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Imaï Nagasaki Hiroshima

Title:
Nagasaki Hiroshima
Mirano Erekutasha gashū shuppan kinenten
ミラノエレクタ社画集出版記念展
Author:
Imai, Toshimitsu 1928-2002  Search this
Gyararī Gan  Search this
JAC Project  Search this
Physical description:
10 unnumbered pages color illustrations 30 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Place:
Hiroshima-shi (Japan)
Nagasaki-shi (Japan)
Date:
1998
Bombardment, 1945
Topic:
History  Search this
In art  Search this
Call number:
ND1059.I435 A4 1998b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1154989

Discordant memories atomic age narratives and visual culture Alison Fields

Title:
Atomic age narratives and visual culture
Author:
Fields, Alison 1979-  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (253 pages)
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Art
History
Place:
Japan
Hiroshima-shi
Nagasaki-shi
Hiroshima-shi (Japan)
Nagasaki-shi (Japan)
Date:
2020
Topic:
Atomic bomb--History  Search this
Atomic bomb victims  Search this
Atomic bomb--Public opinion  Search this
Nuclear weapons--Moral and ethical aspects  Search this
Atomic bomb  Search this
In art  Search this
Call number:
UG1282.A8 F54 2020 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
Non-linear
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1153279

Monuments by Takashi Arai ; text by Takashi Arai, Kikuji Kawada, and Mariko Takeuchi

Photographer:
Arai, Takashi 1978-,-  Search this
Writer of supplementary textual content:
Kawada, Kikuji 1933-  Search this
Takeuchi, Mariko  Search this
Printing director:
Kawamura, Yoshiyuki 1924-  Search this
Translator:
Luong, Eric  Search this
Ninomiya, Remmy  Search this
Book designer:
Ōnishi, Masakazu  Search this
Editor:
Yamada, Kentarō  Search this
Binder:
Live Art Books Inc.  Search this
Publisher:
Photo Gallery International  Search this
Author:
Smithsonian Libraries Artists' Books DSI  Search this
Subject:
Arai, Takashi 1967-  Search this
Arai, Takashi 1978-  Search this
Physical description:
158 [2] pages chiefly color illustrations, portraits, 1 map 28 cm + 1 booklet [7] pages
Type:
Books
Personal narratives
Artists' books (books).)
Artists' books
History
Place:
Japan
Hiroshima-shi (Japan)
Nagasaki-shi (Japan)
Hiroshima-shi
Nagasaki-shi
Date:
2015
21st century
Bombardment, 1945
Topic:
Daguerreotype  Search this
Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, Japan, 2011  Search this
Nuclear accidents  Search this
Nuclear weapons--Testing  Search this
Photobooks  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
N7433.4.A73 M66 2015
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1082343

Enola Gay on Display

Subject:
Enola Gay (Bomber)  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Enola Gay (Exhibition) (1995: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Color ; Size: 6.55w x 10h ; Type of Image: Object; Exhibit; Interior ; Medium: Photographic Print
Type:
Object
Interior
Exhibit
Place:
Hiroshima-shi (Japan)
Japan
Date:
c. 1995
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
B-29 bomber  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Controversies  Search this
Standard number:
95-4624
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12856

Hiroshima

Artist:
Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani, born Sacramento, CA 1920-died New York City 2012  Search this
Medium:
mixed media on paper
Dimensions:
image and sheet: 28 x 22 in. (71.1 x 55.9 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
2001
Topic:
History\United States\World War II  Search this
State of being\evil\war  Search this
History\Japan\Hiroshima  Search this
Object\weapon\nuclear bomb  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase made possible by the Ford Motor Company
Object number:
2008.32.3
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk717981e3d-5cdd-467a-9415-14ee3d91c396
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2008.32.3

Kanemitsu, Matsumi "Mike"

Collection Creator:
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 79
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1970
1990-1992
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Yasuo Kuniyoshi papers, 1906-2016, bulk 1920-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Yasuo Kuniyoshi papers
Yasuo Kuniyoshi papers / Series 2: Correspondence / Sara Mazo Kuniyoshi, Alphabetical Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99bea3c89-a7ac-403e-b4bd-dc51d89294ca
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kuniyasu-ref139
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World War II Japanese Bombing Collection

