WILLIAM L. BORDEN PAPERS, 1953-1985
William L. Borden was born in 1920 in Washington D.C. and earned bachelor’s and law degrees from Yale University. He worked as a legislative secretary for Connecticut Senator Brien McMahon before becoming Staff Director of the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy in 1949. He wrote a letter to J. Edgar Hoover identifying J. Robert Oppenheimer as a possible threat to the nation and died in 1985.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
The papers contain an incomplete handwritten memoir, an essay on the nuclear debate, and two FBI memos regarding Robert Oppenheimer. Arranged alphabetically.
There is a folder of Borden materials in the Lewis Strauss Atomic Energy Commission Files.
There are two folders of Borden materials in the Bourke B. Hickenlooper Papers, one in Hickenlooper’s Personal Files and the other in the Senate Committee Files, Joint Committee on Atomic Energy.
FBI memos regarding Oppenheimer, 1953 (2 items, copies)
Springtime of the Nuclear Debate by William L. Borden, 1984 and undated (paper presented at a West Point symposium)