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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 10-133

Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary

Administrative Records, 1987-1998

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Title: Administrative Records
Dates: 1987-1998
Quantity: 2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 10-133
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records that document the Enola Gay exhibition controversy at the National Air and Space Museum during the tenure of 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.

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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.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-133, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records

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Container List

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Air Force Association: "The Enola Gay Debate, 1993-1995"

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Ann Arbor Conference (Michigan), 1995

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Board of Regents: Liaison Group Meeting, 1995

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Cancellation of the Exhibition, 1995

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Correspondence: Public Inquiries and Smithsonian Response, 1987-1998 (4 folders)

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Greenwich Workshop: Enola Gay Group Interviews Transcript, 1995

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Harwit, Martin O.: Memoranda and Statement to U.S. Senate Hearings, 1987-1995

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Imperial War Museum (London, England): Photographs, 1996

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National Air and Space Museum: Advisory Board, 1995-1996

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National Air and Space Museum: Dulles Extension, 1995-1997 (2 folders)

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National Air and Space Museum: Informal Reports, 1996

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National Air and Space Museum: Management Review

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National Air and Space Museum: Review Team Report on Exhibition Script, 1994

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National Armed Forces Museum Advisory Board, 1995

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Newspaper Clippings and Articles, 1994-1998 (4 folders)

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"Nightline" Television Program, 1994

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Press Kit, 1995

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Enola Gay Exhibition: Label Script, 1994 (2 folders)

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Enola Gay Exhibition: First Script, 1994 (3 folders)

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Enola Gay Exhibition: Script Excerpt (January 21), 1995

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Enola Gay Exhibition: Script Excerpt (April 5), 1995

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Enola Gay Exhibition: Script Excerpt (May 1), 1995

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Enola Gay Exhibition: Script Review, 1995

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Enola Gay Exhibition: Script Revisions, 1994

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Enola Gay Exhibition: Script and Label, 1995

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Security Plan for Exhibition, 1995

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Television News Transcripts, 1994-1995

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