospectors in Michigan, B.E. Kennedy, Michigan Department of Conservation, 1949; Memo from Michigan Department of Conservation, 1952, states that
the guide was replaced by USAEC Prospecting for Uranium and Prospecting with a Counter Handbooks, 1954. (ILL Michigan State Univ)
A History of the United States Atomic Energy Commission, Vol. 1, The New World, 1939-1946, R.G. Hewlett and O.E. Anderson, Jr., 1962 (ILL Virginia State University Library).
A History of the United States Atomic Energy Commission, Vol. 2, Atomic Shield, 1947-1952, R.G. Hewlett and F. Duncan, 1969 (ILL Chattanooga State Technical Institute Library, Tennessee)
A Manual of Radioactivity, G. Hevesy and F.A. Paneth, Oxford University, 2nd ed., 1926.
A Prospector's Guide for Uranium, P.W. Peter, Dunkin Blue Print and Supply Company, 1953.
A Prospector's Handbook to Radioactive Mineral Deposits, Dept. of Scientific and Industrial Research, Geological Survey and Museum, London, 1949.
Arnold O. Beckman - The Man and his Instruments, from Arnold O. Beckman: One Hundred Years of Excellence, www.scialive.org.
Atomic Energy Deskbook, John F. Hogerton, Division of Technical Information, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, 1963.
Atomic Energy for Military Purposes, H.D. Smyth, Princeton University Press, 1945.
Atomic Radiation Detection and Measurement, H. Renne, 1955.
Building and Using Geiger Counters, H.V. Neher, 1938.
Dawn Over Zero, The Story of the Atomic Bomb, W. L. Laurence, 1946.
Electron and Nuclear Counters, Theory and Use, S. A. Korff and H. Kallmann, 1st ed. 1946 and 2nd ed. 1955.
Electronics and Nucleonics Dictionary, N. Cooke and J. Markus, McGraw-Hill, 1960.
Experimental and Theoretical Geophysics, Geological Survey Bulletin 1052, 1959.
Experimental Nucleonics, E. Bleuler and G.J. Goldsmith, Rinehard & Company, 1952.
Experimental Nucleonics, B. Brown, Prentice-Hall, 1963.
Fortunes in Minerals including Uranium, I.L. Idriess, Angus and Robertson, 1950's.
From Rags to Riches with Uranium, P. Arnold, Arnold Publishing Company, 1954.
Geology and Technology of the Grants Uranium Region, V.C. Kelley, Uranium Field Conference, Memoir 15, State Bureau of Mine and Mineral Resources, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, 1963.
Geophysical Prospecting for the Layman, G.R. Fisher, 48 pg, 1946.
Golden Past Golden Future, The First Fifty Years of Beckman Instruments, H. Stephens, Claremont University Center, CA, 19xx.
Gold in Lode, J. Douglas and H. Mitchell, 1949 (ILL University of Alabama Library, Birmingham).
Handbook for Prospectors, M.W. Von Bernewitz, McGraw Hill Book Co, 1935 (ILL University of Mississippi).
Handbook for Prospectors and Operators of Small Mines, M.W. Von Bernewitz, McGraw-Hill, 4th ed., 1943 (ILL Washington and Lee University).
Handbook of Uranium Minerals, J. De Ment and H. C. Drake, 1948.
Health Physics – A Backward Glance, Thirteen Original Papers on the History of Radiation Protection, R.L. Kathren, 1980.
Health Physics Instrumentation, J. S. Handloser, Brookhaven National Laboratory, 1959.
Health Physics, Instrumentation, and Radiation Protection, Advances in Biological and Medical Physics, H.M. Parker, Vol. I, 1948.
Herbert M. Parker, Publications and Other Contributions to Radiological and Health Physics, R.L. Kathren, R.W. Baalman and W.J. Bair, Battelle, Pacific Northwest Laboratories, 1986 (ILL Armstrong State College, Savannah, GA).
Historical Development of Radiation Measurements, R.L. Kathren, CRC Handbook for Radiation Measurement and Protection, p.13, Sep 19xx.
Historical Review of Portable Health Physics Instruments and their uses in Radiation Protection Progress at Hanford, W. Howell 1944-1988. Hanford History – Section 7 Research and Development, C.F. Noonan and D.C. Stapp, Pacific Northwest Laboratory.
How to Detect & Measure Radiation, H. Renne, First Edition, 1963.
How-To-Do-It Encyclopedia, Transistor Geiger Counter, Mechanix Illustrated, Vol. 9, p. 1542, 1961.
How to Prospect for Uranium, H. Kursh, Fawcett How to Book Series, No. 279, 1955.
Introduction to Uranium Thorium Exploration, IAEA, Vienna, 1974.
Ken’s Atomic Prospector Handbook, Ken Research, 1954.
Laws Governing the Staking and Filing of Claims, G&H Uranium, Durango, Colorado, 1950's.
Let’s Go Prospecting, E. Arthur, 1970.
Manhattan Project, The Untold Story of the Making of the Atomic Bomb, S. Groueff, 1967. (ILL College of William and Mary)
Manual of Nuclear Instrumentation, Nucleonics, 1961.
Manual of Radioactivity, G. Hevesy and F.A. Paneth, Oxford University, 2nd ed., 1938.
McAllisters - Uranium and Mineral Map of the Nine Southwest States 1950's.
Meandering in Medical Physics – A Personal Account of Hospital Physics (Radium Hen), J.E. Roberts, Institute of Physics Publishing, 1999. (ILL George Mason University Library)
Measurements of Radioactivity, L. F. Curtiss, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Bureau of Standards, Circular 476, 1949.
Minerals for Atomic Energy - A Practical Guide for Uranium Prospecting, R. Nininger, 1st ed. 1954 and 2nd ed. 1956.
Must We Hide, R. E. Lapp, 1949.
Notes for Uranium Prospectors, State Division of Mine and Geology, Olympia, Washington, Mar 1955. (ILL Central Washington Univ. Brooks Library)
Nuclear Energy Techniques, edited by N.R. Beers, Nucleonics, McGraw-Hill, 1949.
Nuclear Instrument Handbook, Nucleonics, R.E. Lapp, McGraw-Hill, 1949. (NV000082)
Nuclear Radiation Detection, W. J. Price, McGraw Hill Series in Nuclear Engineering, 1st ed. 1958 and 2nd ed., 1964.
Nuclear Radiation Detectors, J. Sharpe, Atomic Energy Res. Establishment, Harwell, England, 1955.
Nuclear Radiation Detectors, Methuen and Co. Ltd, 1956.
Nuclear Radiation Physics, R.E. Lapp and H.L. Andrews, 1st ed. 1948 and 2nd ed. 1954.
Nuclear Instruments and Their Uses, A.H. Snell, W. Franzen, et. al., Vol. 1, 1962.
Nucleonics and Electronics, K. Henney, Electronics, Vol. 20, No. 6, p. 80-81, Jun 1947.
Nucleonics Fundamentals, D.B. Hoisington, McGraw-Hill, 1959.
Parliamentary Visit to Uranium Field at Radium Hill, South Australia, Nov 1951.
Popular Prospecting, H.C. Dake, 1955.
Proceedings of the Symposium on Nuclear Instruments, Harwell, England, J.B. Birks, 1962.
Prospecting and Mining for Uranium in Australia, Australian Atomic Energy Commission, Notes for the Guidance of Prospectors, 19xx.
Prospecting for Atomic Minerals, A.W. Knoerr and G.P. Lutjen, 1955.
Prospecting for Uranium, H.T. Wade "Geologist", Sydney, Australia, 1952. Includes "A Portable Geiger Counter", M. Michaelis, et al., G.E.C. Research Laboratories, Wembley, England.
Prospecting for Uranium in Canada, Radioactivity Division, Geological Survey of Canada, 1954.
Prospecting for Uranium, R.A. Eaton, First Edition, 1948.
Prospectors Guide – Easy and Practical Field Tests for Uranium, J. Parker, 1955.
Prospectors Guide for Uranium and Thorium Minerals in Canada, Bureau of Mines, 1948.
Prospecting in the Atomic Age, The Advance Company, Santa Barbara, CA, 1952.
Proving Ground, An Account of the Radiobiological Studies in the Pacific, 1946-1961, N.O. Hines, 1962 (ILL University of Richmond Library, Virginia).
Radiation Dosimetry, G. J. Hine and G. L Brownell, 1956.
Radiation Monitoring in Atomic Defense, D.E. Gray and J.H. Martens, 1951.
Radioactivity and Radioactive Substances, Sir James Chadwick, 4th ed. 1953.
Radium: Its Production and Uses, S. Fawns, The Mining Journal, 1913.
Radium Lost and Found, 2nd ed, R. B. Taft, 1946 (ILL University of Tennessee Library, Knoxville).
Radium Therapy – Its Physical Aspects (Radium Hen), C.W. Wilson, Chapman and Hall, London, 1945. (ILL Tulane University Library)
Rosamond Uranium Prospect, Kern County, California, Special Report 37, State of California, Department of Natural Resources, G. W. Walker, 8 pages, Aug 1953.
Secret, W.W. Scott, Chrysler Corporation, Detroit, Michigan, 1947. (ILL William and Mary College).
Scintillation Counters, J.B. Birks, Rhodes Univ., Pergamon Press, 1953 (ILL Old Dominion University Library, Virginia).
Scott’s Introduction to the Study of Rocks and Minerals with Story of Uranium, G.W. Scott, 1955.
The ABC’s of Uranium Prospecting, Uranium Industry Supply, San Francisco, CA, 1955.
The Atomic Energy Deskbook, J.F. Hogerton, Reinhold Publishing Corporation, 1963.
The Dragon’s Tail: Radiation Safety in the Manhattan Project, 1942-1946, B. Hacker, 1987 (ILL Hagley Museum and Library, Delaware).
The Effects of Atomic Weapons, S. Glasstone, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, Chapter IX by F.R. Shonka and H.L. Wyckoff, Measurement of Nuclear Radiations, p. 291-311, Jun 1950.
The Fundamentals of X-Ray and Radium Physics, J. Selman, 5th Ed. 1972.
The Rise of Radiation Protection: Science, Medicines and Technology in Society, 1896-1935, D.P. Serwer, Dissertation, Univ. of Nebraska - Lincoln, Nov 1976.
The Rochester Story of the Manhattan Project, A.H. Dowdy, 1945.
The Secret History of the Atomic Bomb, A.C. Brown and C.B. MacDonald, 1977. (ILL Stanley Library College)
The Selection and Use of Radiation Detecting Instruments, Gordon L. Locher, Los Angeles, CA, 1955.
The Uranium and Fluorescent Minerals, 3rd ed., H.C. Dake, 1953.
The Uranium Prospector’s Guide, Thomas. J. Ballard and Quentin E. Conklin, 1955.
Tracerlab: Plant, Laboratories and Offices, J.W. Whitson, 1949 (still need) located at the Smithsonian American History Museum Library, Washington, D.C.
Uranium and Atomic Power, J. De Ment and H.C. Dake, 1941 (ILL du Pont-Ball Library, Stetson University, Florida).
Uranium and Atomic Power, J. De Ment and H.C. Dake, Chemical Publishing Company, 1945.
Uranium and Other Miracle Metals, F. Reinfeld, 1955.
Uranium Exploration Metals, IAEA, Vienna, 1973.
Uranium for the Amateur and Hobbyist, Gems and Minerals, Special Edition, Jul 1955.
Uranium Frenzy – Saga of the Nuclear West, R. Ringholz, 19xx.
Uranium in the Northwest, L.D. Jarrard and W.S. Moen, US Atomic Energy Commission, Division of Raw Materials, 1955. (Uranium - Autunite 0.25 mR/h check sample inside book back cover)
Uranium Official Yearbook, G. Borgeson and L. Brown, New Science Press, Jan 1955.
Uranium Prospecting, American Basic Science Club, Inc., San Antonio, Texas, estimate 1950's.
Uranium Prospecting, H.S. Spence, 1948.
Uranium Prospecting, G.J. Schnepp, Lectures at St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas, Mar 1955.
Uranium Prospecting, H. Barnes, 1956.
Uranium Prospecting, D. Swanson and W. Van Der Ley, 1957.
Uranium Prospecting – A Complete Manual, D. Swanson and W. Van Der Ley, 1947.
Uranium Prospecting Handbook, S. Bowie, London 1972. Uranium Prospecting Handbook, Uranium Frontiers, Denver, Colorado, 1954 (still need).
Uranium Prospecting Handbook, Proceedings of a NATO sponsored Advanced Study Institute on methods of prospecting for uranium minerals, S.H.U. Bowie, M. Davis and D. Ostle, The Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, 1972. (ILL Virginia Polytechnic Institute).
Uranium Prospector’s Geiger Counter Market: Unique considerations for the Nuclear Instrument Industry, A.F. Kunst, M.S. Thesis, Jun 1954 (ILL Illinois Institute of Technology Library)
Uranium Prospector's Handbook, Repro-Tech, Sep 1954.
Uranium Where It Is and How to Find It, P. Proctor, E. Hyatt and K. Bullock, 1954.
X-Ray Technology – The Production, Measurement and Application of X-Rays, H.M. Terrill and C.T. Ulrey, 1930. (ILL Dabney Lancaster Library)
Yellowcake Towns, M. Amundson, 2002.
You Can Find Uranium, J. Weiss and W. Orlandi, 1948.
2. Government Bulletins and Reports
Form of Geiger Tube Counter, L.F. Curtiss, U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau
of Standards Journal of Research, Research Paper No. 165, Vol. 4, April 1930.
A Convenient Form of Geiger Tube Counter, L.F. Curtiss, U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Standards Journal of Research, Research Paper No. 165, Vol. 4, April 1930.
A Simplified GM Counting Circuit, H.D. Levine, Health and Safety Laboratory, NYO-103.
An Improved Geiger-Counter Arrangement for the Determination of Radium Content, F.J. Davis.
An Inexpensive Wide-Range Gamma-Ray Survey Meter, H.D. Levine and H. DiGiovanni, Health and Safety Laboratory, NYO-1538, 1953.
Calibration of GE Gamma Survey Meter of the Scintillation Type, R.A. Elmondorf, NBS No. 2080, Dec 1952 (still need).
Civil Defense Radiological Monitoring Instruments, US Federal Civil Administration, 12/50 (ILL Virginia Tech)
Conference on Radioactive Isotopes in Agriculture, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, TID 7512, Jan 1956.
Department of Commerce, National Bureau of Standards, Journal of Research of the National Bureau of Standards, Vol. 38, p. 513, May 1947.
Miniature Geiger-Muller Counter, Leon Curtiss, U.S. Department of Commerce, National Bureau of Standards, Journal of Research of the
National Bureau of Standards, Vol. 21, p. 779, December 1938.
National Bureau of Standards, Vol. 30, No. 2, p. 157, February 1943.
NBI Office of Basic Instrumentation, Report No. 1000-9999, Test Reports for Instruments (NARA CP), 1950.
Notes for the Uranium Prospector in New York State, John J. Prucha, Geological Survey, Univ of the State of NY, 1955.
