S. L. Sanger papers, 1984-2015  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Sanger, S. L
Title
S. L. Sanger papers
Dates
1984-2015 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.77 cubic feet (4 boxes) plus 57 CDs
Collection Number
4070
Summary
Newspaper reporter who authored two books, "Hanford and the Bomb" and "Working on the Bomb"
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Stephen L. Sanger was born on March 24, 1936, in Iowa City, Iowa. His childhood was spent on farms around the state until 1950, when he began high school in Iowa City. He enlisted in the Army in 1956, but only served for six months due to pneumonia and other related issues.

Following his graduation from the University of Iowa in 1959 with a bachelor's degree in history, Sanger moved to San Francisco, where he worked as a copy boy at the "San Francisco News-Call Bulletin." He also did graduate work in history and journalism at both San Francisco State College and the University of Iowa. Sanger worked for thirty years as a reporter at newspapers in Iowa, Ohio, California, Hawaii, and Washington state before his retirement from the "Seattle Post-Intelligencer" in 1988. After that time, he wrote freelance magazine articles as well as two books, "Hanford and the Bomb" and "Working on the Bomb."

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Tape-recorded reminiscences used as the basis for S. L. Sanger's book "Hanford and the Bomb: An Oral History of World War II", published in 1989 by Living History Press, Seattle. Transcripts of interviews, correspondence, research materials, promotional materials, and book reviews related to his published works, "Hanford and the Bomb" and "Working on the Bomb" (1995). Collection also includes, Sanger's Seattle Post-Intelligencer articles about Hanford and the 40th anniversary of the Trinity Test in New Mexico, a copy of Sanger's August 2015 letter to the New York Times, and an uncorrected page proof from "Working on the Bomb".

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights retained. Contact UW Special Collections for details.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 4070-001: S. L. Sanger audio recordings and papers relating to Hanford and the Bomb: an oral history of World War II, 1991, 2013Return to Top

.63 cubic feet (3 boxes)
57 CDs

Scope and Content: Tape-recorded reminiscences, 1985-1986; tape summaries, 1991; CD audio reproductions of 6 of the taped reminiscences; uncorrected proof of monograph, 1989.

Reminiscences used as the basis for S. L. Sanger's book, Hanford and the Bomb: An Oral History of World War II, published in 1989 by Living History Press, Seattle.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights retained. Contact repository for details.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Stephen Sanger, 2/22/90; tape summaries from John Eby, April 1991, 2/22/1990.

Accession No. 4070-002: S. L. Sanger papers, 1984-2015Return to Top

1.14 cubic feet (1 box)

Scope and Content: Transcripts of interviews conducted for two books ("Hanford and the Bomb" (1989) and "Working on the Bomb" (1995)), as well as correspondence and research materials, promotional materials and book reviews, "Working on the Bomb" uncorrected page proof, Sanger's Seattle Post-Intelligencer articles about Hanford and the 40th anniversary of the Trinity Test in New Mexico, and a copy of Sanger's August 2015 letter to the New York Times.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights retained. Contact Special Collections for details.

Acquisition Info: Stephen L. Sanger, 2015-09-24

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1 4070-002
Correspondence
1986-1992
1 4070-002
Research materials and clippings
1980s
1 4070-002
Book reviews and reader reports
1985-1996
1 4070-002
Published articles
1985-2001
1 4070-002
Interview transcrips
1980s
1 4070-002
Hanford and the Bomb manuscript
1995
1 4070-002
Working on the Bomb promotional materials
1995
1 4070-002
Hanford and the Bomb
1989
1 4070-002
Working on the Bomb
1995
1 4070-002
New York Times letter to the editor
2015

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Atomic bomb--Washington (State)--Hanford
  • Personal Names :
  • Sanger, S. L.--Archives
  • Geographical Names :
  • Hanford (Wash.)--History
  • Hanford Site (Wash.)--History
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Book reviews
  • Interviews
  • Personal correspondence
  • Sound recordings
  • Titles within the Collection :
  • Hanford and the bomb : an oral history of World War II--Sources

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)