Extent:
0.1 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Reports
Place:
Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945
Date:
1945
Scope and Contents:
This collection includes leaflets, photos and reports relating to the United States bombing missions, both conventional and atomic, against Japan during 1945. Included are propaganda leaflets dropped by the United States over Japanese cities warning of bombings, including English translations of the leaflets. There is also a formerly restricted comment on engine pressure ratios, and a copy of eight congratulatory telegrams to the bombers. The photographs include aerial photos and negatives of bombings of Japanese cities of Kobe, Kyushu, Tokyo, Kure, and Nakajima, as well as the Mitsubishi Engine Plant; Boeing B-29s over Fujiyama and Yokohama; and two photographs of Hiroshima before and after the atomic bomb was dropped. There are formerly confidential bombing reports by the 499th Bombardment Group from March, 1945, for the cities of Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Kobe, and the Tachiarai Machine Works; and a report, "Incendiary Raids by B-29s," from the 73rd Bombardment Wing dated 6/15/45.'
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
David Dibelius, Gift, 1995, 1995-0037, unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan -- Hiroshima  Search this
Boeing B-29 Superfortress  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Propaganda  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes, Military  Search this
Atomic bomb  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Reports
Identifier:
NASM.1995.0037
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2d4e07a80-2cca-4069-ae65-259ad750b334
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1995-0037

Sea Air Operations Gallery Collection

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.). Division of Aeronautics  Search this
Names:
Enterprise (Aircraft carrier : CV-6)  Search this
Midway (Aircraft carrier : CV-41)  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.). Division of Aeronautics  Search this
Extent:
2.93 Cubic feet ((6 legal document boxes) (1 slim document box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Photographs
Place:
Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945
Date:
[ca. 1940s, 1980s]
Scope and Contents:
Series I of this collection consists of the following: seven folders containing almost 200 photographs and negatives on display in the exhibit, four series of slides (two detailing the U.S.S. Midway used for background research, one detailing documents and photos of the Philippine Sea battle, and of the finished museum exhibit) and the exhibit script. Series II is a collection of images that were collected for the Sea Air Operations Gallery but were not used in the exhibit itself. It consists of 17 folders of photographs and negatives dealing with the following subjects: Pearl Harbor, Pacific battleship battles of 1942-1945, US and Japanese commanders, aircraft carriers, aces, the USS Enterprise, Guadalcanal, USMC air operations, Grumman workers, Manila atrocities, miscellaneous aircraft and miscellaneous photos. In Series I, 33 of the photograph negatives have no corresponding prints in the folders but are on display downstairs. Seven of the photos of a more graphic nature have no accompanying print nor are they on display. Series III consists of research material gathered in support of the Sea Air Operation Gallery. Series IV consists of slide images taken by Lt. William G. Lotz, USN, aboard the USS Midway circa 1989-1990. Series III and IV were merged with the exiting collection in 1998.
Biographical / Historical:
The National Air and Space Museum's Sea Air Operations Gallery details the operations of carriers and their aircraft, both of the World War II era and the present day. Featured are panels focusing on carrier-verses-carrier battles fought by the U.S. and Japanese navies during World War II: the Battle of the Coral Sea, the Battle of Midway, the Battle of the Eastern Solomons, the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, the Battle of the Philippine Sea, and the Battle for Leyte Gulf. The exhibit also highlights other Pacific missions, from Pearl Harbor, through Midway, to the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
NASM generated, transfer, 1995, 1995-0040, unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities  Search this
Midway, Battle of, 1942  Search this
Coral Sea, Battle of the, 1942  Search this
Philippine Sea, Battles of the, 1944  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan -- Hiroshima  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Aircraft carriers  Search this
Naval aviation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.1995.0040
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2ff2a6f50-7c15-4707-b8fa-5bc0fad13f14
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1995-0040

