Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) Collection 1986-1988

Creator
United States. Department of Energy. Environmental Impacts Division
Size
4 linear feet
Location

For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference Staff.

Call number
MC 00332

This collection contains North Carolina's site proposal, a feasibility assessment, notes, United States Department of Energy Environmental Impact Statements, audiocassettes, and videocassettes, and a few other related items pertaining to the development, design, and siting of a Superconducting Super Collider (SSC).

The Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) was to be a ring particle accelerator, proton-proton collider, and high-energy physics laboratory that was to have had a ring circumference of fifty-four miles. It was initially suggested in 1982 by a National Reference Designs Study with its design completed and construction approved by 1987. North Carolina was considered as a possible location for the massive project, but a site in Texas was selected. The project was cancelled by Congress in 1993.

Biographical/historical note

The Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) was to be a ring particle accelerator, proton-proton collider, and high-energy physics laboratory that was to have had a ring circumference of fifty-four miles. It was initially suggested in 1982 by a National Reference Designs Study with its design completed and construction approved by 1987.

North Carolina was considered as a possible location for the Superconducting Supercollider and a building site was chosen that extended the circular underground structure through areas in Durham, Granville, and Person counties. Out of the twenty-five possible locations that were considered, North Carolina was deemed the best nationally in terms of the most important site criterion: geology.

The North Carolina site proposal was submitted in August 1987 and chosen in December 1987 by a committee from the National Academy of Sciences as one of seven of the final sites possible in the United States for construction of the project. The eleven billion dollar project was awarded, however, to a site in Texas that was advocated by then Vice President George H. W. Bush. In 1988, Waxahachie, Texas was selected as the location best suited for the Superconducting Super Collider. Construction of the Superconducting Super Collider was begun near Waxahachie, Texas, but the project was cancelled by Congress in 1993.

Scope/content

This collection contains North Carolina's site proposal, a feasibility assessment, notes, United States Department of Energy Environmental Impact Statements, audiocassettes, and videocassettes, and a few other related items pertaining to the development, design, and siting of a Superconducting Super Collider (SSC).

Physical description

8 archival boxes

Arrangement

Material remains in the order that it was received.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) Collection, MC 00332, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Unknown.

