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ORAU History - 1963

In February of 1963, construction on the new library building and Administration Annex was completed. The new library building, known today as MC-120, was formally dedicated in the fall of 1963. It was designated as an Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) depository, which allowed it to make collections and services available to the general public regardless of place of residence.

Experimental immunology studies on marmosets were begun under sponsorship of the U.S. Air Force in 1963.

The AEC summer institute on “Humanistic Discussions in Science” was offered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Nuclear Studies (ORINS) in 1963. The six-week institute attended by 30 distinguished professors of history, philosophy, political science, sociology, literature, and art brought together the often disparate communities of the science and humanities.

Attendance at the American Museum of Atomic Energy (later renamed the American Museum of Science Energy) reached a record high of 122,346 in 1963, a gain of 19,290 over the previous year. Visitors represented all 50 states and 88 foreign countries.