Charter residents and newcomers can enjoy the rich history of Oak Ridge in the Oak Ridge Public Library's Oak Ridge Room. There, patrons can find information and items that will give them an idea of what life was like in the 1940's when Oak Ridge was a brand new town as well as current information about our city government and issues important to citizens today.Oak Ridge CemeteriesNew pre-Oak Ridge historical photos available for viewing (Oak Ridger article)Community Television Videos now available for check outProject Ownership MapsBooks by Oak Ridge AuthorsBooks about Oak RidgePeriodical and Newspaper Articles about Oak Ridge
Browse our collection of oral histories and personal accounts Enjoy our Department of Energy PhotographsSee what's available in the vertical file collection Choose material listed on the Oak Ridge bibliography More Resources
City Behind a Fence by Charles W. Johnson and The Oak Ridge Story by George O. Robinson give an excellent overview of how Oak Ridge came to be. The Oak Ridgers by Martha Cardwell Sparrow paints a vivid picture of daily life in the "frontier town." We'll Call it Wheat by Dorathy Moneymaker chronicles the thriving Wheat Community that was here before Oak Ridge. In addition to these titles you will find materials about the Manhattan Project and the making of the first atomic bomb. The Manhattan Project by Stephane Groueff, Now It Can Be Told by Leslie Groves, and The Road to Trinity by Kenneth D. Nichols are accounts of this important and interesting time in our history.
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