NOTSNIK Videotape and Hiroshima Photographs

Creator:
Premselaar, S. Joel, 1920-  Search this
Extent:
0.06 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Videotapes
Aerial photographs
Place:
Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945
Date:
bulk Circa early 1946
1958-1962
Summary:
This collection consists of two groups of material from United States Navy pilot S. Joel Premselaar (b. 1920); the first group contains predominantly aerial and ground photographs of Ground Zero at Hiroshima, Japan, taken by Premselaar in early 1946; the second group consists primarily of one VHS videotape reproducing films from 1958-1962 documenting Project Pilot (NOTSNIK, NOTS-EV-1), Project Caleb (NOTS-EV-2), and Satellite Interceptor Project (SIP) rockets.
Scope and Contents:
This collection is divided into two series. Series 1 consists of 44 different photographic images taken in Japan in early 1946 by the donor, appearing in a variety of formats (original 4 x 5 inch negatives, 35 mm copy negatives, original 4 x 5 inch prints, modern 4 x 6 inch copy prints, and color inkjet digital copy prints). Images include 35 aerial or ground views of Hiroshima at Ground Zero, three aerial views of Yokohama, four views of an unidentified Japanese man, and two aerial views of the Tokyo Imperial Palace. Series 2 (circa 1958-1962) consists of one VHS videotape reproducing films documenting Project Pilot (NOTSNIK, NOTS-EV-1), Project Caleb (NOTS-EV-2), and Satellite Interceptor Project (SIP) rockets; and one 8 x 10 inch digital black and white copy photograph of a US Navy Douglas F4D-1 (F-6A) Skyray (BuNo. 130745) assigned to China Lake.
Arrangement:
Materials in this collection are grouped by subject into two series; materials within each series are grouped by format.
Biographical / Historical:
S. Joel Premselaar (b. 1920) learned to fly at Flushing Airport, New York at the age of 13. At 17 Premselaar joined the Navy, and during World War II he flew 65 different types of aircraft, primarily attack aircraft for logistical support. Premselaar was also the photography officer for his ship, the USS Iowa. Following the end of the war, the USS Iowa spent January to March 1946 stationed in Tokyo Bay as the flagship of the Fifth Fleet. As part of his duties, Premselaar took aerial photographs of Tokyo, Yokohama, and Hiroshima, and ground photographs of Hiroshima at Ground Zero showing damage caused by the atomic bomb. After returning to the United States, Premselaar continued flying for the Navy as a test pilot stationed at the Naval Ordnance Test Station (NOTS) at China Lake, California, where in 1958 he took part in Project Pilot (later nicknamed "NOTSNIK"), an attempt to create an air-launched satellite launch vehicle. Premselaar piloted a modified Douglas F4D-1 (F-6A) Skyray which was used to air-launch the five-stage NOTS-EV-1 Pilot rocket into orbit, with a Naval Observation Television Satellite as the intended payload. After his retirement from the Navy in 1959, Premselaar continued in aviation and worked as a consultant for Lockheed and then for Boeing in cockpit design. He then worked for an avionics lab for the United States Air Force before starting his own aviation business. Premselaar is now retired.
General:
The original film footage is held at China Lake, California.
Provenance:
S. Joel Premselaar, Gift, 2003
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Naval Observation Television Satellite Project  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1940-1950 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Videotapes
Aerial Photographs
Citation:
NOTSNIK Videotape and Hiroshima Photographs, Accession 2003-0022, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2003.0022
See more items in:
NOTSNIK Videotape and Hiroshima Photographs
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2d54e7dee-e6d2-4726-a116-fb4599523df8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2003-0022
Online Media:

Anthony Lanza World War II Letters and Photographs

Creator:
Lanza, Kenneth  Search this
Lanza, Anthony, 1925-1995  Search this
Extent:
1.33 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Diaries
Letters (correspondence)
Photographs
Place:
Japan -- World War, 1939-1945
Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945
Date:
1925-1946
undated
bulk 1940-1946
Summary:
World War II personal papers, photographs, and printed material of Anthony R. Lanza, who served in the U.S. Army in Japan between 1944 and 1946.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents Anthony Lanza's United States Army service in Japan during World War II, mostly through letters and photographs. Also included are miscellaneous items such as newsletters, clippings, drawings, Japanese travel and language guides, and official military papers. Particular research value lies in the photographic documentation of Hiroshima shortly after the atomic bomb was dropped, photographs of the Enola Gay, and an eyewitness account by a survivor.