Portable Geiger Counter Unit, Leon Curtiss, U.S. Department of Commerce, National Bureau of Standards, Journal of Research of the
Portable Scintillation Counters for Geologic Use, E. Wilson, R. Rhoden, W. Vaughn, and H. Faul, Geological Survey Circular 353, USGS, 1954.
Prospecting for Uranium with Car Mounted Equipment, U.S. Geol. Survey Bull 988-I, p 211-221, 1953.
Radiological Monitoring Methods and Instruments, NBS Handbook 51, National Bureau of Standard, Apr 1952. (NV0040604)
Scintillation Counters for Geologic Use, Geological Survey Bulletin 1052-F, W. Vaughn, V. Rhoden, E. Wilson and H. Faul, 1959.
Search for Uranium in the United States, Geological Survey Bulletin 1030-A, V. McKelvey, 1955.
The Geiger-Mueller Counter, L.F. Curtiss, U.S. Dept of Commerce, NBS Circular 490, 1950.
U.S. Analysis of Nuclear Test Trinity Radiological and Meteorological Data, V.E. Quinn, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NVO-313, DE88-002371, September 1987.
X-Ray Calibration of Radiation Survey Meters, Pocket Chambers, and Dosimeters, F. H. Day, National Bureau of Standards Circular 507, July 1951.
U.S. Geological Survey Museum, Department of the Interior, Cyclotron Radiation Detector Photograph, Object ID: USGS-000262.
Los Alamos Historical Document Retrieval and Assessment (LAHDRA) Project. The project assembled documents on Los Alamos National Laboratory history to evaluate off-site releases
that have potential to cause off-site health hazards. The project is being conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and covers Los Alamos National Laboratory operations from 1943 to the present.
LAHDRA 0133, History of the Health Group, No. 241-15-130, May 1947.
LAHDRA 0136, Letters, memos, notes, Group CM-15, No. 741-1-81, 1946.
LAHDRA 0167, Letters, memos, notes, 1945.
LAHDRA 0200, Radiation signs, 1958.
LAHDRA 0455, Health Hazards of Handling the Product, Stafford Warren, Oct 1044.
LAHDRA 0457, Nuclear Explosion 16 July 1945, Health Physics Report on Radioactive Contamination Throughout New Mexico Following the Nuclear Explosion, J. G. Hoffman, Jul 1945.
LAHDRA 0539, Environmental Restoration Records, May 1946.
LAHDRA 0758, Letter from Atomic Energy Project, Nov 1947.
LAHDRA 0978, History of the Health Group, L.H. Hempelmann, Nov 1945.
LAHDRA 1055, Monitoring of Trinity and Surrounding Vicinity, G. Littlejohn and C. Blackwell, Jun 1947.
LAHDRA 1186, Los Alamos Report List from 1943.
LAHDRA,1542, Air Counts Report, B. Riebe, Nov 1954.
LAHDRA 1580, Nuclear Explosion 16 July 1945, J. Hoffman, LA-626, Feb 1947.
LAHDRA 1593, CMR-12 Progress Report, LAMS-935, Sep 1949.
LAHDRA 1623, The Story of the Los Alamos Laboratory, H.A. Bethe, LA Report 370, Aug 1945.
LAHDRA 1627, Group C-1 Monthly Report, R. Dunlap, Jul 1944.
LAHDRA 1875, A Versatile Portable Air Sampler, H.S. Jordan and R.M. Mitchell (no date).
LAHDRA 2154, Manhattan District History, Nonscientific Aspects of Los Alamos Project Y - 1942 through 1946, E. Truslow, LA-5200, UC-2, Mar 1973.
LAHDRA 2263, H-Division Progress Report, LAMS-889, Apr 1949.
LAHDRA 2338a, The Unclosed Circle: Los Alamos and the Human and Environmental Legacy of the Atom, 1943-1963, S Hughes, Dissertation, Univ of New Mexico, May 2000.
LAHDRA 2440, CMR Division Progress Report for Jun-Jul 1949, LAMS-932, Sep 1949.
LAHDRA 2467, Progress Reports, LAMS-564, Apr 1947.
LAHDRA 2471, CMR Division Monthly Progress Report, LAMS-478, Nov 1946.
LAHDRA 2692, Health Report, L. Hempelmann, LAMS-67, Feb 1944.
LAHDRA 2819, Memo on Gamma 75 Accident on 11-25-45, W. Sivally and C. Buckland, Nov 1945.
LAHDRA 2943, Atomic Energy Project letter to General McCormack, Nov 1947.
LAHDRA 2944, National Safety Council letter, Apr 1948.
LAHDRA 2963, Health Report, LAMS-46, Jan 1944.
LAHDRA 2974, Physics Division Monthly Report, J.H. Manley, LAMS-393, Jun 1946.
LAHDRA 3045, CMR Division Progress Report, LAMS-512, Feb 1947.
LAHDRA 3058, Preliminary Report on the Accident in Pajarito Laboratory, Los Alamos, May 21, 1946, D. Froman, 1946.
LAHDRA 3091, Project Y History, Book VIII, Vol. 1, May 1947.
LAHDRA 3173, Trinity, LA-6300-H, Special Distribution, K.T. Bainbridge, May 1976.
LAHDRA 3197, The Manhattan Project, Department of Energy, F.G. Gosling, DOE/MA-0001, Jan 1999.
LAHDRA 3225, The Screen Type Alpha Chamber, W. Bradbury, 1940's.
LAHDRA 3241, Report on Talk given a the Chicago Meeting May 16, 1945, W.H. Langham, Jun 1945.
LAHDRA 3287, Monthly Progress Report of the Chemistry and Metallurgy Division, LAMS-176, Dec 1944.
LAHDRA 3314, Request for four alpha detectors from Chicago, R.F. Bacher and L. Hemplemann, Mar 1944.
LAHDRA 3629, Measurement of Blast, Radiation, Heat and Light, and Radioactivity at Trinity, V. Weisskopf, J. Hoffman, P. Aebersold and L. Hempelmann, Sep 1945.
LAHDRA 3634, Memos, J. Hoffman, Jul 1945.
LAHDRA 3543, History of the Health Group - Mar 1943 to Nov 1945, L. Hempelmann, 1945.
LAHDRA 3697, Los Alamos Technical Series, Volume XIII, Chapter II, Control Measures for Radioactive Hazards, W.H. Hinch, X.W. Molly and J.F. Tribby, Dec 1945.
LAHDRA 3699, Letters, W.H. Hinch, Jan 1946.
LAHDRA 3707, History of Project A - Combat Use of the Atomic Bomb, N.F. Ramsey, 1945.
LAHDRA 3717, History of the Health Group, Mar 1943 - Nov 1945, L.H. Hempelmann, 1945.
LAHDRA 3719, Memos from N.E. Bradbury, Nov 1946.
LAHDRA 3720, Memo from W.A. Higinbotham, Health Instruments for Trinity, Mar 1946.
LAHDRA 3745, Section L-8 Searchlight Detachment - Cloud Observations and Radiation Measurements, Jul 1945.
LAHDRA 3758, Memo - Monitoring Excavation of Tower Footings at Trinity, B. S. Rappaport, Oct 1945.
LAHDRA 3936, Memo - Air Sampling with Alpha Chamber - Sneezies, J.W. Kenney to J.R. Oppenheimer, Mar 1944.
LAHDRA 3938, Tests on Standard Alpha Counters, G.T. Seaborg, O. Simpson, R.L. Seifert and N.D. Erway, Jan 1945.
LAHDRA 3953, Health Report, L. Hempelmann, Aug 1944.
LAHDRA 4081, Brief Summaries of Interviews by Peter Malmgren in Los Alamos Revisited, undated.
LAHDRA 4084, Los Alamos beginning of an era 1943-1945, undated.
LAHDRA 4125, An In situ Radiological Survey of Three Canyons at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, R.J. Maurer, DOE/NV/11718-141, Jun 1999.
LAHDRA 4525, Memo - Gamma 75 Accident 11-28-45, W.L. Scivally and C. Buckland, Nov 1945.
LAHDRA 4642, Air Sampling with Alpha Chamber, J.W. Kennedy to J.R. Oppenheimer, Mar 1944.
LAHDRA 4818, A Perspective on Atmospheric Nuclear Tests in Nevada, H.N. Friesen, Aug 1985.
LAHDRA 4825, Chemistry and Metallurgy Health Handbook of Radioactive Materials, LA-391, Aug 1945.
LAHDRA 4888, Radiation Safety at Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project, J. C. Taschner, undated.
LAHDRA 4909. Evolution of Divisions, Los Alamos, undated.
LAHDRA 4953a, Los Alamos Project Handbook, Chemistry of Plutonium, R. Duffield, C. Garner and A. Wahl, LA-30, Series A, Edition 1, Sep 1943.
LAHDRA 5293, Manhattan Project: Official History and Documents, Book 1, Volume 7, 1977.
3. Popular Scientific/Technical Magazines and Photographs
California Mining Journal, 1958
Desert Magazine, 1949-1956
Mechanix Illustrated, 1950's
The Mineralogist, 1940's
Popular Electronics 1950-1960
Popular Mechanics 1950's
Popular Science 1950's
Radio and Television News 1950's
Radio-Electronics 1948-1950 (1949-Mar 1950 located at the University of New Mexico Library)
Science and Mechanics 1950's
Science Illustrated, 1948-
The Uranium Prospector, American Outdoorsman, Rocky Mountain Federation of Mineralogists Societies, 1958-1961.
Uranium Magazine - The Mining Journal for the Atomic Age, 1950s
1949 Uranium Rush, Popular Mechanics, p. 89, Feb 1949.
A Fireman Strikes Uranium with a PM Geiger Counter, G. Borgeson, Popular Mechanics, Vol. 104, No. 4, Oct 1955.
A Portable Geiger Counter, Radio and Television News, R. Ives, Vol. 55, No. 4, p. 57, Apr 1956.
A Portable Scintillation Counter, Radio and Television News, I. Snyder, p. 35, Apr 1955.
A Professional Type Geiger Counter, Radio and Television News, L. Watkins, p. 35, Feb 1952.
A Simple Geiger Counter, Radio and Television News, H. Fechter, p. 35, Jul 1954.
A Town’s New Life, Fabulous Blind River: Richest Uranium Field, Life, p. 78, Aug 1955.
A Transistorized Geiger Counter, Radio-Electronics, N. Sokal and I. Resnick, Jul 1954.
Arizona Uranium Rush, C. Dunning, Director, Department of Mineral Resources, p. 4, Aug 1949.
Atomic Power for Peace, Pageant Magazine, p. 65, Jul 1950.
Build This Geiger Counter, F. Shunaman and C. Keiht, Radio Electronics, p. 24, Sep 1949.
Build Your Own Geiger Counter, Radio and Television News, W. B. Ford, Jul 1949.
Build Your Own Geiger Counter Detector, Popular Electronics, C. Robertson, p. 54, Aug 1955.
Counters for Prospectors, R.H. Dorf, Radio Electronics, Vol 21, no. 1, p. 37, Oct 1949.
Everybody’s Looking for Uranium, Rafe Gibbs, Popular Mechanics, p. 160, Mar 1953.
Finding Fortunes in Uranium, A.P. Armagnac, p. 93, Aug 1954.
Fun with a Geiger Counter, Popular Electronics, H. Renne, p. 78, Jan 1955.
Geiger Counter, Classical Scientific Instrument will be used at Atomic Bomb Test, Life Magazine, p. 103, Vol. 20, No. 13, Apr 1, 1946.
Geiger Counter Flasher, Radio and Television News, M. West, p. 84, Jan 1955.
Geiger Counters, O. Fisch, Radio-Television Service Dealer, p. 20, Sep 1955.
Geiger Counters Past & Present, Part One, S. Voynick, Treasure, Vol. 21, No. 11, p. 40, Nov 1990.
Grieger's Encyclopedia and Super-Catalog of Lapidary and Jewelry Arts, Wm. J. Grieger, Pasadena, CA, 1950.
Go Dig Yourself a Fortune, Mechanix Illustrated, H. Kursh, p. 59, May 1955.
Go Dig Yourself a Fortune, Mechanix Illustrated, H. Kursh, p. 90, Jun 1955.
Go Dig Yourself a Fortune – Part II, Mechanix Illustrated, H. Kursh, p. 99, Jun 1955.
He Prospects for Invisible Wealth, W. Ford, The Desert Magazine, Vol. 12, No. 6, Apr 1949.
History’s Greatest Metal Hunt, Life, Vol. 38, No. 21, p. 35, May 1955.
Home-Built Geiger Counter, Popular Electronics - Uranium Prospecting Issue, p. 28, Jul 1955.
How to Build a Geiger Mueller Uranium Survey Meter, Popular Mechanics, F.L. Brittin, p. 238, Feb 1949.
How to Choose a Geiger Counter, G. Borgeson, Popular Science, 1956.
How to Farm with a Geiger Counter, H. Manchester, Reader's Digest, p. 191, Apr 1956.
How to Take a Uranium Vacation, H. Kursh, Man's Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 6, Jun 1957.
How to Hunt for Uranium, Popular Science, p. 121, February 1946.
Hunting Uranium Around the World, National Geographics, R. Nininger and V. Wentzel, p. 533, Oct 1954.
Joubin of Blind River, W. Brinkley, Life Magazine, Vol. 39, No. 5, p. 85, Aug 1955.
Make Your Own Geiger Counter, R. Gorman and H. Luckett, Popular Science, Vol. 156, No. 3, p. 200, Mar 1950.
Manhattan Engineering Project - An Unclassified Summary of the Major Administrative and Technical Events Pertaining to the Development of the Atomic Bomb, H.N. Meyer, National Atomic Museum (date unknown).
Market Survey of Geiger Counters, Popular Electronics - Uranium Prospecting Issue, p. 21, Jul 1955.
Modern Radiochemical Practice, G. Cook and J. Duncan, Oxford University Press, 1952.
Plug-in Atom Bomb Radiation Alarm, T.A. Blanchard, Radio - Television and Electronics, p. 137, Apr 1951.
Plutonium Laboratory, Historic Research on Man-Made Element used in the Atomic Bombs was Done at University of Chicago's "New Chem", F.W. Goro, Life Magazine, p. 69, Jul 1946.
Pocket Geiger Counter, Mechanix Illustrated, Fawcett Book Series How to Build It, p. 80, 1951.
Pocket Size Uranium Detector, Science and Mechanics, T. Blachard, p. 148, Apr 1950.
Poor Man's Geiger Counter, E. McCready, Radio-Electronics, Vol. XXVI, No. 7, p. 42, Jul 1955.
Principles of Oil Field Detection with Scintillation Counters, Precision Radiation Instruments, 6 pages, 1950's.
Prospecting for Uranium, R. F. Scott, Radio Electronics, p. 20, Sep 1949.
Prospecting for Uranium Ore using G-M Counters, S. Freedman, Radio-Electronics, 20, No. 11, p. 36, Jul 1949.