Processing information

Processed by Michael Watts, 2007 June

Encoded by Michael Watts, 2007 June

Super Collider R and D
Box 1, Folder 1
Feasibility Study - SSC - Volume 1
Box 1, Folder 2
Feasibility Study - SSC - Volume 2
Box 1, Folder 3
Feasibility Study - SSC - Site Evaluations
Box 1, Folder 4
GAO - Congressional Report
Box 1, Folder 5
SSC - Economic Impacts - UNC Charlotte
Box 1, Folder 6
SSC - DOE Site Evaluations - w/ Super Collider Super Mistake Bumper Sticker
Box 1, Folder 7
State of North Carolina Site Proposal - 1
Box 1, Folder 8
State of North Carolina Site Proposal - 2
Box 1, Folder 9
State of North Carolina Site Proposal - 3
Box 1, Folder 10
State of North Carolina Site Proposal - 4
Box 1, Folder 11
State of North Carolina Site Proposal - 5
Box 1, Folder 12
State of North Carolina Site Proposal - 6
Box 2, Folder 1
State of North Carolina Site Proposal - 7
Box 2, Folder 2
State of North Carolina Site Proposal - 8
Box 2, Folder 3
State of North Carolina Site Proposal - Geology Appendix
Box 2, Folder 4
SCC - DOE Environmental Impact Statement - w/notes - Volume 4
Box 2, Folder 5
SCC - DOE Environmental Impact Statement - w/notes - Volumes 1, 3, 4 w/appendix 4
Box 2, Folder 6
SCC - DOE Environmental Impact Statement - w/notes - Volumes 4 w/appendix 10-13 of 16
Box 2, Folder 7
SCC - DOE Environmental Impact Statement - w/notes - Volumes 4 w/appendix 14 of 16
Box 3, Folder 1
SCC - DOE Environmental Impact Statement - Invitation for Site Proposals
Box 3, Folder 2
SCC - DOE Environmental Impact Statement - Invitation for Site Proposals - Questions and Answers - Copy 2
Box 3, Folder 3
DOE Environmental Impact Statement Volumes 1 and 3, Volume 4 w/appendix 4
Box 3, Folder 4
DOE - SSC Waste Generation
Box 3, Folder 5
DOE - SSC Invitation for Site Proposals w/notes
Box 3, Folder 6
DOE - SSC Invitation for Site Proposals w/notes - copy 2
Box 3, Folder 7
DOE - SSC Final Environmental Impact Study - Vol. 1
Box 4, Folder 1
DOE - SSC Final Environmental Impact Study - Vol. 2
Box 4, Folder 2
North Carolina and the Superconducting Super Collider - pamphlets
Box 4, Folder 3
DOE - SSC Final Environmental Impact Statement - Volume 2.A.1 - pgs. 1 - 500
Box 4, Folder 4
DOE - SSC Final Environmental Impact Statement - Volume 2.A.1 - pgs. 501 - 1005
Box 4, Folder 5
DOE - SSC Final Environmental Impact Statement - Volume 2.A.1 - pgs. 1006 - 1503
Box 4, Folder 6
DOE - SSC Final Environmental Impact Statement - Volume 2.A.1 - pgs. 1504 - 2006
Box 5, Folder 1
DOE - SSC Final Environmental Impact Statement - Volume 2.A.1 - pgs. 2007 - 2508
Box 5, Folder 2
DOE - SSC Final Environmental Impact Statement - Volume 2.A.1 - pgs. 2209 - 3007
Box 5, Folder 3
DOE - SSC Final Environmental Impact Statement - Volume 2.A.1 - pgs. 3008 - 3512
Box 5, Folder 4
DOE - SSC Final Environmental Impact Statement - Volume 2.A.1 - pgs. 3513 - 3986
Box 5, Folder 5
DOE - SSC Final Environmental Impact Statement - Volume 2.A.1 - pgs. 3987 - 4377
Box 5, Folder 6
DOE - SSC Final Environmental Impact Statement - Volume 2.B. - Response - 1 of 3
Box 6, Folder 1
DOE - SSC Final Environmental Impact Statement - Volume 2.B. - Response - 2 of 3
Box 6, Folder 2
DOE - SSC Final Environmental Impact Statement - Volume 2.B. - Response - 3 of 3
Box 6, Folder 3
DOE - SSC Final Environmental Impact Statement - Volume 2 .A.2 - pgs. 1 - 320
Box 6, Folder 4
DOE - SSC Final Environmental Impact Statement - Volume 2 .A.2 - pgs. 321 - 688
Box 6, Folder 5
DOE - SSC Final Environmental Impact Statement - Volume 2 .A.3
Box 6, Folder 6
DOE - SSC Final Environmental Impact Statement - Volume 3
Box 6, Folder 7
DOE - SSC Final Environmental Impact Statement - Volume 4- Appendix 1-3 of 16
Box 6, Folder 8
DOE - SSC Final Environmental Impact Statement - Volume 4- Appendices 1, 4, 6, 9, 10, 12 - 16 Errata and Revisions
Box 6, Folder 9
DOE - SSC Final Environmental Impact Statement - Volume 4- Appendix 5 Errata
Box 7, Folder 1
DOE - SSC Final Environmental Impact Statement - Volume 4- Appendix 5 Errata
Box 7, Folder 1
DOE - SSC Final Environmental Impact Statement - Volume 4- Appendix 7
Box 7, Folder 2
DOE - SSC Final Environmental Impact Statement - Volume 4- Appendix 11
Box 7, Folder 3
DOE - SSC Final Environmental Impact Statement - Volume 4- Appendix 5a of 16
Box 7, Folder 4
DOE - SSC Final Environmental Impact Statement - Volume 4- Appendix 5b
Box 7, Folder 5
DOE - SSC Final Environmental Impact Statement - Volume 4- Appendix 6-9 of 16
Box 7, Folder 6
DOE - SSC Final Environmental Impact Statement - Volume 4- Appendix 8
Box 7, Folder 7
DOE - SSC Final Environmental Impact Statement - Volume 4- Appendix 15 - 16
Box 7, Folder 8
VHS Videotape - Super Collider National Video Rev.
Box 7, Folder 9
10 Audio Cassettes
Box 8, Folder 1

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) Collection, MC 00332, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.