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Lauren R. Donaldson Collection

In 1946, Lauren R. Donaldson and several of his scientific colleagues were selected as radiation monitors for Operation Crossroads, which was the codename for the first atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll. During this operation, two nuclear bombs were detonated above and below the ocean surface, contaminating the organs and tissues of living creatures and plants with large doses of radioactivity. Over the next twelve years, Dr. Donaldson and his colleagues would return a number of times to perform research related to these activities. Recently, the University of Washington Libraries Digital Collections team digitized selected personal logs, photo albums, papers, and ephemera from the surveys undertaken by this team of researchers. Visitors can browse the collection, or they may wish to get started by looking over the sample searches which include "1946 Operation Crossroads" and "1947 Bikini Atoll Radiological Survey". Also, visitors can learn more about Dr. Donaldson and peruse a finding aid for his own personal and academic papers which are also held by the University of Washington.
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Date of Scout Publication
March 14th, 2008
Date Of Record Creation
March 14th, 2008 at 9:10am
Date Of Record Release
March 14th, 2008 at 10:35am
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