Prospecting for Uranium, Grieger's Encylopedia, (reprint of Atomic Energy Commission booklet), p. 174, 1950.
Prospect for Uranium with a Roll of Film, L. Gable, Popular Mechanics, p. 181, Aug 1956.
Prospecting with a Geiger Counter, Popular Science, p. 231-234, Apr 1955.
Radiac Spots Atoms – Blast Killer Rays, Popular Science, Jan 1950.
Radiation Meter Faster Than Geiger Counter, Popular Science, Vol. 151, No. 4, p. 134, Oct 1947.
Radiological Monitoring, Part II - Instrumentation: THe Geiger-Muller Counter, S. Friedland, W5PKI, QST Amateur Radio, p. 29, Jun 1951.
Scintillation Counter Today, Symposium, Nucleonics, pp. 14-56, March 1954.
Simple Transistorized Geiger Counters, J. Pugh and W. Milburn, Popular Electronics, Vol. 4, No. 6, p. 90, Jun 1956.
Strike It Rich with a Scintillation Counter, J. Cavaseno, Mechanics Illustrated, p. 132, Jun 1956.
Super Geiger Counter You Can Build, H.G. McEntee, Popular Science, Vol. 166, No. 5, p. 218, May 1955.
The Geiger Counter: How does it Work?, Radio Electronics, E. Leslie, p. 22, Sep 1949.
The Navajos Hunt Big Game....Uranium, H. Goulding - Indian Trader, Popular Mechanics, Vol 93, No. 6, p. 89, Jun 1950.
The Prospector’s Partner - A Combination Geiger Counter-Portable Radio, O. Fried, Popular Mechanics, p. 161, Mar 1957.
The Romance of Uranium, J.C. Johnson, Director, Raw Materials Division, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, Uranium Information Digest, p. 26, Apr 1956.
The Third Fever, W. Jarvis, Field and Stream, Vol. LVIII, No. 2, p. 35, Jun 1953.
The Uranium Rush Is On, Science Illustrated, p. 24, 1948.
The Uranium Rush is On in Athabaska, C. Iwasaki, Life Magazine, Vol. 33, No. 7, p. 15, Aug 1952.
The Uranium Rush of ’49, Science Illustrated, pp. 24-25, 1949.
Three-Way Geiger Counter, Mechanix Illustrated, J. Sienkiewicz and O. Lowenschuss, p. 130, May 1955.
Three-Way Geiger Counter, in Tips from Mechanix Illustrated, p. 10, May 1955.
Transistor Geiger Counter, Mechanix Illustrated, How-To-Do-It Encyclopedia, Vol. 9, p. 1542-1545, 1961.
Transistorized Geiger Counter, Tony Karp, Mechanix Illustrated, p. 132-157, Jan 1957.
Treasure Finder’s Pal – Combines a Metal Locator, Geiger Counter and Radio, Popular Mechanics, G. Wesenfeld, p. 188-192, Aug 1961.
Uranium, C. Long, Flying - The World's Most Widely Read Aviation Magazine, Vol. 57, No. 2, p. 32, Aug 1955.
Uranium Detector, Radio-Electronics, 1948/1949.
Uranium for the Amateur and Hobbyist, Special Issue of Gem & Minerals, p. 76, Jul 1955.
Uranium for Sale, A. Armagnac, Popular Science, Vol. 156, No. 3, p. 125, Mar 1950.
Uranium Hunter's Guide, Science and Mechanics, Vol. XXVI, No. 4, Whole No. 155, Aug 1955.
Uranium Makes a Wilder West – The Boom Enhances Folklore of Mining, Life Magazine, Vol. 37, No. 3, p. 12, Jul 1954.
Uranium Millions Bring Luxury, Worry and New Insights, (The Vernon Pick Story), R. Coughlan, Life Magazine, Vol. 40, No. 12, p. 179, Mar 1956.
Uranium Prospector Issue, Popular Electronics, p. 34, Jul 1955.
Uranium Rush - Canada's Great, B. Stapleton, Collier's, p. 32, Oct 1953.
Uranium Survey Meter with Audio Amplifier, Popular Mechanics, p 160, Jul 1950.
Uranium: 1956, D. Porter, True West, Vol. 3, No. 5, Whole No. 15, p. 4, Jun 1956.
What the Uranium Prospector should know about Radiation, R.J. Wright, Engineering and Mining Journal, Jan 1953 (still need)
Atomic Bath - Preparing to take a bath, Blossom Barton of Claremore tests the water with Geiger counter. The water around Claremore has such a concentration of radium that it sets the counter to ticking like an atomic pile. In this age of atomic activity, prospecting for nuclear materials in the bathtub may become a good, clean sport, United Press Photo, Jan 1955.
Atomic Era - prospecting technique is demonstrated by Dr. George Selfridge, mineralogist for Atomic Energy Commission. He carries Geiger counter which registers on dial if uranium is near. AEC bonus has spurred hunt for mineral, Hearst Predate Services, May 1948.
Atoms from Oak Ridge Come to Detroit - Chrysler Laboratories Radioactive Materials Room, 1950s.Dangerously radioactive materials are transported from the pile to the hot laboratories, or from laboratory to laboratory, in special lead containers such as the one shown here. This one is almost solid lead and is for extremely active samples. It is handled by special trucks and cranes. David Warden is using a probe counter to examine the container for radiation leakage before Mr. Vanneman proceeds. Note washable uniforms and radiation measuring film badges and pock pencil size radiation monitors, Clinton Laboratories, Oak Ridge, TN, Jun 1946.
Dangerously radioactive materials are transported fro the pile to the "hot" laboratories, or from laboratory to laboratory, in special lead containers such as the one shown here. The one is almost solid lead and is for extremely active samples. It is handled by special trucks and cranes. David Warden is using a probe counter to examine the container for radiation leakage before Mr. Vanneman proceeds. Note washable uniforms and radiation measuring file badges and pocket pencil size radiation meters. Clinton Laboratories, Oak Ridge, Tenn. Jun 1946.
Discovering Uranium - prospector Edward (Zeke) Roberts uses a Geiger counter to check the radioactivity of a rock held by Clarence L. Kemper, the Linthicum, Maryland, contactor who unearthed uranium on the farm of Frank Giampaoli near here. They detected about 15 radioactive acres on the farm. Geologists at the Bureau of Mines at College Park said the samples from the farm were very good, Elkridge, Maryland, Feb 1959.
Geiger Counter, held by girl, as precaution against deadly atomic rays, is finding peacetime use in atom-soil experiments, tracing isotopes in plant growths, Atomic Energy Research, Dec 1947.
Henry C. Mulberger, president of Atomic Research Corporation, displays a Geiger counter made in his Colorado Springs plant, Jun 1955.
Hot Laundry Check in the laundry room garments and bedclothes of patients receiving isotopes are regularly checked with a Geiger counter by Miss Elberta Lewis, Argonne Cancer Research Hospital, Mar 1953.
Medical Geiger counter - Radium content of luminous watch dials is enough to move the needle of sensitive Geiger counter. Such machines will guard against lethal atomic rays of tomorrow, International News Photo, Sep 1946.
Medical Geiger counter - Atom bombed at Bikini, the U.S.S. New York is tested for radioactivity by Dr. James T. Nolan, radiologist, who uses special type of Geiger counter that registers atomic particles by clicking sound in earphones, International News Photo, Sep 1946.
Medical Geiger counter - Radioactive uranite, substance from which radium and uranium are made, is tested by Barbara West. Portable radiation meter's dial registers radioactivity, Sep 1946.
Radium Locator - the Geiger counter used by Dr. Kenneth Corrigan to located $7500 worth of lost radium at Harper Hospital, Aug 1942.
Survival City - they'll check effects of blast, Paul Brandt of Louisville, Ky, and Walter D. Behlen of Columbus, Oh, test their scintillator today before proceeding to this cluster of buildings and installations to check effects of today's atomic explosion. They are industry participants in the program sponsored by the Federal Civil Defense Administration to determine survival chances in a atomic attack, Aug 1955.
The Atomic Stampede - prospecting for uranium became a passionate pastime for many westerners during the 1950's, Utah Historical Society, PBS TV Special from Aug 1994, 1950s.
The Radiation Detector Gun, a device that looks like the business end of a futuristic ray gun got a close scrutiny as it was unveiled here today. It's a new radiation detector "gun" that can be used by civilian defense forces in the event of an atomic explosion. The gun will be shown at the Westinghouse exhibit on atomic energy at the 1950 Chicago Fair, Apr 1950.
Uranium has brought new found riches to Durango and the San Juan Basin. Here Earl Heatwole, partner of the G&H Uranium store, tests a sample of ore with a scintillator. Experts say the G&H store is the center of much of the region's uranium activity, Mar 1955.
Walking Stick? No it's a new type of Geiger counter that Margie Pratt uses in a New York Park, Jun 1955.
4. Trade Catalogs, Price Lists and Pamphlets
American Flyer Trains Erector and other Gilbert Toys, Model U-239 Gilbert Geiger Counter and Spinthariscope, 1953.
Atomic Research Corporation Brochure, Raytomic Super-X Bismatron and Super-X Arcotron, 4 pages, 1950’s.
Atomic Instrument Company, List of Standard Products, 2 pages, 1947. (Smithsonian Museum of American History, Wash DC)
Atomlab’s Model DG-700 Geiger Counter, The Atomic Center, 489 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, 2 pages, 1950’s.
American Instrument Company, Portable Radium Detector, L. F. Curtiss, Bulletin 2100, 1934.
Berkeley Instruments Catalog, 5 pages, 1951.
Beckman Bulletin 192-B, Instructions for Beckman Model MX-5 Radiation Meter, NV18138. 7 pages, Sep 1950.
Detectron Model DG-2, Model DG-5 Claimstaker, and Model DG-7 brochure, 2 pages, price list and letter from L. Cassingham, 1953.
Electronic Associates, Instruments for Radioactivity Detecting and Measuring, 16 pages, 1955.
El-Tronics, Product catalog and price list for PR-2, PR-4, PR-5A, PR-6, PR-7, PR30, PR31, PR32, 4 pages, 1955.
Fisher Research Laboratory, Christmas Gift Suggestions for the Prospector, Product catalog and price list, 4 pages, 1955.
Fisher Research Laboratory, How to be a Successful Uranium Prospector, Model C-16 and C-18, 4 pages, 1950's.
Fisher Research Laboratory, Instruction Manual, Operating Instructions for the M-Scope Geiger Counter Models C-12 and C-16, 1950's.
Fisher Research Laboratory, Scintillators for Locating Uranium, #176-A, 4 pages with Model FMS-111 (PRI Model 111), FMS-115 (PRI Model 115), FMS-117(PRI Model 117), 1950's.
Fisher Research Laboratory, The M-Scope - for Prospectors, Geologists, and Mining Engineers, Model C-12 and C-15, 8 pages, 1950s.
Fisher Research Laboratory, Trailing the Wild Atom, What is it that makes the Geiger Counter Click, J. Laudermilk, printed in Calico.
Fisher Research Laboratory, Treasure how to find it with the M-Scope containing product catalog for Model C-12, Model C-15 and Model
C-18, price list and letter from G. Fisher, 16 pages, 1953.
Print Magazine, Twentynine Palms, California, 1950s, with Fisher M-Scope Model C-16.
Fisher Research Laboratory, How to be a Successful Uranium Prospector, No.155-B, 8 pages, with Model C-16 and C-18 descriptions with prices, 1953.
Fisher Scientific Company Catalog, Beckman MX-5 and MX-6, p. 722, 1952.
Geology, Geophysics, Prospecting, Mining, Hydrology, GISCO General Catalog, May 1977 (contains PRI instruments).
Herbach and Rademan, Geiger-Mueller Counter Apparatus, 3 pages plus price list for Model GLP-213, 1941.
Herbach and Rademan, This Month at Herbach and Rademan, 16 pages, Mar 1950.
Herbach and Rademan, This Month at Herbach and Rademan, Mar-Apr 1953.
Herbach and Rademan, This Month at Herbach and Rademan, 16 pages, Vol. 27, No. 8, 1961.
Hoffman Laboratories, Operating Instructions and Circuit Diagram for the Hunter Geiger Counter, Model 223-1, R-112, 1950's.
How to Make Money Prospecting for Uranium, B. Schloss, Nucleonics Company of America, 1954.
Hunting and Gun Book, Aldens, El-Mec Geiger Counters, Model Deluxe Prober, E-M 50, and Do-It-Yourself Kit, p. 31, 20 pages, 1955.
Instruments for Radioactivity Detecting and Measuring, Electronic Associates, 14 pages, Mar 1955.
JEB Instruments, How to Select Geiger and Scintillation Counters, product line catalog, 16 pages, 1950’s.
Lafayette's 1954 Bandwagon of Better Buys, Catalog 1-54, 64 pages, 1954.
Landsverk, Instruments for Radiation Measurements, Catalog No. G-12A, 12 pages, Apr 1955.
Landsverk, Instruments for Radiation Measurements, Wm. B. Johnson & Associates, Jan 1960.
Mount Sopris Instrument Corporation, Model SC129P Portable Scintillation Counter, 1955.
Mount Sopris Instrument Corporation, Model SC130GP Multi-Purpose Exploration Counter, 1955.
Mount Sopris Instrument Corporation, Model DP-165 Scintillation Counter Gamma Hole Logging Probe and Ratemeter, 1955.
New Instruments, Materials and Tools, Journal of Scientific Instruments, p. 194 (Pocket Radiation Monitor) and p. 340 (Halross Instruments Company) 1950’s.
North American Phillips Company, Radiation Detector schematic of GM circuit diagram for Type 52099, Feb 1949.
Nuclear Instrument and Chemical Corporation, Catalog K, 30 pages, 1950. (Smithsonian Museum of American History, Wash DC).
Nuclear Chicago, Catalog P, 30 pages, 1955. (Smithsonian Museum of American History).
Nuclear Chicago Catalog, 30 pages, 1954.Nuclear Chicago, Catalog Q price list, 1957. (Smithsonian Museum of American History, Wash DC)
Nuclear Chicago pamphlet, Oracle Model 2613, 1950's.
Nuclear Measurements Corp., The Ultimate in Geiger and Scintillation Counters, Model GS-1, GS-2, GS-3, Halotron 15, SS-2, SS-3, SS-4, 8 pages, 1950s.
Nucleonic Corporation of America, Geiger Counters for Uranium Prospecting, Model RM2N, Model RFN, and Model RDN, 5 pages, Mar 1955.
Nucleonics Buyers’ Guides, McGraw-Hill Publication, 1947-1960.
Nucleonics Company of America Brochure, Geiger Counters for Uranium Prospecting, Model RM2N Ore-Lokator, Model RFN Geiger Flasher,
and Model RDN Uranium Finder, 6 pages, March 1955.
Precise Development Corp., Product brochure and price list for Model G1, 2 pages, 1955.
Precision Radiation Instruments, 64 Question and Answers on Geiger Counters and Scintillators, 24 pages, 1954.
