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Bush and his colleagues
recognized that the international situation required that NDRC draw upon existing laboratories, private and public. NDRC
questioned the Army and Navy on their current research and needs. NDRC also wrote to 725 colleges and universities
nationwide to obtain information about their staffs and facilities that might be used for military research.
Vavenar Bush general overview and links to NDRC
Status of Contract funds of the NDRC
Form of Organization of the NDRC
NDRC - Office of the Chairman
Section A-1 Explosives, John von Neumann listed
Division D - Detection, Control and Instruments of the NDRC, Compton as Chairman
Navy Department Liason Officers, Bureau of Ships
Navy Department Liason Officers, Bureau of Ships, Supplement
List of Contractors, universities
Second page of contractors, still universities
Contractors, now companies listed
Final page of contractors, summary.
Memorandum by FDR to Bush: ".. the whole thing should be pushed not only in regard to development, but also
With due regards to time."
Report of the NDRC for the first year
Pledge of Secrecy for Compton