Patterson On Energy
Nuclear power: Patterson
Beginning in the 1960s I collected
popular and semi-popular books on nuclear energy for more than
three decades, eventually acquiring more than 500 titles. I also obtained many official documents and
accumulated a lot of nuclear ephemera - brochures, posters,
pamphlets, badges and other material - from nuclear issues and
campaigns around the world. I was delighted when the Science
Museum Library in London agreed to accept my
collection and keep it together as what must be a unique
The Patterson Nuclear Collection is now in the
Wroughton archive of the Science Museum, near Swindon, Wiltshire.
If you wish to consult the Collection, you can call on +44 (0)1793 846 222 on Fridays, or email to SMLWroughton@sciencemuseum.ac.uk.
The 602 books in the Collection are now in a fully searchable catalogue online,
© Walt Patterson 2023