Precision Radiation Instruments, Quality Instruments for locating Uranium and Medals and for Industrial, Laboratory and Medical Use, product catalog and price list, 12 pages, 1954.
Precision Radiation Instruments, For locating Uranium for Oil Exploration and for Laboratory and Civil Defense Use, 15 pages, 1955.
Precision Radiation Instruments, Principles of Oil Field Detection with Scintillation Counters, 6 pages, estimate 1955.
Radiac Company, Brochures sent to Atomic Energy Commission, 21 pages of detector advertisements, Feb 1951. (NV26113).
Radiac Company, Detectron Model DG-2 brochure and price list, 1953.
Radiac Company, Detectron product brochure and price list for the Claimstaker Model DG-5, 1953.
Radiac Company, Detectron product brochure and price list for Models DG-2, DG-5, and DG-7, 2 pages, 1955.
Radiac Company, Detectron product brochure and price list for Models DG-9, DS-222 and DG-234, 2 pages, 1955.
Radiac Company, Finding Fortunes in Uranium, A.P. Armagnac, 8 pages article with instruments and price list, 1955.
Radiac Company, Fission Finder and Fission Tackle product brochure and price list, 2 pages, 1955.
Radiac Company, Gamma Ray Exploration Comes to Age, D.S. Lobdell, et al. 6 page article with instruments and price list, Aug 1954.
Radiac Company, Goldak Instrument product brochure and price list for the Prospectometer Model CG-235, 2 pages, 1955.
Radiac Company, Nuclear Instrument and Chemical Corp, Model 2610A brochure, 1953.
Radiac Company, Product brochure and price list for the Bismo-Count Model EC-6 and Crysto-Count EC-9, 2 pages, 1955.
Radiac Company, PRI product catalog and price list for Models 111, 115, 107 and 106, 2 pages, 1952.
Radiac Company, PRI product catalog and price list for Models 117, 120, and 118, 2 pages, 1952.
Radiac Company, Scintillacounter Model DS-911, 2 pages, 1953.
Radioactive Products for Research, Industry and Medicine, United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, The Radiochemical Centre, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England, 1958.
Raytomic Pamphlet, Models Super-X Bismatron, Super-X Arcotron, 4 pages, 1950's.
Sears Tower Geiger and Scintillation Counters product catalog and price list for Models 6154, 6156, 6157, 6158, 6159, 6163, 6160, 6161, and 6162, 4 pages, 1955.
Technical Associates, Bulletin No. 136, F-6 Geiger Counter, 195x.
Technical Bulletin, Berkeley Model 2750, 1954.
The Old Prospector's Catalogue, Everything for the Prospector, The Biggest Mail Order Business of Its Kind in the World, Jack Douglas, No. 9, May 1951
The Radiac Company, Finding Uranium with the Orlocator, 1 page, 1950’s.
Tracerlab Product Catalog C, 48 pages, 1951. (Smithsonian Museum of American History, Wash DC).
Tracerlab Product Catalog D, 48 pages, 1954. (Smithsonian Museum of American History, Wash DC).
Tracerlog, publcation of Tracerlab, 1948-1950. (Smithsonian Museum of American History, Wash DC).
Universal Atomics, Civil Defense and Radiological Survey Meters Catalog, 8 pages, 1956.
Uranium Prospector Service, Catalog of Map, Equipment and Aids to Prospecting, Grand Junction, Colorado. 21 pages, 1950s.
Victoreen Data Sheet 2 for Model 263 A Portable Beta Gamma Radiation Meter, schematic for circuit diagram, 2 pages, Nov 1947.
Victoreen Instruments for Uranium Prospecting and Mining Brochure, 11 pages, Jan 1955. Contains detailed specification sheets for Models 524 (Isotope Ratemeter),
645 (Scintillac Counter), 389H (Super Scintillac Counter), 389C (Thyac), 590A (Scintillation Well Logger Probe and Control Unit), 646 (Thyac II), 631 (Vic-Tic), Vic-Tic accessories, scintillation well loggers, and detector cross reference chart.
Ward’s Natural Science Establishment, 3000 Ridge Rd, Rochester, NY, Catalog No. 531, 10 pages, Oct 1953. (need more catalogs)
Ward’s Natural Science Establishment, Supplies and Equipment for the Geologist, 4 pages, 1955.
Smithsonian Museum of American History Library has a publications sections with trade catalogs. Library has many more items that what is listed in the e-catalog.
Sears Catalogs (Smithsonian American History Annex, 1110 N. Capital St., Wash DC) includes Geiger counter ads and price lists from 1951-1958.
Montgomery Wards Catalogs (Smithsonian American History Annex, 1110 N. Capital St., Wash DC) includes Geiger counter ads and price lists from 1952-1958.
5. Detector Operating Instructions and Manuals
Countmaster, Model 216-1, Hoffman Service Data Manual, May 1955.
Detectron, Operating Instructions for Model DG-7, 1954.
Detectron, Operating Instructions for Models DS-234, DS-222, and DS-277, 1955.
Detectron, Operating Instructions for Models DS-235 and DS-288, 1955.
EICO, Manual of Instructions for Model 803, 1950's.
Fisher Research Laboratory, Instruction Manual for M-Scope Geiger Counters, Model C-12 and C-16, 1950's.
Instructions for Geiger Counter, Model 6158 (El-Tronics Model PR-6), Sears Roebuck and Co., 1950's.
Instructions for Geiger Counter, Model 6160 (El-Tronics), Sears Roebuck and Co., 1950's.
Instruction and Service Manual, Countmaster Geiger Counter Assayer, Hoffman Laboratories, 1950's.
Instruction Manual, Model 570, Condenser-R Meter, Victoreen Instrument Company, 1964.
Manual of Operation and Service Instructions, Nuclear Instrument and Chemical Corp, Model 2612, Oct 1954.
Operating Instructions and Circuit Diagram, Hoffman Hunter Geiger Counter, Model 223-1, Hoffman Laboratories, 1950's.
Precision Radiation Instruments, Instruction Manual for Model 111, 1954.
Precision Radiation Instruments, Instruction Manual for The Snooper Model 108, 1955.
Precision Radiation Instruments, Model 111B Scintillator and Model 117 Special Scintillator Operation and Maintenance Manual, 1954.
Precision Radiation Instruments, Operation and Maintenance Manual for Models 111, 111B, 111C and 117B Scintillators, 1955.
Precision Radiation Instruments, Operation and Maintenance Manual for Model 118B Royal Scintillator, 1950's.
Precision Radiation Instruments, Operation and Maintenance Manual, Model 107C Professional, 1955.
Raytomic Super-X Arcotron Geiger Counter Operating Manual, 4 pages, 1950's.
Radiation Counter Laboratories, Illustrated Price List No. 12, Health Instruments, 16 pages, 1953.
Research Manufacturing Company, Instruction Manual, The Mojave Geiger Counter, estimate 1950's.
Technical Associates, Manual of Operation, Cutie Pie Survey Meter Model 2209, NV40451, 1966.
Technical Associates, Manual of Operation, Juno Radiation Survey Meter, Models SRJ-6 and HRJ-6, NV18130, 1957.
Technical Associates, Manual of Operation, Portable Radiation Detector Model F-6.
Victoreen - Jordon Electronics Division, Instruction Manual for Model M-200, M-100 and M-50 Minirad Radiac Meter, VN1631, 1950's.
Victoreen - Jordon Electronics, Radector Operation and Maintenance Instructions, AGB-50 and AGB-500 Series, NV1634 and NV12780, 1957.
Victoreen - Jordon Electronics Division, Radgun Operations and Maintenance Instructions, NV1633, 1957.
Victoreen - Instruction Manual for Victoreen Condenser r-Meter, The Measuring Standard for the Practicing Roentgenologist, Dec 1943.
Victoreen Model Series Index dates to Feb 1945. (still need to find)
Victoreen, Model 247A Instruction Manual, NV12775, Dec 1947.
Victoreen, Model 247A, Manual, Technical Training Group, IS-10, May 1950.
Victoreen, Model 263A Technical Manual, NV12779, Nov 1947.
Victoreen, Model 300 Proteximeter Instruction Manual, NV12778, Dec 1947.
Victoreen, Model 356 Alpha Meter Technical Manual, NV 12784, Dec 1947.
Victoreen, Model 390 Proteximeter Manual, NV12777, Oct 1949.
Victoreen, Model Thyac 389 and 389A Instruction Manual, NV12785, Dec 1950.
Victoreen, Nuclear Instrumentation Catalog, Jan 1960. (Smithsonian Museum of American History, Wash DC)
6. Scientific and Technical Journals
Electronics, McGraw-Hill Publication, 1947-1960.
Instruments Publishing Company, Pittsburgh, PA, 1948-1960. (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Library, CA)
Los Alamos Technical Reports, Trinity Atomic Web Site, Reports LA-1 to LA-13223, http://www.cddc.vt.edu/host/atomic/lanltech/index.html
Mineral Information Service, State of California, Department of Natural Resources and the Division of Mines, 5-10 page bulletins, 1954-1955 (Vol. 7, No. 7, Jul 1954 on Uranium); (Vol. 7, No. 12, Dec 1954; Vol. 8, No. 3, Mar 1955; Vol. 7, No. 11, Nov 1954; Vol. 7, No. 10, Oct 1954; Vol. 8, No. 2, Feb 1955).
Nucleonics, articles and vendor display ads, Vol. 1-18, 1947-1960. (University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus Library)
Review of Scientific Instruments, new products information section, 1942-1960. Years 1944-1949 contain vendor product sections with additional information on radiation detectors. (Oak Ridge National Laboratory Library, Tennessee)
Science Magazine, www.sciencemag.org, 1880's to present on line.
The Handbook of Measurement and Control, Instrument Publishing Company, 1951.
The Uranium Prospector, American Outdoorsman Magazine, Official Publication of the Rocky Mountain Federation of Mineralogical Societies, 1958-1961.
Uranium Information Digest, article and vendor display ads, Vol. 1, No. 1 Sep 1954 - Vol. 3, No. 8 Aug 1956. (University of New Mexico Library, Albuquerque, NM)
Uranium Magazine, articles and vendor display ads, Vol. 1, No. 1 Aug 1954 - Vol. 6, No. 3 Sep 1959. (University of New Mexico Library, Albuquerque, NM)
Westinghouse Engineer, post-1960.
7. Scientific and Technical Journal Articles
A Comparison of Radiation Detectors, RCA Laboratories, J. Pankove, 1966. (ILL Hagley Museum and Library, Delaware)
A Convenient Form of Geiger Tube Counter, L. F. Curtiss, Bureau of Standards, Bureau of Standards Journal of Research, Research Paper No. 165, Vol. 4, Apr 1930.
A Direct-Reading Counting Rate Meter for Random Pulses, N.S. Gingrich, R.D. Evans and H.E. Edgerton, Sep 1936.
A Geiger Counter, Arnold H. Clark, Thesis, University of Maine, Orono, Maine, June 1941. (ILL Univ. of Maine Library)
A Historical Review of Portable Health Physics Instruments and Their Use in Radiation Protection Programs at Hanford, 1944 through 1988, W.P. Howell et. al., PNL-6980, Sep 1989 (ILL Hanford Technical Library, Richland, WA).
A History of Radiation Detection Instrumentation, Paul Frame, Health Physics, Vol. 88, No. 6, Jun 2005.
A Low Energy Survey Meter, Health Physics, Vol. 9, p. 229, 1963.
A Portable Apparatus for Measuring X-Rays, R. Kegerreis, Radiology, v. 4, p. 497, 1925.
A Portable Battery-Operated Radiation Monitor, F.B. Whiting, D.G.A. Thomas, M.A and J.B. March, Journal of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 27, No. 6, p. -157-160, Jun 1950.
A Portable Double Geiger Counter, R.D. Bennett, J.C. Stearns, and W.P. Overbeck, Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 4, p. 387, Jul 1933.
A Portable Geiger Counter, M. Michaelis and R.O. Jenkins, Electronic Engineering, Vol. 22, No. 265, p. 112-115, Mar 1950.
A Portable Geiger-Muller Counter, R. B. Taft, Radiology, v. 38, p. 350, Mar 1942.
A Portable Radiation Monitor, D.G. Wyatt, Clarendon Laboratory, University of Oxford, J. Sci. Instr., 26, 1, p. 13, Jan 1949 (still need).
A Portable Scintillation Alpha Survey Instrument, W.G. Spear, IRE Tran on Nucl Sci, NS4 63, Dec 1957.
A Precision Alpha-Proportional Counter, J. A. Simpson, Phys Rev, v. 70, p. 117, 1946.
A Radiation Meter for Disaster Use, C.C. Lauritsen and T. Lauritsen, Science, p. 137, Aug 1950.
A Simple Method of Locating Lost Radium in an Emergency, A.C. Omberg, Radiology, Jul 1935.
A Sensitive Portable Detector for Ionizing Rays, J. E. Morgan and R. J. Reeves, Radiology, v. 27, p. 617, 1936.
A Simple Radium Detector, R.B. Taft, Am Journal of Roentgenology and Radium Therapy, v. 31, no. 5, May 1934.
A Student Type Portable Geiger-Mueller Counter, W.C. Bosch, Am. Physics Teacher, Vol. 5, Dec 1937.
A Type of Geiger-Muller Counter Suitable for the Measurement of Diffracted Mo K X-Rays, D. P. LeGalley, Thesis for Doctorate of Philosophy, Pennsylvania State College, Sep 1935.
A Wide Range Radiation Instrument, Rev. Sci. Inst., Vol. 20, Issue 10, pp. 711-715, Oct 1949.
A Window into Health Physics, M.G. Stabin, Health Physics Society Newsletter, Jul 1998.
An Exposure Meter for Roentgenography. R. H. Morgan, Am Journal of Roentgenology and Radium Therapy, v. 47, no. 5, May 1942.
An Improved Geiger-Counter Arrangement for Determination of Radium Content, Francis J. Davis, National Bureau of Standards, Journal of Research of the National Bureau of Standards, Vol. 38, p. 513, May 1947.
Aerial Prospecting with Scintillation Counters, Nucleonics, G. Cowper, p. 29, Mar 1954.
Analysis of Uranium Ores by Geiger Methods, Staff of Radioactivity Division, Mines Branch, The Canadian Mining and Metallurgical Bulletin, p. 491, Aug 1950.
Battery-Operated Geiger-Mueller Counter with a New Type of Voltage Supply, R. B. Taft, Radiology, v. 27, no. 5, p. 616, Nov 1936.
Battery Operated Geiger-Mueller Counter for the Location of Lost Radium, Rev. Of Scientific Instruments, v. 8, no. 12, Dec 1937.
California Journal of Mines and Geology, Department of Natural Resources, Vol. 44, No. 1, Jan 1948.
California Mining Journal, Vol. 27, No. 7, Jan 1958 and Mar 1958.
Chemical and Engineering News, W.P. Jesse, v. 24, p. 2906, 1946.
Diamonds as Radiation Detectors, National Bureau of Standards Report - Nov 1947, Electronic Engineering, Mar 1948.
