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The Department of Energy (DOE) is a Cabinet-level department of the United States Government responsible for energy policy and nuclear safety. Its purview includes the nation's nuclear weapons program, nuclear reactor production for the United States Navy, energy conservation, energy-related research, radioactive waste disposal, and domestic energy production, many of which are funded through its system of national laboratories. Many Federal agencies had been established to handle various aspects of U.S. energy policy, dating back to the creation of the Manhattan Project and the subsequent Atomic Energy Commission. The impetus for putting them all under the auspices of a single department was the 1973 energy crisis, in response to which President Jimmy Carter proposed creation of the Department. The enabling legislation, the Department of Energy Organization Act (91 Stat. 569) was signed into law by President Carter on August 4, 1977. The Department took over the functions formerly vested in the Energy Research and Development Administration, the Federal Energy Administration, the Federal Power Commission, and others, and began operations on October 1, 1977.
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referencedIn Sayers, Dale E. (Dale Edward), 1943-2004. Dale E. Sayers papers, 1959-2004 [manuscript] North Carolina State University, NCSU Libraries
referencedIn American Institute of Physics. Center for History of Physics. Documentation of Postwar Science Project. Records, ca. 1979-1982. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Louis H. (Louis Harry) Roddis Papers, 1823-1990 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice. Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice records, 1961-2010 (bulk, 1980-1989). University of New Mexico-Main Campus
referencedIn Terry Sanford Papers, 1926-1996 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice Records, 1961-2010, 1980-1989 University of New Mexico. Center for Southwest Research
referencedIn Illinois. Dept. of Energy and Natural Resources. Superconducting super collider project proposals of various states, 1985-1988. Illinois State Archive
referencedIn Illinois. Dept. of Energy and Natural Resources. Superconducting super collider environmental impact statement files, 1988. Illinois State Archive
creatorOf Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.). Solar Salt Pond Power Project. Solar Power Salt Pond Collection, 1978-1982. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
referencedIn Gammage (Robert A. ) Papers 96-322; 97-230; 2008-318; 2010-106., 1971-1995 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn Frieman, E. A. Papers, 1959-2000. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. Physics Division. Division Office. Physics Division Field Task Proposals (FTPs) & Financial Plans. Research and Development Files, 1971-1985. American Institute of Physics
referencedIn Princeton University. Plasma Physics Laboratory. Tokamak fusion test reactor high-power deuterium-tritium experiments compendium of press clippings. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.). Solar Thermal Power Systems Project. Solar Thermal Power Systems Collection, 1977-1980. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
creatorOf Rockwell International. Rocketdyne Division. Santa Susana Field Laboratory activity reports, 1985-2010 / Rockwell International Corporation, Rocketdyne Division. California State University, Northridge
referencedIn Illinois. Dept. of Energy and Natural Resources. Superconducting super collider site selection debriefing files, December 1988. Illinois State Archive
referencedIn Illinois. Dept. of Energy and Natural Resources. Superconducting super collider project public meeting files, 1988. Illinois State Archive
referencedIn Carpenter, Kenneth. Kenneth Carpenter collection, 1974-1975. Arizona State University Libraries
referencedIn Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.). Space Materials Science and Technology Section 355. Space Materials Science and Technology Collection, 1976-1989. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
referencedIn Illinois. Dept. of Energy and Natural Resources. Superconducting super collider project administrative files, 1983-1988. Illinois State Archive
referencedIn High-level radioactive waste program records, 1957-1988. Minnesota Historical Society.
referencedIn Bromberg, Joan Lisa. Materials collected for writing the book, "Fusion: science, politics, and the invention of a new energy source", 1922-1982, bulk 1958-1978. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Atomic Energy Division. Engineering records, 1951-1983. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Wisconsin. Radioactive Waste Review Board. Records, 1977-1994. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Janes, George Sargent, 1927-. Oral history interview with George Sargent Janes, 1984 September 19. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Herbert Friedman Papers, 1940-2000 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Seattle City Light. Seattle City Light Biomass Project records, 1978-1985. Seattle Municipal Archives
referencedIn Minnesota State Planning Agency. High-level radioactive waste program records, 1957-1988. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Congressional Files and Related Papers., 1950-1995 (bulk 1990-1992). Minnesota Historical Society.
