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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 07-139

National Air and Space Museum

Enola Gay Exhibition Records, 1987-1997

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Air and Space Museum
Title: Enola Gay Exhibition Records
Dates: 1987-1997
Quantity: 4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 07-139
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records documenting the planning and development of the exhibition of the Enola Gay and the controversies surrounding its exhibition and proposed exhibition. The initial proposed exhibition was titled "Crossroads: The End of World War II, the Atomic Bomb, and the Origins of the Cold War" and later retitled "Last Act: The Atomic Bomb and the End of World War II." After much controversy, the exhibition script was dropped and the bomber was displayed in a simple, fact-based exhibition titled "Enola Gay." Materials include clippings, memoranda, correspondence, images, concept drawings, research materials, film scripts, and audiotapes and videotapes from other institutions.

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This accession consists of records documenting the planning and development of the exhibition of the Enola Gay and the controversies surrounding its exhibition and proposed exhibition. The initial proposed exhibition was titled Crossroads: The End of World War II, the Atomic Bomb, and the Origins of the Cold War and later retitled Last Act: The Atomic Bomb and the End of World War II. After much controversy, the exhibition script was dropped and the bomber was displayed in a simple, fact-based exhibition titled Enola Gay. Materials include clippings, memoranda, correspondence, images, concept drawings, research materials, film scripts, and audiotapes and videotapes from other institutions.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-139, National Air and Space Museum, Enola Gay Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

Correspondence and Clippings, 1987-1996

Box 1 of 4

Correspondence and Clippings, 1994-1996

Box 1 of 4

Articles, 1994-1997 (7 folders)

Box 1 of 4

World War II Discussion List, 1995 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 4

Correspondence and Clippings, 1994-1995 (Folders 1-2 of 3)

Box 1 of 4

Box 2

Correspondence and Clippings, 1994-1995 (Folder 3 of 3)

Box 2 of 4

Nagasaki - Sister City (Film), 1994

Box 2 of 4

The War Museum, 1994

Box 2 of 4

"From Hiroshima with Love," 1994

Box 2 of 4

Media Files, 1995

Box 2 of 4

Office of Telecommunications/NHK, 1994

Box 2 of 4

Images and Image Correspondence (43 folders)

Box 2 of 4

Document Copies

Box 2 of 4

Atomic Bombings - Bibliography (2 folders)

Box 2 of 4

Original Documents (Copies) (2 folders)

Box 2 of 4

Bomb Decision Anthologies

Box 2 of 4

Box 3

Olympic/Casualties

Box 3 of 4

Historiography - Decision to Drop

Box 3 of 4

Decision to Drop - Quotations of Actors

Box 3 of 4

Decision to Drop - Miscellaneous Secondary Material

Box 3 of 4

Decision to Drop the Bomb (3 folders)

Box 3 of 4

World War II and Before - Strategic Bombing - Secondary (2 folders)

Box 3 of 4

"Legacy of Strategic Bombing" Series

Box 3 of 4

Photo Set and Captions, 1996

Box 3 of 4

Unit 4 Illustrations - Japanese Sources, 199

Box 3 of 4

Photographs and Cancelled Purchase Orders, 1995

Box 3 of 4

Tracor Aviation, 1994

Box 3 of 4

Exhibit Photographs - American Sources

Box 3 of 4

American History, 1994

Box 3 of 4

Don Albury, 1994

Box 3 of 4

Archive Photos (Popperfoto), 1994-1995

Box 3 of 4

Arms Control Association, 1994

Box 3 of 4

Asahi, 1994

Box 3 of 4

Christie's Catalogue, July 1990

Box 3 of 4

BBC, 1995

Box 3 of 4

Brookhaven, 1994

Box 3 of 4

Allgemeiner Deutscher Nachrichtendiendt (ADN), 1994

Box 3 of 4

Clemson - James Byrne Collection, 1993

Box 3 of 4

"Daily Mail," 1995

Box 3 of 4

Dibner, 1995

Box 3 of 4

Department of Defense - US On-Site Inspection, 1994

Box 3 of 4

Drea, 1994

Box 3 of 4

Eidnes, 1989-1994

Box 3 of 4

Ford, 1994

Box 3 of 4

Greenpeace, 1995

Box 3 of 4

Keystone, 1994

Box 3 of 4

Hatfield's Office, 1994

Box 3 of 4

Dresden (211-P12), 1994

Box 3 of 4

Mark Howard

Box 3 of 4

Hulton (Unique Pictures), 1994

Box 3 of 4

International Atomic Energy Agency, 1994

Box 3 of 4

Imperial War Museum, 1994-1995

Box 3 of 4

Jeppson, 1994-1995

Box 3 of 4

Kodansha America, 1994-1995

Box 3 of 4

Las Vegas News Bureau, 1994

Box 3 of 4

Lyndon B. Johnson Library, 1993

Box 3 of 4

George Caron, 1994

Box 3 of 4

General Dynamics, 1994

Box 3 of 4

National Archives

Box 3 of 4

Cuba Bomb Range (332-P62)

Box 3 of 4

American Institute for Physics, 1994

Box 3 of 4

Spaatz Awards - Tibbets (350-P12a)

Box 3 of 4

Adolph Gasser, 1994

Box 3 of 4

Bettman, 1994-1995

Box 3 of 4

Extra Photocopies (200-300)

Box 3 of 4

Leonard Harvey

Box 3 of 4

Fred Olivi

Box 3 of 4

Costa

Box 3 of 4

NASM Photo Search - Enola Gay - Notes

Box 3 of 4

Box 4

USS Indianapolis Memorial

Box 4 of 4

Manhattan Project - NASM

Box 4 of 4

Hiroshima and Nagasaki Museum - Artifacts and Objects

Box 4 of 4

Atomic Bomb Victims (Hiroshima and Nagasaki)

Box 4 of 4

Hiroshima Bomb Damage - NASM

Box 4 of 4

Units 310 and 320 Photographs

Box 4 of 4

Unit 4 Photographs

Box 4 of 4

Outtakes

Box 4 of 4

Enola Gay Photographs at Time of Hiroshima Drop (Or Just Before or Shortly After, 1945-1946)

Box 4 of 4

Overheads, 1993

Box 4 of 4

Films, 1993-1994

Box 4 of 4

Loans, 1994

Box 4 of 4

Miscellaneous Images

Box 4 of 4

Images by Units (75 folders)

Box 4 of 4