Electronic Prospecting with the Geiger-Mueller Counter, Electrical News and Engineering, Vol. 55, No. 10, p. 98-99, May 1946.
Final Report on Mod 1 Gamma Survey Equipment, Electronics Division, National Bureau of Standards, Apr 1951.
Final Report for Scintillation Counters for Radiation Instrumentation, P.W. Davison, et al., Radio Corp of America, RCA Laboratories, 1951.
Four-Pi Solid Angle G-M Counters, J.A. Simpson, Jr., Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 15, No. 5, p. 119, May 1944.
Further Observations Concerning the Recovery of Lost Radium, R.B. Taft, Radiology, v. 31, no. 3, p. 340, Sep 1938.
Gamma Radiation from Airplane Instruments, R. B. Taft, Journal of Roentgenology and Radium Therapy, v. 47, no. 3, 1940.
Geiger Counter Characteristics, R.O. Burns, Thesis for Doctorate of Philosophy, University of Illinois, 1937.
Geiger Counter for Civilian Defense Use, H.D. LeVine, H.J. DiGiovanni, M.R. Coe, Nucleonics, p. 56, NV8946, Jun 1950.
Geiger Counter Tubes, Herbert Friedman, Proceedings of the I.R.E., Vol. 37, No. 7, Jul 1949.
Geiger Counters: Atomic-Particle and Photon Counters of the Gas-Discharge Type, Leopold Rovener, Medical Physics by Otto Glasser, 1944.
Geiger Counters, Counter Apparatus, Crystal and Scintillation Counters, Leopold Rovner, Medical Physics, Vol. II, Edited by Otto Glasser, p. 345, 1950.
Geiger Counters, Radio-Television Service Dealer, O. Fisch, Part 1, p. 20-22, Sep 1955. (need parts 2 and 3)
Geiger-Mueller Counters applied to Mining, A.W. Knoerr, Engineering and Mining Journal, Jul 1947.
General Survey of Instrumentation for Health Physics, C.C. Garmertsfelder and P.L. Eisenacher, Electrical Engineering, Oct 1950. (was not at date given and could not find)
Handbook of Apparatus used in Dosimetry, Radiometry, Electronics, Counters, Scintillation Apparatus, and Photomultipliers, D.D. Uspenskiy et al., Moscow, Russia, 1959.
Health Physics Instrumentation and Radiation Protection, H.M. Parker, in Advances in Biological and Medical Physics, Vol. 1, 1948. (reprinted from Health Physics, Vol. 38, No. 6, Jun 1980)
Historical Development of Measurements for Radiation, R.L. Kathren, Nucleonics, Handbook of Radiation Measurement and Protection, p. 13, 19xx.
Historical Development of Radiation Safety Practices in Radiology, A. Brodsky and R.L. Kathren, RadioGraphics, Vol. 9, No. 6, Monograph, Nov 1989.
Instrumentation and Methods for Radioactivity Detection in the Mineral Industry, J.O. Milmoe and S.P. Kanizay, Quarterly of the Colorado School of Mines, Vol. 51, No. 1, January 1956.
Instrumentation for Radioactivity, G.F. Pieper, Tracerlab, Science, October 1950.
Ionization Chamber Survey Instrument, W.A. Higinbotham and B. Pollack, IRE Tran on Nucl Sci, Mar 1957.
Los Alamos Radiation Detectors, Los Alamos Science, "Supersnoop", No. 23, page 274, 1995.
Lost and Found Radium, R.B. Taft, Am. Journal of Roentgenology and Radium Therapy, v. 37, no. 1, Jan 1937.
Manual of Radiological Technique, L.R. Sante, Professor of Radiology, St. Louis University, 1935. (ILL Louisiana State Univ)
Measuring Dosage: Electronic Aids in Radiotherapy, H.A. Hughes, Electronic Engineering, p. 80-86, Mar 1949.
Miniature Geiger-Muller Counter, Leon F. Curtiss, National Bureau of Standards, Journal of Research of the National Bureau of Standards, Vol. 30, p. 157, Feb 1943.
Minutes of Inter-project Coordination Meeting on Radiation Survey Instruments, Report No. M-1098, Sep 1944.
Modern Geiger-Muller Counters, A. Graves, Electronic, p. 80-83, Jan 1947.
New Use for Geiger Counters, Canadian Mining Journal, Vol. 70, No. 6, p. 88, Jun 1949.
Nuclear Instruments Over the Last Fifty Years, Journal of Scientific Instruments (Journal of Physics E), v. 1, p. 369-372, 1968.
Nuclear Radiation - It's Detection and Measurement, Bulletin No. 189, American Society of Testing Materials, p. 36, Apr 1953.
Physical Instruments in X-ray and Radium Therapy, W.V. Mayneord, Journal of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 13, No. 8, p. 245-251, Aug 1936.
Portable Counter for Geological Research, O.J. Russell, Electronic Engineering, p. 173-174, May 1949.
Portable Detector for Radium, L.F. Curtiss, National Bureau of Standards Research Paper RP663, v. 12, Mar 1934.
Portable Geiger Counter Unit, Leon F. Curtiss, National Bureau of Standards, Journal of Research of the National Bureau of Standards, Vol. 21,p. 779, Dec 1938.
Portable High Sensitivity Ionization Meter, B. Harmacher, B.S. Degree, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1941.
Prospecting with a Geiger Counter, J. Bateman, Canadian Mining and Metallurgical Bulletin, v. 52, pp. 111-116, 1949.
Protective Measures for Personnel, Industrial Medicine on the Plutonium Project, J.J. Nickson, ed. Robert Stone, v. IV-20 in National Nuclear Energy Series, 1951.
(citation contains one page table in Appendix III, Table III on Health Physics Instruments used at the Clinton Laboratories, 16 instruments listed). (ILL University of Virginia Library).
Nuclear Instrument Industry, E. Wakefield, p. 278, Feb 1954.
Official Detective Stories, Sleuthing with a Jumping Needle for $12,000 loot in Radium, J.S. Thorp, 1944.
Portable Counter for Geological Research, O.J. Russel, Electronic Engineering, p. 173, May 1949.
Portable Direct-Reading X-Ray Intensity Meter, R.K. Bullington, M.S. Thesis from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, May 1937.
Portable High Sensitivity Ionization Meter, E. A. Hamacher, B.S. Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1941.
Prospecting with a Geiger Counter, J.D. Bateman, Canadian Min. Met. Bull., Vol. 52, p. 111, 1949. (still need)
Protection from Atomic Radiation, K.Z. Morgan, Ordinance, 33, p. 182, Nov/Dec 1948. (still need)
Radiation: A Tool for Industry – A Survey of Current Technology, Arthur D. Little Inc., January 1959.
Radiation Counter Tubes and their Operation, N. Anton, Electronic Industries and Electronic Instrumentation 2, p. 4, Feb 1948. (still need)
Radiation Detectors - Atomic-Age Police, P.A. Duffy, Westinghouse Engineer, v. 9, no. 5, p. 150, Sep 1949.
Radiation Detectors for Prospecting, R.F. Errington, The Canadian Mining and Metallurgical Bulletin, Symposium on Uranium, No. 460, p. 14, April 1950.
Radiation Hazards - Atomic-Age Problem, Speicher, Westinghouse Engineer, Jul 1949.
Radiation Instruments using Geiger Muller Tubes, P. Weisz, Bartol Research Foundation of the Franklin Institute, Electronics, Vol. 15, No. 10, p. 44-48, Oct 1942.
Radiation Measuring Instruments, D. Holaday, Industrial Hygiene Newsletter 8, no. 8, p. 10, Aug 1948. (still need)
Radiation Protection in the Atomic Energy Industry- A Ten Year Review, H.M. Parker, Radiation Protection: The Manhattan District and Beyond, Part IV, Radiology v. 65, no. 6, p. 903-11, Dec 1955.
Radiation Survey Meter, T. Enns, Journal of the Franklin Institute, v. 246, p 181-182, Aug 1948. (still need)
Radiation Surveys with a Scintillation Counter, G.M. Brownell, Economic Geology, v. 45, p. 16, Mar 1950. (still need)
Radioactive Exploration, R. Burton Rose, The Mines Magazine, Vol. 31, No. 12, p. 617-620, 635, Dec 1941.
Radioactivity Exploration with Geiger Counters, H. Faul, Am. Inst. Min. Metall. Eng. Trans., v. 178, pp. 458-478, Nov 1948.
Radioactivity Meter for Nuclear Research, Arthur G. Bousquet, Electronic Industries, Vol. 5, No. 9, p. 88-89, Sep 1946.
Radioactivity Surveying and Monitoring Instruments, D. Taylor, Journal of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 27, p. 81-88, April 1950.
Radiological Applications of the Geiger-Mueller Counter, C.B. Braestrup, E. J. Murphy and M.D. Whitaker, Am. Journal of Roentgenology and Radium Therapy, v. 38, no. 6, Dec 1937.
Radium Hounds, R.B. Taft, Readers Digest, Jan 1939.
Radium Quantity Meter, R. B. Taft, Journal of Roentgenology and Radium Therapy, v. 42, no. 6, Dec 1939.
Scientific Monthly, K.Z. Morgon, v. 63, p. 93, 1946. (still need)
Scintillation Counting Today, Symposium, Nucleonics, pp. 14-56, Mar 1954.
Some Trends and Recent Health Physics Instrumentation Development at Hanford, R.D. Harvey, Health Physics, v. 7, p. 11-16, 1961.
Study of Calibration of Victoreen Integrons, C.W. Botsford, HW-7-2271, Jul 1945.
Survey for Methods of Detection and Measurement of Ionizing Radiation, L.M. Garrett, Texas State J. Med, v. 44, p. 580, Dec 1948. (still need)
Technical Data Concerning the Geiger Counter, R.B. Taft, Radiology, v. 26, no. 6, p. 756, Jun 1936.
The Detection of Radiation Hazards: Instruments and Personnel, W. F. Bale, Radiology, v. 56, p. 656, 1951.
The Economic Status of the Nuclear-Instrument Industry, E. H. Wakefield, Instrument and Automation, v. 2, p. 281, 1954.
The Geiger Counter, Ben Warriner IV, Masters Thesis, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 52 pages, 1940. (ILL Virginia Polytechnic Institute)
The Geiger-Muller Counter, M. L. Weinstein and L. Rovner, The Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine, vol. 25, 1937.
The Meter X: A Portable Direct Reading X-ray Intensity Meter, M. Zucker and L.H. Sampson, American Society for Testing Materials – Bulletin, No. 111, p. 41-42, Aug 1941.
Theory and Operation of Geiger-Muller Counters - III, The Circuits, Sandborn C. Brown, Nucleonics, p. 46-61, October 1948.
The Prospector - Still the Foot Soldier, M.P. Romney, Mining Congress Journal, v. 10, p. 116, 1952.
The Responsibilities of Health-Physics, K.Z. Morgan, The Scientific Monthly, p. 93, July 1946.
The Role of Instruments in the Atomic Bomb Project, W.P. Jesse, Chemical and Engineering News, v. 24, no. 21, p. 2906, Nov 1946.
The Use of Geiger-Muller Counters for Locating Radium and for Measuring Gamma-Ray Intensities, G. L. Locher and J. L. Weatherwax, Radiology, v. 27, p, 149, 1936.
The Use of Sensitive Gamma Ray Detectors in Prospecting, W. Russell and S. Scherbatskoy, Economic Geology, v. 46, no. 4, pp. 427-446, 1951.
Transistorized Portable Counting Rate Meter, W.W. Goldsworthy, Nucleonics, Jan 1960.
Transistorized Radiation Monitors, G. Goulding, Transactions on Nuclear Science, no. 2, v. NS-5, pp. 38-43, Aug 1958.
Transportable Radiation Monitor, K. Kandiah and M.O. Deighton, Journal of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 27, No. 8, p. 219-222, Aug 1950.
Two Small Portable Geiger-Muller Counters, Robert B. Taft, Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 11, No. 2, p. 63-64, Feb 1940.
Ultra-sensitive Portable Gamma-ray Spectrometer, Nature, R. Pringle, K. Roulston, and G. Browell, v. 165, no. 4196, p. 527, 1950.
Uranium and Thorium Prospecting with the Geiger Counter, Jack De Ment, Mining Congress Journal, Vol. 33, No. 8, p. 30-32, 37, Aug 1947.
Uranium Information Digest, Article on Gordon Babbel, Sep 1954.
Uranium Mines and Mining, Collier’s Reference Service, leaflet, 3 pages, 1950’s.
Uranium Ore – How to go about finding and mining it, P. Leach, Engineering and Mining Journal, v. 149, no. 9, pp. 75-77, Sep 1948.
What the Uranium Prospector Should Know About Radiation, R.J. Wright, Engineering and Mining Journal, Jan 1953. (still need)
X-Ray Calibration of Radiation Survey Meters, Pocket Chambers, and Dosimeters, Frank H. Day, National Bureau of Standards Circular 507, Jul 1951.
Zeus – A Portable Ionization Chamber, F. Shonka, Met Lab Report, Nov 1944.
8. Atomic Energy Commission Laboratory Publications
Analysis of Nuclear Test Trinity, Radiological and Meteorological Data, V. Quinn, U.S. Dept. of Energy, Sep 1987.
Bibliography of RAdiation DETection, First Edition, Radiation Instruments Branch, 8-1-49-800-A14463, Jul 1949.
Catalog of Instruments Classified by Mark and Model Numbers, P.A. Dana, D.L. Collins and H. Palevsky, ORF12899, Jun 1945.
Conference on Electronic Instrumentation in Nucleonics and Medicine, AEC Exhibit, Dahl, New York Operations, Nov 1948.
Control of Radiation Hazards in the Atomic Energy Program, USAEC, 1950.
General Handbook for Radiation Monitoring, R.F. Barker, LA-1835, 2nd ed., Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (LASL) 1954.(NV0091956)
General Handbook for Radiation Monitoring, R.F. Barker, LA-1835, 3nd ed., Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (LASL) 1958.
Health Physics Operating Instructions, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Jun 1954. (still need)
Health Physics Program for the Brookhaven Cosmotron, F.P. Cowan and J.S. Handloser, Nov 1953 (still need).
H.W. Instrument Department Manual, Section II, Item 13, CU-25, Survey Instrument Mark 1, Model 10, Zeuto, 1948. (still need)
Interim Procedures for Maintaining Radiation Instruments, Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization, Advisory Bulletin, No. 229, January 1959.
List of Classified Documents on Radiation Instrumentation, H.M. Roth, NV135553, Apr 1947.
Los Alamos General Handbook for Radiation Monitoring, R.F. Parker, LA-1835, 2rd ed, Sep 1954.
Los Alamos General Handbook for Radiation Monitoring, J.E. Dummer, LA-1835, 3rd ed, Nov 1958. (NV0017747)
Los Alamos Stock Catalog, radiation section 1950's. (still need)
Manual of Radiological Safety, NAV1.950131.014, Dept. of the Navy, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Mar 1948 (NAVMED P-1283). (NV0756389)
Manufacturers and Distributors of Portable Radiation Detection Instruments Suitable for Prospecting, Atomic Energy Commission, leaflet, Mar 1955.