creatorOf Nierenberg, William Aaron, 1919-2000. Papers, 1932-1986. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Nuclear Waste Management Records, S 1502. 1., 1972-1990 Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University,
referencedIn North Dakota Public Service Commission. Public Utility Division. Federal Power Commission case files, 1955-1982. State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives
referencedIn National Museum of American History (U.S.). Archives Center. Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) Collection, 1985-1992. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Satellite Business Systems. Records, 1971-1990 (bulk 1975-1985). Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Americans for Rational Energy Alternatives. Americans for Rational Energy Alternatives records, 1963-1992 (bulk 1975-1988) University of New Mexico-Main Campus
referencedIn Hedberg, Hollis Dow, 1903-. [Hollis Hedberg papers] University of Kansas Archives / MSS / Rare Books, Kenneth Spencer Research Library
referencedIn Connecticut Citizens Action Group Records., undated, 1964-2002 Archives and Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries
creatorOf Ohio. Lieutenant Governor. Materials pertaining to the Mound non-nuclear facility, 1991- 1994. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Citizens for Alternatives to Radioactive Dumping. Records, 1975-2002. University of New Mexico-Main Campus
referencedIn Frieman, Edward A. Papers, 1959-2000, bulk 1979-1999. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn Elliott, William P. Oral history interview with William P. Elliott, 1991 April 24. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Illinois. Dept. of Energy and Natural Resources. Superconducting super collider formal presentation supplement files, 1987-1988. Illinois State Archive
referencedIn Thiel, Patricia A. Papers, 1953-[ongoing]. Iowa State University, Parks Library
referencedIn Crosbyton Solar Power Project, Records, U 53. 1., 1974-1986 and undated Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University,
referencedIn Waste Deposit Impact Committee (Tex.). Records, 1973-1988, (bulks: 1985-1987). Texas Tech University Libraries, Academic Library
referencedIn Rosenbluth, M. N. Oral History interview with Marshall Rosenbluth, 2003 August 11,16. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn American Institute of Physics. Center for History of Physics. Study of Multi-Institutional Collaborations. Phase I: High-Energy Physics. Oral History Interviews: Series 1. Selected Experiments. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Citizens for Alternatives to Radioactive Dumping Records, 1975-2002 University of New Mexico. Center for Southwest Research
referencedIn American Institute of Physics. Center for History of Physics. Study of Multi-Institutional Collaborations. Phase I: High-Energy Physics. Oral History Interviews. Series 2. Probes. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Dale E. Sayers Papers, 1953-2006 Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Atomic Energy Division. Savannah River Project administrative records, 1953-1989. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Dale E. Sayers Papers, 1953-2006 Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Peña, Federico. Federico Peña papers, 1984-1997 [manuscript]. Denver Public Library, Central Library
referencedIn Halacy, D. S. (Daniel Stephen), 1919-. Daniel Halacy collection, 1974-1981. Arizona State University Libraries
referencedIn Trigg, Bruce. Papers, 1980-2000. University of New Mexico-Main Campus
referencedIn Beattie, Donald A. Donald A. Beattie collection, 1971-1979. Arizona State University Libraries
referencedIn Illinois. Dept. of Energy and Natural Resources. Superconducting super collider public hearing recordings, February 1988. Illinois State Archive
referencedIn Yale University. Office of Grant and Contract Administration. Records of the Office of Grant and Contract Administration, Yale University, Concerning Department of Energy Contracts, 1968-1986 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Roddis, Louis H. (Louis Harry), 1918-. Louis H. Roddis Papers, 1823-1990. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn J. Walter Thompson Company. Information Center Records, 1890s-1987 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Illinois. Dept. of Energy and Natural Resources. Superconducting super collider formal presentation files, 1988. Illinois State Archive
referencedIn Victor Wouk Papers, 1934-2004 California Institute of Technology. Caltech Archives.
