Guide to Federal Records

Records of the Energy Research and Development Administration [ERDA]


(Record Group 430)
1956-77

Overview of Records Locations

Table of Contents

  • 430.1 Administrative History
  • 430.2 Records of Field Offices 1956-77
    • 430.2.1 Records of the Rocky Flats Area Office, Rocky Flats, CO
    • 430.2.2 Records of the Nevada Operations Office, Las Vegas, NV
    • 430.2.3 Records of the Idaho Operations Office, Idaho Falls, ID

430.1 Administrative History

Established: As an independent agency by the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 (88 Stat. 1234), October 11, 1974. Became operational, effective January 19, 1975, by EO 11834, January 15, 1975.

Predecessor Agencies:
  • Atomic Energy Commission (AEC, 1946-74)
  • Office of Coal Research (OCR), Department of the Interior (1960- 74)
Functions: Administered research and development programs relating to the use of energy from nuclear, fossil, solar, geothermal, and other energy sources.

Abolished: By the Department of Energy Organization Act (91 Stat. 577), August 4, 1977.

Successor Agencies: Department of Energy (1977- ).

Security-Classified Records: This record group may include material that is security-classified.

Related Records:
Records of the President's Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island, in RG 220, Records of Temporary Committees, Commissions, and Boards.
Record copies of publications of the Energy Research and Development Administration in RG 287, Publications of the U.S. Government.
Records of the Atomic Energy Commission, RG 326.
Records of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, RG 431.
General Records of the Department of Energy, RG 434.

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430.2 Records of Field Offices
1956-77

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430.2.1 Records of the Rocky Flats Area Office, Rocky Flats, CO

Textual Records (in Denver): Drafts of preliminary environmental statements developed by ERDA on the Rocky Flats, CO, plant of Rockwell International, an ERDA contractor, with background materials, 1975-77.

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430.2.2 Records of the Nevada Operations Office, Las Vegas, NV

Textual Records (in Los Angeles): Research and development project files of EG&G, Inc., an ERDA contractor, 1976. Master plans originated by Holmes and Narver, a DOE contractor, 1956-76.

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430.2.3 Records of the Idaho Operations Office, Idaho Falls, ID

Textual Records (in Seattle): Interoffice correspondence of Aerojet Nuclear Company, an AEC and ERDA contractor, 1966-75. Management directives of ERDA contractors, Aerojet Nuclear Company and EG&G, Inc., 1973-77. Technical reports of Aerojet and EG&G, 1975-76.

Motion Pictures: Unclassified film footage produced by ERDA contractor EG&G, 1959-62 (9 reels), 1967 (2 reels).


Bibliographic note: Web version based on Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States. Compiled by Robert B. Matchette et al. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1995.
3 volumes, 2428 pages.

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