Manufacturers and Distributors of Portable Radiation Detection Instruments Suitable for Prospecting, AEC Division of Raw Materials, 2 pages, 1955.
NBS Handbook 51, Radiological Monitoring Methods and Instruments, National Bureau of Standards, Apr 1952.
Occurrence and Identification of Uranium Ores and Minerals, Atomic Energy Commission, May 1953.
One sheet summary of Health Physics instruments at Clinton Laboratory - title Measuring Instruments contained in Protective Measures for Personnel, Industrial Medicine on the Plutonium Project, J.J. Nickson, ed. Robert Stone, v. IV-20 in National Nuclear Energy Series, 1951.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, R. Wintenberg, ORNL-TM-1578, 1966.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory Instrument Manual and Manual Index, Book II, Part I, Apr 1948, Central Files # 48-5-133, ORF993/ORF6074, Radiation Instruments Branch, Atomic Energy Commission, Oak Ridge, 1947. (FOIA request no. 04-012 from Oak Ridge, obtained 4/02/04). The document received was missing a large percentage of the sections. Very little remains on radiation detectors. Oak Ridge National Manual, Book II, Part I, 1948. (Index only at the DOE Oak Ridge Reading Room)
ORNL-332, Health Physics Division Instrument Manual, D.M. Davis, 1949.
ORNL-332, Draft revision of report, D.M. Davis, NV16355, 1952.
ORNL-332 (preliminary draft) Survey-Monitoring Instrument Manual, Doyle M. Davis, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, May 1952. (NV0016355)
ORNL-332 (1st revision), Health Physics Division Instrument Manual, D. M. Davis and E.D. Gupton, 1954.
ORNL-332 (2nd revision), Health Physics Division Instrument Manual, D.M. Davis and E.D. Gupton, 1958.
ORNL-332 (3rd edition), Health Physics Division Instrument Manual, D.M. Davis and E.D. Gupton, 1963.
ORNL-332 (Special), Health Physics Division Instrument Manual, D.M. Davis and E.D. Gupton, Feb 1970.
ORNL-332 (5th revision), Health Physics Division Instrument Manual, E.D. Gupton, Aug 1978.
Prospecting with a Counter, R. Wright, Atomic Energy Commission, 1954.
Prospecting for Uranium, Atomic Energy Commission/United States Geological Survey, 1949.
Prospecting for Uranium, Atomic Energy Commission/United States Geological Survey, Oct 1951 revised.
Prospecting for Uranium, Atomic Energy Commission/United States Geological Survey, 1952.
Radiation Instrument Catalog, No. 1, 1949. (ILL University of Texas Library, Austin)
Radiation Instrument Catalog, Supplement, No. 1B, 1949. (ILL Ohio State University Library)
Radiation Instrument Catalog, No. 2 (Part 1 and 2), Jun 1950. (ILL Ohio State University Library)
Radiation Measuring Instruments, RIB-8 (supplement 2), Jul 1954. (ILL Ohio State University Library)
Radiation Instrument Catalog, No. 3, NV41895, 1952. (DOE Nevada Reading Room, Las Vegas)
Radiation Monitoring, U.S. J. Wade and G. Cunningham, General Electric Company, Atomic Energy Commission, Aug 1967.
Radiological Monitoring Methods and Instruments, National Bureau of Standards, Handbook 51, 1952.
Radiation Instrument Photographs, S.G. Thornton, 1950’s-1970’s, Mar 1995. (ORF03484)
Radiation Protection Practices Manual, Hanford Laboratory, K.R. Heid, HW-48066, Oct 1957. (NV16192)
Ra-Det publication by Radiation Instruments Branch, 1953 with v. 6 containing no. 1-2 Jan-Feb; no. 3-4 Mar-Apr; no. 5-6 May-Jun; no. 7-10 Jul-Oct; no. 11-12 Nov-Dec (Library of Congress, Adams Science Library, Wash DC has only v. 6)
Ra-Det publication by Radiation Instruments Branch Apr 1949-Jan 1950 (Apr 1949 v. 1 no. 17; May 1949 v. 1 no. 18; Jun 1949 v. 2, no. 1; Jul 1949 v. 2 no. 2; Aug 1949 v. 2, no. 3; Oct 1949 v. 2, no. 5; Nov 1949 v. 2 no. 6; Dec 1949; Jan 1950 v. 3 no. 1; Jan-Feb 1953 v. 6 no. 1-2). (most complete set in US located at Harvard Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, MA)
Ra-Det, Declassified Reports and Published Articles on Radiation Detectors and Associated Electronics, pp. 56-92, Apr 1949.
Ra-Det, Vol. 3, No. 4, (RADET-3-4), Apr 1950. (NV0040157)
Selected Publications Concerning Uranium Minerals and Prospecting, Atomic Energy Commission, Grand Junction Operations Office, Grand Junction, Colorado, p. 4, Nov 1954.
TID-3070, A Bibliography of Selected AEC Reports of Interest to Industry, 7 parts, 1955.
Use of the Counter for Prospecting, Atomic Energy Commission, leaflet, Apr 1954.
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, Division of Raw Materials, Manufacturers and Distributors of Portable Radiation Detection Instruments Suitable for Prospecting, Mar 1955.
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, Press Release No. 411, February 20, 1952. “Handbook for Uranium Prospectors Revised: Color Plates Picture Common Ores” available from U.S. Government Printing Office.
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, Press Release No. 559, August 13, 1954. “Prospecting with a Counter” available from U.S. Government Printing Office.
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, Grand Junction Operations Office, Selected Publications Concerning Uranium Minerals and Prospecting, Nov 1954.
9. Military Publications
A Prototype High Range Gamma Radiac, G.T. Kiyou et. al., Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory, NRDL-TR-156, Apr 1957. (NV0007925)
Atomic Energy and Radiological Defense, Department of the Air Force, AF Manaul 52.6, May 1949 (ILL Amherst College Library).
Atomic Warfare Defense, Navy Training Courses, NAVPERS 10097, Bureau of Naval Personnel, 1955.
Atomic Warfare Defense, Technical Publications, NAVDOCKS TP-PL-2, Jul 1956.
Canadian Army, Manual of Training, Individual Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Warfare, CAMT 2-10, 1959.
Catalogue of Naval Electronic Equipment, Bureau of Ships, Navy Department, NavShips 900,116, Supplement No. 1, Jan 1948 (also listed as Apr 1946).
Catalogue of Electronic Equipment, Bureau of Ships, Navy Department, NavShips 900,116, Supplement No. 5, Oct 1952.
Catalogue of Radiac Equipment, Bureau of Ships, Navy Department, NavShips 900,141, Jan 1948.
Catalogue of Naval Radio Equipment, Bureau of Ships, Navy Department, SHIPS 275, Aug 1944.
CBR Warfare, Sixth U.S. Army Manual M6-63, Vol. 2, 1959. (NV0010051)
Directory of U.S. Army Signal Equipment and Radiac Equipment, TM11-487J, HQ Department of the Army, May 1959.
Directory of Radiac Equipment, Department of the Navy, NAVSHIPS 94200.5, Dec 1961.
Detection of Land Mines and Sound Ranging, Office of Scientific Research and Development, Vannevar Bush, National Defense Research Committee, James Conant, Summary Technical Report of Division 17, Vol. 1, 1946.
Evaluation of the AN/PDR-37 (XN-1) Radiac Meter, G.A. Work and C.E. Parker, Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory, USNRDL 364, Aug 1952. (NV0008265)
Evaluation of Portable Alpha Survey Instruments, R.F. Merian and J.B. O’Loughlin, AF Special Weapons Center, AFSWC-TR-57-40, 1957. (NV0015325)
Evaluation of Military Radiac Equipment, Report to the Test Director, F.J. Sisk and D.E. Nielsen, Jan 1953.
Evaluation of Military Radiac Equipment, Accuracy of Military Radiacs, G. A. Work, US Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory, ITR-1138, May 1955. (ILL Army War College Library)
Experimental Model Field Decontamination Instrument, NRDL-RB-110 (still need)
Fundamentals of Nuclear Radiation and Radiac Instruments, Special Text 3-155, Aug 1967. (supercedes ST 3-155, Jun 1964)
Handbook for Radiological Defense Subcourses, Department of Defense Special Text, Army RDS-1B, Navy NAV PERS 10852, Air Force RDS-1B, Nov 1949 (contains 1947 Periodic Table by W.M. Welch Manufacturing Company and the Segre Chart of Nuclear Properties from the Nuclear Instrument and Chemical Company)
High Efficiency Ionization Chamber Radiac Set, NRDL-RG-1-10 (still need)
History of the U.S. Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory 1946-1958, NAV1.940715.OC, date unknown. (NV0767938)
Instruction Book for Radiac Set AN/PDR-1 (XN-1), NavShips 91062, 1948. (still need)
Instruction Book for Radiac Set AN/PDR-2, NavShips 91039, 1948. (still need)
Instruction Book for Radiac Set AN/PDR-3, NavShips 91017, 1948. (still need)
Instruction Book for Radiac Set AN/PDR-4, NavShips 91018, 1948. (still need)
Instruction Book for Radiac Set AN/PDR-5, NavShips 91012, 1948. (still need)
Instruction Book for Radiac Set AN/PDR-6, NavShips 91019, 1948. (still need)
Instruction Book for Radiac Set AN/PDR-7, NavShips 91040, 1948. (still need)
Instruction Book for Radiac Sets AN/PDR-8C and AN/PDR-8D, NavShips 91295, Admiral Corporation, Mar 1950.
Instruction Book for Radiac Set AN/PDR-9, NavShips 91035, 1948. (still need)
Instruction Book for Radiac Set AN/UDR-1, NavShips 91041, 1948. (still need)
Instruction Book for Radiac Set IM-3/PD, NavShips 91032, 1948. (still need)
Instruction Book for Radiac Set IM-4/PD, NavShips 91033, 1948. (still need)
Instruction Book for Radiac Set IM-5/PD, NavShips 91034, 1948. (still need)
Instruction Book for Radiac Set IM-7/PD, NavShips 91016, 1948. (still need)
Instruction Book for Radiac Set IM-11/UD, NavShips 91036, 1948. (still need)
Instruction Book for Radiac Set IM-12/UD, NavShips 91037, 1948. (still need)
Instruction Book for Radiac Set AN/PDR-32 (XN-3), NAVSHIPS 91820, 1953. (still need)
Instruction Book for Radiac Set AN/PDR-18, NAVSHIPS 91715 and 91662, 1953. (still need)
Instruction Book for Radiac Set AN/PDR-27C, NAVSHIPS 91444, 1953. (still need)
Instruction Book for Radiac Set AN/PDR-27E, NAVSHIPS 91685, Admiral Corporation, Aug 1952. (NV0041727)
Instruction Book for Radiac Set AN/PDR-27F, NAVSHIPS 91856, Admiral Corporation, Feb 1953.
Instruction Book for Radiac Set AN/PDR-27G and Radiac Demonstration Trainer AN/PDR-27-T1A, National Electric Machine Shops and Specialty Electronics Development Corporation, NAVSHIPS 92071, Nov 1953. (NV0018129)
Instruction Book for Radiac Set AN/PDR-27J, NAVSHIPS 93218, Tung-Sol Electric and Chatham Electronics Division, Sep 1958.
Instruction Book for Radiac Set AN/UDR-10, NAVSHIPS 91465, 1953. (still need)
Instruction Guide for Shipboard Atomic Defense (Radiological Aspects), NAVPERS 10886, 195x.
Interim Development Report for Radiac Equipment AN/PDR(40), Admiral Corporation, Navy Department Bureau of Ships Electronics Division, NObsr-57061, NE-051553, Sep 15, 1952. (ILL FEMA LRC)
Laboratory Reports, (NV15325)
Low-Cost Radiac Instrument for Civil Defense, R.H. Pullen, Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory, Aug 1953. (NV0026114)
Manual of Radiological Safety, NAVMED P-1283, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, U.S. Navy Department, Mar 1948 (ILL Manscen Academic Library, Fort Leonard Wood, MO).
Mark V, Model I Beta-Contamination Meter, W.F. Joseph, USNRDL Rep 344, Feb 1953.
Navy Catalog Listing, BuShips "Catalog of Electronic Equipment", NAVSHIPS 900.116. (not located via ILL)
Nucleonics for the Navy, Bureau of Navy Personnel NAVPERS 10850, Feb 1949.
Nucleonics Fundamentals, Pamphlet 2. Field Command Air Force Special Weapons Project (AFSWP), Jul 1952.
Officer's Call, Radiological Warfare, Vol. II, No. 6, p. 1-12, Psychology Factors in Atomic Warfare, p. 13-14, Oct 1950. (ILL Univ of Washington Library)
Operation and Maintenance of USNRDL Civil Defense Radiac, R.H. Pullen, Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory, Aug 1953. (NV0026115)
Operation Plumbbob, Evaluation of Military Radiac Equipment, Project 2.8, E.J. DiIanni and F.C. Riggia, WT-1417, Nov 1959. (NV0011573)
Operation Snapper, Evaluation of Military Radiac Equipment, Project 6.1, F.J. Sisk and D.E. Nielsen, Jan 1953. (NV0006307)
Operation Teapot, Evaluation of Military Radiac Equipment: Accuracy of Military Radiacs, G.A. Work, USNRDL ITR-1138, May 1955.
Operation Teapot, Evaluation of Military Radiac Equipment, Project 6.1.1a, A.E. Cohen, M.H. Jachter, and H.M. Murphy, Feb 1958 (NV0006256)
Operation Teapot, Nevada Test Site, George A. Work, Project 6.1.2, Accuracy of Military Radiacs, Feb-May 1955, WT-1138, Headquarters Field Command,
Armed Forces Special Weapons Project, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Nov 15, 1957. (ILL National Emergency Training Center)
Operation Upshot-Knothole, Project 6.8, Evaluation of Military Radiac Equipment, Signal Corps Labs and Bureau of Ships, WT-755, J.M. Johnston and G. Poyet, Jun 1954.
Operation Teapot Preliminary Report, Project 38.3, Evaluation of Civil Defense Radiological Defense Instruments, John H. Tolan, ITR-1190, May 1955. (ILL FEMA LRC)
Performance Data on Victoreen Beta Gamma Counter, Model X-263, Flight tests, U.S. Engineer Office, Santa Fe, New Mexico, March 1946.
Passive Defense, Tactical Air Command Defense School, Command Defense School, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, LAFB-L-4-1075, Jul 1954.
Principles of Radiation Contamination and Control, Vol. 2, Procedures and Guidelines Relating to Nuclear Weapons Effect, Bureau of Ships, NAVSHIPS 250-341-3, 1959.
Principles of Radiation Contamination and Control, Vol. 3, Technical Information Relating to Nuclear Weapons Effects, Bureau of Ships, NAVSHIPS 250-341-3, 1959.