Series 1, Photographs, 1925, 1944, 1945, 1946, undated, contains documentation of Lanza's time in Japan during World War II, divided by subject matter. Many of the photographs are annotated on the reverse side. Included in the collection are photographs of the Enola Gay, Hiroshima shortly after the atomic bomb was dropped, and the 308th General Hospital in Japan. There are also several photographs of landscapes and Japanese citizens. The folder containing street scenes includes one formal portrait of a Japanese family Lanza encountered in his travels. There are also photographs not taken in Japan, including images of Niagara Falls.

Series 2, Personal Papers, 1940s, undated, contains various papers that belonged to Lanza, including his diary, several letters to his mother written from Japan, a scrapbook, a first person account of the Hiroshima bombing written by Reverend John A. Siemes, military papers (special orders, immunization records, payroll information, and discharge papers), military newsletters, newspaper and magazine clippings, and various sketches and notes. The newspaper and magazine subjects contain information regarding a relative, a blurb about a DDT insecticide experiment, and information regarding musical performances.

Series 3, Materials Related to Japan, 1945, undated, contains two Japanese language books, a tourist magazine, and a book created for tourism about Japan dated 1945.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in three series.

Series 1, Photographs, 1925, 1944, 1945, 1946, undated

Series 2, Personal Papers, 1940s, undated

Series 3, Materials Related to Japan, 1945, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Dr. Anthony R. Lanza was born July 20, 1925, in New York City. He was inducted into the United States Army in March of 1944, worked at the 308th General Hospital in Japan, and received an honorable discharge in May of 1946. He attained the rank of Master Sergeant and received the American Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, and World War II Victory Medal. Lanza later worked as a public school teacher in Union, New Jersey, and Valley Stream, New York, as well as a faculty member of the School of Education at New York University. He also served as Chief of the NESA Education Branch in AID/Washington, as an Education Advisor in Turkey for nine years, and as a USAID Chief Education Officer in Guatemala, Afghanistan, and Pakistan for twelve years. He went on to work as Regional Education Officer for Africa for the Office of Overseas Schools in the U.S. State Department.
Related Materials:
World War II Bomb Damage Photographs contains photographs of the aftermath of the bombings in Nagasaki, Japan, and Manila in the Philippines. Emilio Segre Collection documents research relating to the development of the atomic bomb.
Provenance:
Anthony Lanza's son, Kenneth Lanza, donated this collection in 2005 and additional materials were donated in 2007.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Atomic bomb  Search this
Japanese language -- 1940-1950  Search this
Nuclear warfare  Search this
Military occupation -- Japan  Search this
Travel -- Japan  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings -- 1940-1950
Diaries -- 1940-1950
Letters (correspondence) -- 20th century.
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1940-1950
Citation:
Anthony Lanza World War II Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0910
See more items in:
Anthony Lanza World War II Letters and Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep89becc5b3-fb32-4904-8c51-4647468a7677
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0910
Online Media:

History and the Culture Wars: The Case of the Smithsonian Institution's Enola Gay Exhibition

Author:
Kohn, Richard H  Search this
Subject:
Crouch, Tom D  Search this
Adams, Robert McCormick 1926-2018  Search this
Harwit, Martin 1931-  Search this
Heyman, Ira Michael 5/30/1930-11/19/2011  Search this
Neufeld, Michael J. 1951-  Search this
Gayler, Noel 1914-  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Dept. of Astronautics  Search this
United States Congress  Search this
Enola Gay (Bomber)  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
National Air and Space Museum Research Advisory Committee  Search this
Commission on the Future of the Smithsonian Institution 1993-1995  Search this
Board of Regents  Search this
Air Force Association  Search this
Enola Gay (Exhibition) (1995: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Crossroads: The End of World War II, the Atomic Bomb, and the Origins of the Cold War, The (Exhibition)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of pages : 28; Page numbers : 1036-1063
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Hiroshima-shi (Japan)
Nagasaki-shi (Japan)
Date:
December 1995
Topic:
Museum directors  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Museum techniques  Search this
B-29 bomber  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Politics and culture  Search this
Learned institutions and societies  Search this
Federal Government, Relations with SI  Search this
Veterans  Search this
Lobbying  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Atomic bomb  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Controversies  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_11850

