After the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, Albert Einstein formed the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists. The aim was to educate the American public about atomic power and gain support for ending war. The committee produced a series of leaflets and gained a large donor base, however, ultimately they disbanded as they disagreed about their aims.
The letters to the committee have been scanned, but now need to be transcribed in order to help research and make them more accessible to the public. It is easy to transcribe a letter – just choose a letter, click on transcribe, type in the box and then click on save. There is no need to worry about formatting.