Radiac Development at the U.S. Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory, C.E. Martin, Reviews and Lectures No. 76, Jan 1959. (NV0060719)
Radiac Instruments and File Badges used at Atmospheric Nuclear Tests, JAYCOR, DNA-TR-84-338, Sep 1985.
Radiacmeter IM-108/PD, Operation and Organizational Maintenance, TM 11-6665-200-12, Nov 1958.
Radiac Set AN/PDR-27A, 27C, and 27E, TM 11-5543, Department of the Army Technical Manual, Augt 1952.
Radiac Set AN/PDR-27, Dept. of the Army Technical Manual, TM-11-5543, Aug 1952.
Radiac Set AN/PDR-39, Dept. of the Army Technical Manual, TM-11-5514A, Jul 1956. (NV0041728)
Radiac Set AN/PDR-53, Dept. of the Army Technical Manual, TM-11-6665-207-12, Nov 1959. (NV0041464)
Radiac Symposium, Ft. Monmouth, Sep 1949.
Radiac Training Set AN/PDR-T1, Department of the Army, TM-11-5514, Jun 1950. (NV0152393)
Radioactivity Detecting Devices and their Uses, Chemical Corps School, US Army Chemical Center, Radiological Defense Officers Course, 1948.
Radiological Defense, Air Force ROTC Armament Course, Continental Air Command, ConAC Manual 50-11, Vol. 1, Part 6, Nov 1951.
Radiological Defense Vol. IV, Radiac, An Introduction to Radiological Instruments for Military Use, Armed Forces Specials Weapons Project, D.C. Campbell, NV51808, 1950. (ILL Florida Institute of Technology Library).
Radiological Safety, U.S. Naval Supply Depot, Oakland, CA, Chapter XI, p. 36-37, Sep 1950. (ILL Oakland Public Library)
Radiological Safety Manual, Navy Department, USF 85, Dec 1947. *NV0034708)
Radiological Safety Regulations, NavMed P-1325, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, U.S. Navy Department, 1951.
Radiological Warfare, Officers’ Call, Department of the Army, Vol. II, No. 6, p. 1-12, Oct 1950. (ILL Univ of Washington)
SHIPS 242A, List of Naval Electronic Equipment, mid-1940's. (still need)
Subcommittee of the S1 Executive Committee, Use of Radioactive Materials as Military Weapon, Development of Radiation Instruments with Victoreen, General Groves Memo, October 30, 1943.
Supplement to TM 11-5514, Radiac Training Set AN/PDR T-1, Dec 1950. (NV0152393-supplement))
Technical Manual for Radiac Set AN/PDR-43, Department of the Navy, Bureau of Ships, NAVSHIPS 93225(A), Jan 1959.
Technical Manual for Radiac set AN/PDR-27J, Department of the Navy, Bureau of Ships, NAVSHIPS 93218, Sep 1958.
Test Reports No. 11684, Development Engineering Test of G.M. Survey Meter Model No. 101, manufactured by Precision Radiation Instruments, C.K. Shultes, Signal Corps Engineering Laboratory, Jul 1949.
Test Reports No. 11678, Development Engineering Test of Gamma Survey Meter 247-A, Beta Gamma Survey Meter 263-A, and Alpha Survey Meter 356, Victoreen Instrument Company, C.K. Shultes, Squier Signal Laboratory, Signal Corps Engineering Laboratory, Fort Monmouth, NJ, May 1949 (need report).
USNRDL Report 344, Mark V Model I Beta-Contamination Monitor, W.F. Joseph, Feb 1953. (still need)
National Archives, Records of the Bureau of Ships, Record Group 19, 1794-1972.
Ionization Chamber, E.G. Segre, Patent Number 2,521,656; application 1945, patented Sep 1950.
Radiation Detection and Measuring Apparatus and Method, D. W. Engelkemeir, Patent Number 2,574,632; application 1945, patented Nov 1951.
11. Internet Sites
Detectron - www.curtiss.com
Heathkit - www.heathkitmuseum.com
Civil Defense Museum - www.civildefensemuseum.com
Los Alamos Technical Reports, LAMS-1 to LAMS-999, compiled by Gregory Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org
Los Alamos National Laboratory Technical Reports,http://www.cddc.vt.edu/host/atomic/lanltech/lams_t01.txt
Oak Ridge Health Physics Museum, Oak Ridge, TN - www.orau.org
Oak Ridge Health Physics - www.digitalvideo.com
Whites Oremaster - www.whiteselectronics.com
http://civildefensemuseum.org/southrad/index.html; website was formerly www.southernradiation.com
Ebay - vintage radiation detectors/manuals/uranium prospecting books/vendor catalogs; www.ebay.com
Defense Technical Information Center; http://stinet.dtic.mil/stinet/jsp/advanced-tr.jsp
12. Libraries and Museums
Library of Congress - 1) nearly complete set of individually bound technical reports from the Manhattan Project including designators MDDC, ORO, ORNL, CF, NYO, LAMS, LANL, and LA. Located in the Adams Building, Science Reading Room, Technical Reports Section. This technical report series is listed in library catalog and need to request direct access to archive room. All reports in numerical series not available but collection is fairly complete with several thousand documents. Atomic Energy Commission, MDDC 1 (5/27/46) to MDDC 1779 (1948), Oak Ridge, TN and Atomic Energy Commission, AECD 1948 forward. 2) Abstracts of Declassified Documents, Jul 1947 to Jun 1948, contains reports MDDC 1-1779 (this is the predecessor to Nuclear Science Abstracts; call no. QC770.U637, v. 1 and 2, 1947-1948 to present), located in Science Reading Room Stacks. This is the bound series of reports MDDC 1948-1949 in about 80 volumes and complete Nuclear Science Abstracts (listed under call number QC770.U62, but not in on-line catalog). 3) MDDC - Manhattan District Declassification contains listing of declassified AEC documents 1948-1949. AECD - Atomic Energy Commission Documents, continues MDDC series from 1950 forward. 4) The Bibliography, Radiation Detection, First Ed., Jul 1949, Radiation Instruments Branch, Oak Ridge, declassified documents on radiation detection.
Columbia University (M.W. Kellogg Company - Kellex).
Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts.
Defense Technical Information Center (AECD and MDDC reports).
Department of the Interior, Natural Research Library, Wash DC and Bureau of Mines.
DOE Energy Citations Database.
DOE Information Center, Historical Research Center, Germantown, Maryland (excel spreadsheet available with over 40,000 titles in inventory).
DOE Nevada Technical Information Center Library (NV reports, best source of Manhattan Project and AEC reports).
DOE Nuclear Testing Archives, Public Reading Room, Las Vegas, Nevada.
DOE Oak Ridge Public Reading Room Library (ORNL, ORF, ORO, CF reports).
DOE Opennet (Office of Scientific and Technical Information - OSTI).
DOE Richland Operations Office, Public Reading Room, Richland, Washington;www.pnnl.gov
Fairfax County Public Library – Inter-library loan (ILL) very effective in locating early vintage books and manuals, Burke, VA.
Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Emergency Training Center, Learning Resource Center Library, Emmitsburg, MD
Finding Aid for the Stafford Leak Warren Papers, 1917-1980 bulk 1943-1980. Univ. of CA, Young Research Library, Los Angeles, Box 80, Folder 5.
Hagley Museum and Library; Library of Congress/Mellon Collection of Trade Catalogs 1930-1960,1400 items, documents from Manhattan Project; Wilmington, Delaware, 1930-1960. http://www.hagley.lib.de.us/
Harvard University, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine (Ra-Det series).
Livermore National Laboratory Library (Instrument Journal 1950's).
Los Alamos National Laboratory Archives, Los Alamos, New Mexico.
Los Alamos National Laboratory Library (LANL, LAMS, and LAO reports).
Medical University of South Carolina, Waring Historical Library (Dr. Taft and Radium Hound collection from 1930’s).
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Barton Library, http://library.mit.edu
National Archives, College Park, Maryland (AEC, NBS greybacks and BuShips reports).
National Atomic Testing Museum, 755 East Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, Nevada. www.nationalatomictestingmusuem.org
National Emergency Training Center, FEMA, Learning Resource Center, 16825 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, MD 21727.
National Institutes of Standards and Technology Library (NBS Reports and uranium prospecting books).
National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland.
National Library of Medicine, (AECD, MDDC, ORO, CF, and ORNL reports; selected reports on medical topics).
National Technical Information Service, Washington, D.C. www.ntis.gov
Naval Research Laboratory Library, Washington D.C.
Naval Historical Center, Washington Navy Yard, Department of the Navy, Washington, D.C.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory Library (Reviews of Scientific Instruments 1940-1960).
Smithsonian, Museum of American History Library. Washington, DC (1950’s trade catalogs).
Smithsonian, Museum of American History Library Annex, North Capital Street, Washington, DC (1950’s Sears and Roebuck and Montgomery Wards catalogs).
Stafford Leak Warren Papers (Collection 987). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles. Photographs - Warren Stafford meter, Zeuto, Zeus and Victoreen Model 247.
Technical Information Service, - numerical Index of AEC Reports with indications of their availability Dec 1950.
University of California at Los Angeles Library,Stafford Leak Warren Collection, Charles E. Young Research Library, Special Collections, Collection 987, Box 80, Folder 5, 1943-1980.
The Regents of the University of California on behalf of the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections, detector instrument photographs including Victoreen Model X-263 (Stafford Warren Meter and Victoreen X-247.
University of Maryland – Baltimore Campus Library (Nucleonics; complete hardcopy series).
University of Nevada, Lied Library, Las Vegas, Nevada.
University of New Mexico Library (Uranium Information Digest and Uranium Magazine; complete hardcopy series).
US Geological Survey Library (USGS Circular Reports and uranium prospecting books).
13. Department of Energy Technical Reports
NV551, Low Temperature Evaluation of Portable Radiation Instruments, F. Crandall, Reynolds Electrical and Engineering Company, Jul 1960.
NV1211, Preliminary Report on Instruments, T.U. 7.6.4, 1940’s.
NV2926, Letters between vendors, military and AEC, 1956-1957.
NV6244, Operation Teapot, Project 38.3, Evaluation of Civil Defense Radiological Defense Instruments, J.H. Tolan, Federal Civil Defense Administration, WT-1190, 1955.
NV6268, Operation Sandstone, Evaluation of Radiological Survey Instruments, H.L. Andrews and D.C. Campbell, Apr 1949.
NV7938, A Field Beta-Gamma Dose Rate Meter, NRDL-TR-178, F.A. Devlin, May 1957.
NV8265, Evaluation of the AN/PDR-37 (XM-1) Radiac Meter, G.A. Work and C.E. Parker, USNRDL-365, 1952
NV15300, A Portable Scintillation Type Alpha Survey Instrument, W.G. Spear, Hanford, HW-30713, Feb 1954.
NV16356, Introduction to Health Physics Portable Survey Instruments, 1950’s.
NV34708, U.S. Navy, Radiological Safety Manual, 1947.
NV40715, Ra-Det, V. 3, No. 4, Apr 1950.
NV48711, Performance Data on Victoreen Beta-Gamma Counter, Model X-263, Mar 1946.
NV48718, Suggestions for the Design of Radiological Field Instruments, A.L. Klein, 1940’s.
NV48720, Instruments, F.L. Esler, Aug 1946.
NV64031, Instruction Sheet for Make 1 Model 31A Survey Meter, Victoreen Model 263, 1945.
NV66471, US AEC Press Release, Geiger Counter for High School, New York Office, Dec 1949.
NV66504, US AEC Press Release on Conference on Electronic Instrumentation, Nov 1948.
NV69098, Operation Sandstone, Rad Safety Instruments, Dec 1947.
NV70096, New York Operations Office, Radiation Survey Force Plan, Oct 1949.
NV79790, Berkeley Division of Beckman Instruments letter, Sep 1955.
NV79975, Operation Sandstone, Nuclear Explosions, Defense Atomic Support Agency, 1948.
NV94787, Second Conference on Instrument Advisory Group, Armed Forces Special Weapons Project, Pentagon, Dec 1948.
NV97630, Four Portable Radiological Survey Instruments developed at Oak Ridge, 1960’s.
NV103351, AEC Instrument Procurements of National Tech Lab MX-2 and MX-6, Dec 1947.
NV124035, Chapter 11, Radiation Instrumentation and Monitoring, F.R. Shonka, Apr 1949.
NV135561, Ra-Det, V. 1, No. V, Apr 1948.
NV140237, Essentials of Instrumentation, H.L. Andrews, 1940’s.
NV140718, Operation Crossroads, Reports to Rad Safe Instrument Division, 1946.
NV180024, Site X Operating Manual, Metallurgical Laboratory, A.H. Compton and R.S. Stone, May 1943.
NV380882, Health Instrument Group - CMR-12, H.C. Eberline Progress Reports, LANL, 1947-1952.
NV403862, Monthly Progress Report for the Radiation Instruments Branch, Aug 1950.
NV714353, Minutes of Interproject Coordination Meeting on Radiation Survey Instruments, Metallurgical Laboratory, Sep 1944.
NV721347, Health Physics Lecture I - Health Physics, It’s History and Development, K. Z, Morgan, Oct 1946.
NV756389, U.S. Navy, Radiological Safety Manual, Mar 1948.
NV767520, Manhattan District History, Book 1 General, Volume 7 Medical Program, Dec 1946.
NV767534, Manhattan District History, Book 1 General, Volume 7 Medical Program Supplement, 1946.
PNL-9612, National Radiobiology Archives Project, Interview by Stannard of Don Collins, President of Don L. Collins and Associates, who worked on the Manhattan Project in the 1940's, 1978.
14. Atomic Energy Commission Technical Reports
AECD-1082, Radiation Detection Instruments, W. Higinbothan, BNL.
AECD-1789, Operating Manual for Rochester Ion Meter and Accessory Chambers, W.F. Bale, Univ. Of Rochester, declassified Mar 1948.
AECD-1865, A Summary Report on the Development of Electrometer Radiation Instruments, O.G. Landsverk and E.O. Wollan, Jul 1944.
AECD-1935, Operating Instructions for the Gamma Beta Ray Survey Meter, O.G. Landsverk, Argonne National Lab, Oct 1944.
AECD-1972, A Radiation Dose Integrator of High Sensitivity, G. Dessauer, K.E. Davis and F.A. White AECD-1997, Barnaby, R.J. Smith
AECD-2051, Portable Alpha-Activity Measuring Instrument, C.S. Wu and L.J. Rainwater, Columbia Univ, May 1945.
AECD-2168, Neutron Detector, C. Weigand, Apr 1948 (still need).
AECD 2188, The Design and Construction of a Test Instrument for the Model 356 Zeuto, G.P. Apprill, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, Jun 1948 (also LADC-545).
AECD-2203, Scintillation Counters, L. Wouters (still need).
AECD-2208D, Development and Construction of Alpha Counting Equipment, P.H. Firminhac.
AECD-2217, Health Physics and Radiation Protection, K. Morgan, 1948.
