Materials for documentary film: The world of Enrico Fermi, ca. 1930-1968.


Materials for documentary film: The world of Enrico Fermi, ca. 1930-1968.

Collection consists of the documentation amassed in producing the documentary film. It includes transcripts of the interviews conducted for the film with physicists who worked with Fermi in Rome, at Columbia University, the University of Chicago, and Los Alamos; scripts; research notes; and correspondence. Only a small portion of this material was used in the final version of the 46 minute educational film intended primarily for American high school and college students. Unedited transcripts of filmed interviews with Dr. and Mrs. Harold M. Agnew, Eduardo Amaldi, Herbert Anderson, Hans A. Bethe, John Baudino, Gina Castelnuovo, Owen Chamberlain, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Geoffrey Chew, Laura Fermi, Eugenio Fubini, Samuel A. Goudsmit, David Hawkins, Percival King, Tsung-Dao Lee, John Marshall, Leona Marshall, Dorothy McKibbin, Nicholas Metropolis, Philip Morrison, Norman Nachtrieb, Jay Orear, Isidor I. Rabi, Franco Rasetti, Arthur H. Rosenfeld, Emilio G. Segrè, Cyril S. Smith, George L. Weil, and Chen Ning Yang.

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SNAC Resource ID: 8255537

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