Operation Crossroads: Crossroads Newsletter March 16, 1946 First Issue

ID: SIA2010-0902 and SIA2010-0903 and SIA2010-0904 and SIA2010-0905

Creator:

Form/Genre: (newsletter)

Date: March 16, 1946

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7222, Box 23, Folder: 2

Close
Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact photos@si.edu.
Download IIIF Manifest Request permissions Download image Print

Narrow Your Results

Reset

Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.
 

Summary

This is the first issue of the "Crossroads" Newsletter, written for the people in Task Unit 16.16.5 of the Crossroads Operation. The newsletter contains articles on the upcoming A-Bomb tests at Bikini Atoll, the use of drones in these upcoming tests, the coming of the 53rd United States Navy Construction Battalion to lay the ground work for the A-Bomb experiment and to build a recreation facility, the military's termination of campaign medals for service in the American, European, and Asia-Pacific theaters in World War II, and a brief biography of Clifford B. Schiano, the commander of the task unit (16.16.5). As well, the newsletter features a broader discussion of nuclear weaponry, and the public and professional opinion on its use and testing. Additionally, the newsletter contains an assortment of cartoons and jokes, a "Miss Crossroads of the Week" photograph and biography, and columns by Chaplain S.D. Chambers and by the newsletter's editor, Roy Paul Nelson.

Subject

  • Schiano, Clifford B
  • Chambers, S. D. Chaplain
  • Nelson, Roy Paul
  • Crossroads 1946

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • The Operation Crossroads was an expedition to Bikini and the northern Marshall Islands in 1946 under the auspices of the Department of the Navy. Dr. Leonard P. Schultz, Curator of Fishes at the National Museum of Natural History, was in charge of the biological investigation of the reef fishes in the area. His investigations centered on the relative abundance of fauna before and after the atom bomb tests. Specimens were collected for the purpose of comparison and to make possible a study of anatomical variations among the various island fish populations.
  • See Neg. #s for Operation Crossroads 1946: 91-6345, SIA2010-0896, SIA2010-0897, SIA2010-0898, SIA2010-0899, SIA2010-0900, SIA2010-0901, SIA2010-0902, SIA2010-0903, SIA2010-0904, SIA2010-0905, SIA2010-0906, SIA2010-0907, SIA2010-0908, SIA2010-0922, SIA2010-0923, SIA2010-0973, SIA2010-0974

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7222, Box 23, Folder: 2

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

March 16, 1946

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Scientific expeditions
  • Boats and boating
  • Atomic Bomb Tests
  • Publications
  • Newsletters
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Awards
  • Drone aircraft
  • Explorations and Expeditions
  • Periodicals
  • Medals
  • Testing
  • Operation Crossroads, Marshall Islands, 1946/1947
  • Nuclear weapons--Testing
  • Ships

Place

  • Marshall Islands
  • Bikini Atoll (Marshall Islands)

Form/Genre

  • (newsletter)
  • Document
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2010-0902 and SIA2010-0903 and SIA2010-0904 and SIA2010-0905

Physical description

Number of Images: 4; Color: Color; Size: 8.5w x 11h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper

Full Record

View Full Record