Center for Land Use Interpretation Los Alamos Rolodex, 1967-1978
Mixed media, 9 x 6 x 7 inches
Courtesy of Rich Pell and the Center for Land Use Interpretation
Institutions are capable of leaving behind a databody just as individuals do. These discarded artifacts may provide a glimpse into even the most secretive institutions. Discovered by the director of the Center for Land Use Interpretation amidst the discarded rummage pile of a New Mexico military surplus dealer, the Los Alamos Rolodex offers us a rare glimpse into the invisible human network that comprised one of the most secretive and consequential actions any government has ever undertaken, the development of the atomic bomb.