AECD-2270, Radioactivity Measurement Techniques, J.H. Pannel (still need).
AECD-2243, Design and Construction of the "Pee-Wee" Portable Proportional Alpha Survey Meter, J.H. Larkins
AECD-2357, Chang and Eng in Use, W.H. Ray, Dec 1944.
AECD-2410, Poppy - Pulse Type Detector for Alphas, Betas, Gammas and Neutrons, C.J. Borkowski and C.R. Marsh, Jun 1945.
AECU-583, Scintillation Counter Symposium of Jun 3-4, 1949, W.H. Jordon, Oct 1949.
AECU-620, Personnel Protection Gamma Radiation Meter, R.J. Watts, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, Nov 1949 (also LADC-728).
ANL-4270, Portable Alpha Counter Mark 1, Mod 41B, C. Wesenberg and F.R. Shonka, Mar 1949.
CF-43-4-156, Health and Safety, J.N. Wilson, Apr 1943.
CF-45-6-11, Catalog of Instruments Classified by Mark and Model Numbers, P.A. Dana, D.L. Collins and H. Palevsky, ORF12899, Jun 1945.
CF-46-12-259, 706-D Manual of Operations, Clinton Laboratory, W.A. Rodger, Dec 1946.
CF-45-5-133, ORNL Instruction Manual, National Laboratory Instrument Manual, Book II, Part I, Apr 1948.
CH-2023, Clinton Laboratories, Health Division, Report for Aug 31, 1944.
CH-2057, Clinton Laboratories, Health Division, Report for Sep 23, 1944.
CH-2189, Clinton Laboratories, Health Division, Report for Oct 31, 1944.
CH-2202, Clinton Laboratories, Health Division, Report for Nov 30, 1944.
CH-2397, Clinton Laboratories, Health Division, Report for Mar 15, 1945.
CH-3763-C, Protective Measures for Personnel, Vol. XX Chapter III, J.J. Nickson, Argonne National Lab, Dec 1946 (chart with portable meters and specs).
CP-1527, The Proportional Alpha Counter, J.A. Simpson, report, 1944.
CP-1817, Manual for the Proportional Alpha Counter, J.A. Simpson, Report, 1944.
CP-1930 Portable Electrometer Instrument, O.G. Landsverk, 1944.
CP-1158, Electrometer, O.G. Landsverk, pre-1944.
CP-2851, Air Proportional Alpha Counter, J. A. Simpson, Oct 1945.
CP-45-5-280, List of Health-Physics Instruments, K. Z Morgan, ORF-12889, May 1945.
CP-44-9-885, Rough Draft of Report on the Status of Health-Physics Instruments, W.H. Ray, Sep 1944.
DUH-1018, Preliminary Report on the "W" Geiger-Counter Research Program, May 1944
DUH-4058, Calibration of Pluto, W.H. Ray, Sep 1944.
DUH-4060, Evaluation of Victoreen Radiation Meters, W.H. Ray, Sep 1944.
HW-371-L Health Instrument Department Logbook, Victoreen Calibration, R.A. Brown, 4-6-45 to 8-26-46.
HW-3-125, Procedures for Maintenance and Operation of the Beckman Portable Survey Meter, Model MX, E.W. Molloy, E.I. Du Pont, Dec 1944.
HW-3-452, Fission Counter, Problem No. IDS-23, M.H. Winkening, July 1944.
HW-3-507, Development and Tests on the Beckman Portable Survey Meter, Problem No. IDS-29, Aug 1944.
HW-3-647, Problem No. IDS-38, Pluto, Sep 1944.
HW-3-920. Special Portable G.M. Outift, IDS-51, Oct 1944. (RL-1-359365)
HW-3-921, Portable G.M. Survey Meter, Problem No. IDS-50, Oct 1944.
HW-3-1352, Simpson Counters - Performance Tests, R.N. Girdler, Dec 1944.
HW-3-1367, Attachments for Pluto, Problem No. IDS-66, H.W. Molloy, Jan 1945.
HW-3-1414, Hallicrafters Simpson Counters, Problem No. IDS-69, C.I. Bradford, Jan 1945.
HW-3-1952, Simpson Counters - Performance Tests, R.M. Girdler, Jan 1945.
HW-3-1650, Pluto, Final Report IDS-38, Feb 1945.
HW-3-1774, Portable Beckman Survey Meter, Final Report IDS 29, Feb 1945.
HW-3-1797, Balanced 959 Meter, Final Report IDS-28, Paint Pail, E.W. Molloy, Mar 1945.
HW-3-1798, Hallicrafter Portable G.M. Survey Meter, Final Report IDS-50, Feb 1945.
HW-3-1824, Special Portable G.M. Survey Meter, Final Report IDS-51, C.I. Bradford, Feb 1945.
HW-7-221, Study of Calibration of Victoreen Integrons, C.W. Botsford, Jul 1945.
HW-2178-T, Instrument Development Technical Notes, Dec 1952.
HW-7184, Introductory Lecture Series in Health Instrumentation, H.M. Parker, Jul 1947.
HW-7184-PT1, Health Instrument Lecture Series Part 1, Jul 1947.
HW-9585, A Portable Fast Neutron Survey Meter, Preliminary Report, P.L. Eisenacher, General Electric Company, Apr 1948.
HW-10253, Radiation Instrument-Hanford Works, H.D. Middel, Jun 1948.
HW-10790, Portable Poppy, P.L. Eisenacher, General Electric Company, Apr 1948.
HW-10792, Probe Type C.P., P.L. Eisenacher, General Electric Company, Apr 1948.
HW-10999, Portable V.G.M. Survey Instrument - Counting Rate on Active Particles in Relationship to Disintegration Rate, L.C. Schwendiusn Jul 1948.
HW-12895, Hanford Works Health Instrument Divisions Activities, H.M. Parker, March 1949.
HW-24192, Glossary of Hanford Terminology, M.A. Boyd, April 1952.
HW-30713, A Portable Scintillation Type Alpha Survey Instrument, W.G. Spear, General Electric Company, Feb 1954. (RS-1-359713)
HW-39431, Portable Scintillation Alpha Survey Instrument, W.G. Spear, Oct 1955. (RL-1-362724)
HW-54347, Transistorized Portable Radiation Instrument Standardization, W.G. Spear, Feb 1958.
HW-73214, Health Instruments Section - Functions, Organizations and Equipment, Aug 1945.
K/EM-101, Radiation Instrument Photographs 1950’s - 1970’s, Oak Ridge K-25 Site, S. G. Thornton, Mar 1995.
LA-753, Series A, Portable Fast-Neutron Fission-Chamber Monitor, R. J. Watts, Oct 1949 (get details).
LA-1274, Personnel Protection Gamma Radiation Meter, R.J. Watts, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, Jul 1951.
LAMS-153, Construction of a Hand Contamination Counter and Radiation Monitor, R. S. Watts, 1944.
LAMS-367, Preliminary Experiments on a High Efficiency Fast-Neutron Counter, V.C. Wilson and C. Wright, 1946.
LAMS-523, Note on the Origin of the Term "barn", M.G. Holloway and C.P. Baker, 1944.
LAMS-619, Pocket Radiation Alarm, R.S. Brown and H.G. Weiss, 1947.
LAMS-740, Design and Construction of the Pee Wee Portable Proportional Alpha Survey Meter, J.H. Larkins, 1947.
LAMS-749, Survey Meter Counter Unit, R.D. Krohn, 1948.
M-1098, Minutes of the Interproject Coordination Meeting on Radiation Survey Instruments, Met Lab, Sep 1944.
MDDC-46, A Manual for the Proportional Alpha Counter, J.A. Simpson (still need).
MDDC-80, A Precision Alpha Proportional Counter, J.A. Simpson, 1946 (still need).
MDDC-99, The multiple-wire Proportional Counter (LADC-149), B. Diven and R.W. Thompson (still need).
MDDC-110, Fast Response Neutron Detector, A.O. Hanson (still need).
MDDC-117, Survey Instrument, Mark 1, Model 10, Zeuto, W.P. Jesse, declassified Jun 1946.
MDDC-118, Survey Instrument, Mark 1, Model 21-A, Zeus, W.P. Jesse, declassified Jun 1946.
MDDC-128, Counting Rate Meter, Model 200 (LADC-97), M. Sands
MDDC-192, Counting Rate Meter, Model 100 (LADC-83), M. Sands (not correct MDDC number).
MDDC-233, Parallel-Plate Alpha Counting System Mark 6, Model 30A, Argonne National Lab
MDDC-282, Investigation of Proportional Counters (LADC-148), B.C. Diven and B. Rossi (still need).
MDDC-289, The Role of Instruments in the Atomic Bomb Project, W.P. Jesse
MDDC-388, A Manual on the Measurement of Radioactivity, A.H. Jaffey, T.P. Kohman and J.A. Crawford, 1943.
MDDC-396, A Survey Meter for the Measurement of Alpha, Beta and Gamma Rays, Fast and Slow Neutrons, O.G. Landsverk
MDDC-536, Health Physics in the Protection and Use of Atomic Energy, W. F. Bale, 1946.
MDDC-562, Ryerson Electrometer, Argonne National Lab
MDDC-766. Counting Rate Meter based on a design by MIT, R.L. Sternberg., 1946.
MDDC-783, Health Physics, Instrumentation, and Radiation Protection, H.M. Parker, NV180439, 1947.
MDDC-805, Manufacturing Specifications for the Portable GM Tube Survey Meter, J. Dorsey, May 1944.
MDDC-811, New Developments in Instruments for Counting and Detecting Nuclear Particles, W.H. Jordon, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Mar 1941.
MDDC-819, Chang and Eng - A Portable Instrument for the Detection of Fast Neutrons in the Presence of Gamma Radiation, P.W. Reinhardt
MDDC-866, Ryerson Pocket Meter, Argonne National Lab (still need).
MDDC-883, High Intensity Beta Gamma Instrument, Mark 2, Model 10, Betty Snoops, Argonne National Lab, declassified Jan 1947.
MDDC-884, An Integration Radiation Meter for Beta and Gamma Rays, Sigmion, Mark 10, Model 70, Argonne National Laboratory, declassified Jan 1947.
MDDC-902, Geiger Counter Radiation Meter, W. H. Hinch, Dec 1943.
MDDC-937, Health Physics and its Control of Radiation Exposure at Clinton Laboratories, K. Z. Morgan, NV180013, Mar 1948.
MDDC-952, Description of an Instruction for Operation and Maintenance of a New Model Gamma Ray Pocket Survey Meter, O.G. Landsverk
MDDC-997, Cutie Pie - A Portable Radiation Instrument, H.U. Fisher and C.O. Bellou, USAEC Oak Ridge, Sep 1945.
MDDC-1057, Portable Probe Type Ionization Meter, Betty Snoops, G.R. Carlson, Dec 1945.
MDDC-1059, Instrument Work in an Atomic Energy Laboratory, H. U. Fisher, declassified Jun 1947 (DTIC).
MDDC-1098, Ionization Chamber for Differential Measurements of Gamma Rays, C.S. Wu and J. Rainwater
MDDC-1137, Four Photographs Illustrating Production of Radioactive Materials, Clinton Laboratories, Jul 1947.
MDDC-1157, Portable Alpha Survey Meter, Mark 1, Model 41A, Argonne National Lab
MDDC-1172, A Simplified Design for the Ames Windowless Counter, W.H. Sullivan (still need).
MDDC-1180, Pocket Radiation Alarm, P.R. Bell, Clinton National Laboratory, declassified Aug 1947.
MDDC-1204, Personnel Monitoring at Clinton Laboratories, L.J. Deal and K.Z. Morgan, NV41682, Mar 1947.
MDDC-1297, Model 100 Counting Rate Meter, J. Gallagher and M. Sands, LADC-333, 1946.
MDDC-1330, Photographs Illustrating Production of Radioactive Materials at Clinton Laboratories, declassified Sep 1947.
MDDC-1331, Walkie-Poppy - A Portable Battery Operated Proportional Type Alpha Survey Counter, R.A. Dandl, Clinton Laboratory, Jun 1945.
MDDC-1414, Laboratory Handling of Radioactive Material, P. C. Tompkins, Clinton National Laboratories, Oct 1947.
MDDC-1484, A Portable Microroentgen Meter, G. Dessauer, Univ of Rocherster, Jul 1944.
MDDC-1495, Air Proportional Counters, J.A. Simpson, Rev. Sci. Instr., 19, p. 733, 1948 (still need).
MDDC-1502, The Clinton Walkie-Talkie and Scale of Two, W.H. Ray, Clinton Laboratory, Aug 1946.
MDDC-1531, Conversion of Air Proportional Counter Alpha Detection Instruments (Poppy) to Detect C-14 Contamination and Soft Beta Radiation, R.H. Firminhac
MDDC-1614, Radiation Meter Model "B", R. Watts
MDDC-1651, Rochester Ion Meter Construction and Operating Details, W.F. Bale
MDDC-1692, Radiation Meter Model "A", R. Watts
MUC-W-PJ-19 (DUH-1018), Preliminary Report on the "W" Geiger-Counter Research Program, Met Lab, University of Chicago, May 1944.
NYO-1523, An Alpha Scintillation Counter for Laboratory Measurements, R.T. Graveson, H. DiGiovanni, and H.D. Levine, 1950s (still need).
ORF06064, X-D-1 Rev. 1, G. M. Gun - Low Voltage Survey Probe Q-821, D.J. Knowles, 1948.
ORF18166, Clinton Laboratory Notes, Notebook No. CL-884, W. A. Rodger, 200 pages, Apr 1945.
ORF18254, Clinton Laboratory Notes, Notebook No. CL-683, C.D. Coryell, 201 pages, Sep 1944.
ORNL-248, Correlation of Counting Rate and Radiation Intensity for Several Types of Geiger Counters, R.E. Zedler, D.M. Davis and R. Stepp, Instrument Department, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oct 1949.
ORNL-4146, Health Physics Instrumentation.
15. Definitions of Terms
AEC - Atomic Energy Commission
AECL - Atomic Energy Commission Laboratory
BNL - Brookhaven National Laboratory
BuShips - Bureau of Ships (Navy)
CF - Central Files (Oak Ridge)
DUH - DuPont, Hanford (1944-1946)
FEMA LRC - Federal Emergency Management Agency, Learning Resource Center
HW - Hanford Works
ILL - Inter-Library Loan (indicates library where reference can be obtained)
LLNL - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
LA - Los Alamos
LAMS - Los Alamos
LANL - Los Alamos National Laboratory
LAO - Los Alamos Operations
LASL - Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory
MDDC - Manhattan District Declassification
MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
NavShips - Navy Ships
NBS - National Bureau of Standards
NIST - National Institute of Standards and Technology
NRDL - Naval Research and Development Laboratory
NV - Nevada Field Office (Department of Energy)
NYO - New York Office
ORF - Oak Ridge Facility
ORNL - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
ORO - Oak Ridge Operations
RADIAC - Radio Activity Detection and Identification and Computation
RL - Richland, Washington
(still need - indicates that reference has been identified but not located for review)