New Mexico Role in Cold War (1945-1989)

The following are source documents which cover the New Mexico Role in Cold War (1945-89). They are intended to be used for teaching New Mexico history.

  • German Scientists Move to NM

    • American V-2 Rocket Facilities
      Primary Document - Library of Congress
      The Historic American Engineering Record complied pictures and drawings of the American V-2 Rocket Facilities at White Sands, NM. These were done after 1968. The development of the large liquid fueled rocket, which has profoundly affected events in
    • Commemorative Plaque at V2 Gantry Base
      Photograph - Library of Congress
      The development of the large liquid fueled rocket, which has profoundly affected events in the twentieth century, was initiated by the Germans in the 1930s and, after World War II, continued by the United States at White Sands Proving Ground (now
    • Gantry Crane view from Blast Pit
      Photograph - Historic American Engineering Record Collection, Library of Congress
      This photo shows the Gantry Crane where the rocket would be launched and the blast pit. In all, 67 V-2 rockets were assembled and tested at White Sands between 1946 and 1952, providing the U.S. invaluable experience in the assembly, pre-flight
  • Sandia National Laboratories

    • Sandia Base is Now Producing Atomic Weapons
      Newspaper Article - Las Cruces Sun News
      This document describes the details leading to the establishment of what later became Sandia National Laboratories. It explains the separation from Los Alamos and the role of the Atomic Energy

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