History Wars: The Enola Gay and Other Battles for the American Past

Author:
Linenthal, Edward Tabor 1947-  Search this
Engelhardt, Tom 1944-  Search this
Subject:
Enola Gay (Bomber)  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
National Air and Space Museum Research Advisory Committee  Search this
Air Force Association  Search this
Enola Gay (Exhibition) (1995: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Crossroads: The End of World War II, the Atomic Bomb, and the Origins of the Cold War, The (Exhibition)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of pages: 301; Page numbers : 1-295
Place:
Hiroshima-shi (Japan)
Nagasaki-shi (Japan)
Date:
1996
Topic:
B-29 bomber  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Politics and culture  Search this
Federal Government, Relations with SI  Search this
Veterans  Search this
Lobbying  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Atomic bomb  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Controversies  Search this
Publisher:
New York: Holt Paperbacks
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12978

Enola Gay Exhibition Opens NASM

Subject:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Enola Gay (Exhibition) (1995: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Place:
Hiroshima-shi (Japan)
Japan
Date:
June 28, 1995
Topic:
Airplanes  Search this
B-29 bomber  Search this
Controversies  Search this
Exhibit openings  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_2280

The Manhattan Project Videohistory Collection

Creator::
Manhattan Project (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
29 videotapes (Reference copies). 75 digital .wmv files and .rm files (Reference copies).
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Videotapes
Transcripts
Place:
Trinity Test Site (N.M.)
Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945
Nagasaki (Japan)
Nagasaki-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945
Date:
1987-1990
Introduction:
The Smithsonian Videohistory Program, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation from 1986 until 1992, used video in historical research. Additional collections have been added since the grant project ended. Videohistory uses the video camera as a historical research tool to record moving visual information. Video works best in historical research when recording people at work in environments, explaining artifacts, demonstrating process, or in group discussion. The experimental program recorded projects that reflected the Institution's concern with the conduct of contemporary science and technology.

Smithsonian historians participated in the program to document visual aspects of their on-going historical research. Projects covered topics in the physical and biological sciences as well as in technological design and manufacture. To capture site, process, and interaction most effectively, projects were taped in offices, factories, quarries, laboratories, observatories, and museums. Resulting footage was duplicated, transcribed, and deposited in the Smithsonian Institution Archives for scholarship, education, and exhibition. The collection is open to qualified researchers.
Descriptive Entry:
Stanley Goldberg, consulting historian for the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History (NMAH), recorded eighteen video sessions with fifty-five participants involved in the engineering, physics, and culmination of the Manhattan Project. Goldberg examined the research and technologies necessary to realize the uranium and plutonium bombs. He supplemented interviews with visual documentation of the industrial plants that refined and separated the isotopes, and of the machinery that delivered and dropped the bombs. Interviewees explained the other steps of designing, building, testing and detonating an atomic bomb. Discussions with participants also elicited a social history of the Project as recalled by various men and women responsible for different duties in different locales. Between January 1987 and June 1990 the sessions were recorded on-site or in-studio in Hanford, Washington; Boston, Massachusetts; Oak Ridge and Louisville, Tennessee; Alamogordo and Los Alamos, New Mexico; Washington, D.C.; and Suitland, Maryland. The sessions are divided into five series: Hanford, Oak Ridge, Cambridge, Los Alamos, and Alberta.

This collection consists of eighteen interview sessions, separated into five series, totaling approximately 47:00 hours of recordings, and 1188 pages of transcript.

Please note that Sessions 14 and 15 in Series Four are comprised of dual sets of tape from two cameras positioned at different angles.
Historical Note:
The United States government began underwriting investigations of the feasibility of atomic weapons in October 1941. Within a year, promising research at several universities, particularly at the Metallurgical Laboratory of the University of Chicago, showed that it was possible to produce atomic bombs based on the chain-reacting fission of uranium 235 isotope or of plutonium. This led to the reorganization of the Manhattan District, or "Project," of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to make these bombs a reality. Brigadier General Leslie R. Groves directed and coordinated the Project from 1942 to 1945, spending 2.3 billion dollars on nuclear reactors and chemical separation plants at Hanford, Washington, and Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and on the weapon research and design laboratory at Los Alamos, New Mexico. The first plutonium bomb was successfully detonated at Alamogordo, New Mexico, on July 16, 1945. The B-29 bomber Enola Gay exploded the first uranium bomb, "Little Boy," over Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 1945; the B-29 Bock's Car exploded the second plutonium bomb, "Fat Man," over Nagasaki, Japan, two days later.
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Atomic bomb  Search this
Women -- History  Search this
Science -- History  Search this
Technology -- History  Search this
Military history  Search this
Physics  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Videotapes
Transcripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9531, The Manhattan Project Videohistory Collection
Identifier:
Record Unit 9531
See more items in:
The Manhattan Project Videohistory Collection
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru9531

