The papers include a large quantity of Amrine's literary manuscripts,
together with correspondence, print and near print material relating to a number of subjects, most importantly, atomic energy research and development.
Michael Amrine (1918-1974) began his career in journalism in 1934, working for a number of years with the Federation of Atomic Scientists while editing the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. Amrine is the author of a number of books, including This Awesome Challenge (1964). Correspondents include:
Albert Einstein, Hans Bethe, Harold Urey, Thomas Hart Benton and William Allen White. Other materials include a collection of black and white still photographs relating to Amrine's research interests and tape recorded interviews, used as background for a number of his books.
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