Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Administrative Records, 1987-1998
This accession consists of records documenting the Enola Gay exhibition controversy at the National Air and Space Museum during the tenure of Smithsonian Institution Secretary Ira Michael Heyman. 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. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; meeting agendas and minutes; public inquiries; reports; newspaper clippings and articles; news transcripts; and various versions of the exhibition script.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Heyman, Ira Michael, 1930-2011
- Enola Gay (Bomber)
- Crossroads: The End of World War II, the Atomic Bomb and the Origins of the Cold War (Proposed exhibition)
- Last Act: The Atomic Bomb and the End of World War II (Proposed exhibition)
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-133, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records