Program and Exhibition Files

Creator::
National Air and Space Museum. Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Place:
Nagasaki-shi (Japan)
Hiroshima-shi (Japan)
Date:
2003
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of signed petitions and correspondence from the Japanese cities, Nagasaki and Hiroshima, directed to the Director of the National Air and Space Museum, John R. Dailey. These petitions request that in the displaying of the Enola Gay bomber at the Udvar-Hazy Center "the text not only provide historical background but also descriptions that remind people of the tragedy caused by the developments of scientific technology and so that children, responsible of the next generation shall not be misguided."

Also requested is that the Smithsonian "exhibit photographs and materials showing the damage inflicted by the atomic bomb that was dropped from this airplane. If this should prove impossible, [they] request that [the Smithsonian] cancel the currently planned exhibition of the Enola Gay." Included is a copy of the Nagasaki Appeal, 2003, which was created at the 2nd Nagasaki Global Citizens' Assembly for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons in their effort to rid the world of nuclear weapons.
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Petitions -- Japanese  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-064, National Air and Space Museum. Office of Public Affairs, Program and Exhibition Files
Identifier:
Accession 05-064
See more items in:
Program and Exhibition Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa05-064

Looking up, looking down the psychology of the A-bombers and survivors of Hiroshima by Glenn Van Werrebey

Author:
Van Warrebey, Glenn  Search this
Physical description:
133 pages illustrations 21 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Hiroshima-shi (Japan)
Japan
Hiroshima-shi
Date:
1985
Bombardment, 1945
Topic:
Bombers  Search this
Atomic bomb--Physiological effect  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1111046

The Impact of the a-bomb, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 1945-85 / [edited by the Committee for the Compilation of Materials on Damage Caused by the Atomic Bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki ; translated by Eisei Ishikawa, and David L. Swain]

Author:
Hiroshima-shi Nagasaki-shi Genbaku Saigaishi Henshū Iinkai  Search this
Physical description:
xx, 218 pages, 2 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Hiroshima-shi (Japan)
Nagasaki-shi (Japan)
Date:
1985
Bombardment, 1945
Topic:
Atomic bomb--Physiological effect  Search this
Atomic bomb--Blast effect  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1111048

Hiroshima, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Gandy, Freda G.  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: metal, welded and painted; Foundation: concrete. (200 lbs.)
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Place:
Maryland
Annapolis
Topic:
History--Japan--World War II  Search this
History--United States--World War II  Search this
Allegory--Place--Hiroshima  Search this
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Control number:
IAS MD000261
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_330691

Affirmation of Life: Hiroshima the Unkillable Human, (sculpture)

Title:
Hiroshima the Unkillable Human, (sculpture)
Unkillable Human, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Franck, Frederick 1909-2006  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: painted steel, acrylic; Base: concrete
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Harrisburg Parks and Recreation Department 10 North Second Street Harrisburg Pennsylvania 17101
Located Riverfront Park North Front Street near Woodbine Street Harrisburg Pennsylvania
Date:
Ca. 1990
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Figure--Full length  Search this
Allegory--Place--Hiroshima  Search this
Control number:
IAS PA001667
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_341599

Days to remember : an account of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki / prepared by Committee of Japanese Citizens to send gift copies of a photographic & pictorial record of the atomic bombing to our children, and fellow human beings of the world

Title:
Account of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Physical description:
880-01 [37] pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Hiroshima-shi (Japan)
Nagasaki-shi (Japan)
Date:
1981
Bombardment, 1945
Topic:
Nuclear warfare--Moral and ethical aspects  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1090645

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