referencedIn Vrooman, Robert Schuyler. Robert S. Vrooman collection pertaining to Wen Ho Lee and Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1986-2007 (bulk, 1995-2004) University of New Mexico-Main Campus
referencedIn Schurmeier, Harris M, 1924-. Harris M. Schurmeier Collection, 1970-1986. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
creatorOf Alper, Mickey (Marshall E.), 1930-2001. JPL Solar Thermal Power Systems Projects Collection, 1963-1986. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
referencedIn Crosbyton Solar Power Project, Records, U 53. 2., 1962-1987 and undated Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University,
referencedIn Bennett, G. L. (Gary Lee), 1940-. Gary L. Bennett papers, 1963-2001. Boise State University, Albertsons Library
referencedIn Oertel, Goetz Kuno Heinrich, 1934-. Oral history interview with Goetz K. Oertel, 2001. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Wilde, P. (Pat), 1935-. Ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) collection, 1975-1985. Water Resources Collections and Archives, WRCA
referencedIn Robert S. Vrooman collection pertaining to Wen Ho Lee and Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1986-2007, 1995-2004 University of New Mexico. Center for Southwest Research
referencedIn New York (State). Legislature. Assembly. Task Force on Toxic Substances. Copies of federal government documents relating to toxic contamination in the Niagara Falls region, 1940-1980, bulk 1944-1959. New York State Archives
referencedIn Minnesota. Attorney General. Environmental Protection Division. Nuclear waste disposal and regulation files, 1969-1987. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn American Institute of Physics. Center for History of Physics. Study of Multi-Institutional Collaborations. Phase I: High-Energy Physics. High-Energy Physics Administrators. Oral history interviews, 1990-1991. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Stanley C. Marshall Papers, 1944-2005 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Gammage, Robert A., 1938-. Gammage, Robert A., papers, 1971-1995. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Stickley, Carlisle Martin, 1933-. Oral history interview with Carlisle Martin Stickley, 1984 September 22. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Mid-America Regional Council. Vehicle occupancy study for the Kansas City Metropolitan Region. Mid-Continent Public Library, Administrative Headquarters
referencedIn Hollis Hedberg papers, 1903-1988 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Kansas Collection.
referencedIn Illinois. Dept. of Energy and Natural Resources. Superconducting super collider project town meeting files, 1988. Illinois State Archive
creatorOf Pawnee Business Council. Reading file, 1991. Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma
referencedIn Kolstad, George Andrew, 1919-1996. Response to 1981 History of Nuclear Physics Survey, 1982. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Americans for Rational Energy Alternatives Records, 1963-1992, 1975-1988 University of New Mexico. Center for Southwest Research
referencedIn Richter, Burton, 1931-. Papers, 1952-1999, (bulk: 1963-1999) American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Atchley, B. L. (Bill L.). Bill Atchley papers. 1970-1985, (bulk 1979-1985) Clemson University Libraries, Robert Muldrow Cooper Library
referencedIn Illinois. Dept. of Energy and Natural Resources. Superconducting super collider informational video tapes, 1988. Illinois State Archive
referencedIn Robert N. Giaimo Papers., undated, 1956-1981. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center.
creatorOf Weber, Vin. Congressional files and related papers, 1950-1995 (bulk 1990-1992). Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
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associatedWith Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. Physics Division. Division Office. corporateBody
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associatedWith Minnesota State Planning Agency. corporateBody
associatedWith National Museum of American History (U.S.). Archives Center. corporateBody
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associatedWith Roddis, Louis H. (Louis Harry), 1918- person
associatedWith Roddis, Louis H. (Louis Harry), 1918- person
associatedWith Roddis, Louis H. (Louis Harry), 1918- person
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associatedWith Seattle City Light. corporateBody
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associatedWith Thiel, Patricia A. person
associatedWith Trigg, Bruce. person
associatedWith Vrooman, Robert Schuyler person
associatedWith Vrooman, Robert Schuyler. person
associatedWith Waste Deposit Impact Committee (Tex.) corporateBody
associatedWith Weber, Vin. person
associatedWith Weber, Vin (John Vincent). person
associatedWith Wisconsin. Radioactive Waste Review Board. corporateBody
associatedWith Wouk, Victor 1919-2005 person
associatedWith Yale University. Office of Grant and Contract Administration. corporateBody
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Radioactive wastes--Transportation--Law and legislation--Texas
Radioactive waste disposal
Hazardous waste sites--Law and legislation--Texas
Radioactive waste sites--Cleanup--United States
Radioactive wastes--Texas--Deaf Smith County--Public opinion
Radioactive wastes--United States--Management
Radioactive waste disposal--Public opinion
Radioactive wastes--Public opinion
Radioactive wastes--Environmental aspects--West (U.S.)
Radioactive waste disposal--Law and legislation--Texas
Radioactive waste disposal--Management
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