History On Tap Online: Alan Carr Discusses The Fourth Spy

Los Alamos Historical Society News:

Join the Los Alamos Historical Society for History on Tap online at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 1.

LANL historian Alan Carr will lead a conversation about Oscar Seborer, recently discovered to have spied in Los Alamos during World War II.

History on Tap is free. Find the link to attend here.

In September 2019, historians John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr published an article unmasking Oscar Seborer as a wartime spy at Los Alamos. The FBI records Haynes and Klehr discovered left little doubt that Seborer was guilty of espionage, but they shed very little light on what he did at Los Alamos and what he might have stolen for the Soviet atomic bomb program.

During his June 1 conversation, Carr will provide some insight into Seborer’s espionage, utilizing very recently discovered records from LANL’s National Security Research Center.

Carr serves as a Program Manager and the Senior Historian for Los Alamos National Laboratory. During his 17 years at the Lab, Carr has produced several publications pertaining to the Manhattan Project, nuclear weapons testing, and the Laboratory’s development during the Cold War years. He has lectured for numerous professional organizations and been featured as a guest on many local, national, and international radio and television programs. Before coming to Los Alamos, Carr completed his graduate studies at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.

About History on Tap

History on Tap is part of the On Tap series presented by the Los Alamos Creative District. Each evening begins with a short, informal presentation followed by a lively group discussion. Learn more at https://www.creativelosalamos.com.

About the Los Alamos Historical Society

The Los Alamos Historical Society preserves, promotes, and communicates the remarkable history and inspiring stories of Los Alamos and its people for our community, for the global audience, and for future generations. More information about the Historical Society can be found at www.losalamoshistory.org. Stay up to date with the latest news from the Historical Society by following @LosAlamosHistory on Facebook and Instagram.


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