Informational Materials

Listed below are complimentary historical materials available at the Y‑12 History Center or for viewing or downloading from this page. All files are in Adobe PDF format.


  • Image of John GooginA Biography of Dr. John M. Googin
    A warm tribute and loving memorial for Dr. John M. Googin, published by his friends and colleagues in Y‑12’s Development Division. (Size: 856 KB)
  • Image of Jack CaseJack Case and The Jack Case Center
    Articles on Jack Case first published in The Oak Ridger and the Oak Ridge Observer and posted on YSource, Y‑12’s intranet. (Size: 8.09 MB)
  • Image of Jack CaseA Rough Road Leads To The Stars
    A discussion of NASA’s Gemini and Apollo programs, and Y‑12’s contributions to those missions. (Size: 4.17 MB)
  • Image of Jack CaseDedication, Innovation, and Courage: A Short History of Y-12
    An introduction to the key elements in the history of the Y-12 National Security Complex from the Manhattan Project to the present. Includes a brief treatment of the history of Bear Creek Valley prior to the Manhattan Project. (Size:1.60 MB)


  • Image from front of fact sheetWhat is a Calutron?
    Explains the operation and significance of Y‑12’s calutrons that, at Y‑12’s peak of production in World War II, numbered 1,152. (Size: 232 KB)
  • Image from front of fact sheetY-12’s Jack Case and New Hope Centers
    Provides information about the two most visible of Y-12’s modernization projects, both of which are privately financed buildings. (Size: 193 KB)


  • Image from front of postcardLogos postcard
    Front shows aerial view of plant overlaid with various logos. Back provides comments on logos. (Size: 116 KB)
  • Image from front of postcard 60th Anniversary postcard
    Front shows various historical and current photos celebrating Y-12’s 60 years of service. Back provides comments on historical highlights. (Size: 147 KB)