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Thomas Blanton (NSA)
30 YEARS OF NUCLEAR HISTORY ARE PRESERVED
IN COLLECTION OF NUCLEAR CONTROL INSTITUTE'S PAPERS
AT THE NATIONAL SECURITY ARCHIVE
The collection includes the papers of the Nuclear Control Institute from its founding in 1981 to the present, as well as the papers of NCIs founding president, Paul Leventhal, relating to his nuclear investigative and legislative work in the U.S. Senate in the 1970s.
The NCI papers cover the Institutes
engagement in the leading nuclear non-proliferation issues of the past
2½ decades, beginning with
Leventhals Senate papers begin with the
Senate Government Operations Committees investigation, hearings and draft
legislation leading to enactment of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974,
which abolished the Atomic Energy Commission and replaced it with independent
regulatory and promotional agencies---the present-day Nuclear Regulatory
Commission and Department of Energy.
The Senate papers also cover the committees investigation of
The National Security Archive is fortunate to acquire such a rich historical record of the past three decades of efforts to stop the further spread of nuclear weapons and prevent nuclear terrorism, said Thomas Blanton, director of the National Security Archive. These papers will be of immense value to journalists, members of the public and future historians who want insights into early efforts to curb nuclear dangers.
Leventhal, who will continue to manage NCI as a website-based program and to remain engaged in proliferation issues, said: The Institutes papers will help to maintain a marketplace of ideas that is so essential to ensuring that the non-proliferation community is both relevant and effective in addressing the fast-paced nuclear developments confronting the world today. He noted that in addition to donating its papers to the National Security Archive, NCI is scanning and key-wording its core documents going back to 1981 that pre-date its website, so that they will also be word searchable on the NCI website.
A summary of the highlights of the NCI Collection is attached to this press release. The complete subject catalogue of boxes will be available on the websites of the Nuclear Control Institute (www.nci.org) and the National Security Archive (www.nsarchive.org), as well as a word searchable on the ALADIN, the shared online digital library catalog of the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC). Access to the boxed collection is only through a National Security Archive staff member. Please consult the Guide for Researchers at http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/nsa/archive/resguide.htm for information on how to research the Archives unpublished document collections.