Oral history interview with Melvin S. Day 1997 July 15
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In the 1870s the Surgeon General's library occupied space in Ford's theater in Washington, D.C. Beginning in 1872 library officials began seeking legislative funding and approval for a proper building. Concerted efforts during the 1880s won approval for a new building at 7th and Independence, which was occupied in 1887. In the 1910s, having outgrown this facility, the library began requesting another new building. These attempts failed until 1938, when a new Armed Forces Medical Library building...
This collection of transparencies was used by representatives of the Atomic Energy Commission (A.E.C.) during a presentation before the Alaska House State Affairs Committee, April 4, 1970, in Juneau. At the time of the presentation, the A.E.C. was planning a second underground nuclear test on Amchitka Island in 1971, code-named CANNIKIN. Testimony was heard from several groups against a second test as well as adverse testimony about the first test which took place in October, 1969 and was code n...
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was established as an independent agency of the executive branch on October 1, 1958 by the National Aeronautics and Space Act (72 Stat. 426), approved July 29, 1958. It superseded the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). NASA conducted redsearch on problems of flight, developed aeronautical and space vehicles, explored outer space, and participated in international programs for the peaceful development of space technology....
Born in Lewiston, Maine on 22 January 1923. Education: B.S., Chemistry, Bates College (1943). Employment: 1943-1944 Metal Hydrides Inc ; 1944-1946 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ; 1946-1948, 1950-1960 Atomic Energy Commission ; 1960-1970 National Aeronautics and Space Administration ; 1970-1972 National Science Foundation ; 1972-1978 National Library of Medicine ; 1978-1982 National Technical Information Service ; 1982-1984 Thyssen-Bornemisza Corp., Netherlands ; 1984-1986 International Thompson ;...