Dr. Leonard P. Schultz's Log of Operation Crossroads Entry made July 1, 1946

ID: SIA2010-0897 and SIA2010-0898 and SIA2010-0899 and SIA2010-0900 and SIA2010-0901

Creator: Schultz, Leonard P (Leonard Peter) 1901-

Form/Genre: Document

Date: July 1, 1946

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7222, Box 23, Folder: 1

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Summary

Dr. Leonard P. Schultz describes his experience of the Able Day Atom Bomb explosion which he witnessed from a ship 20 miles from the site of detonation. He reports the procedure for watching the explosion while on the ship, and then describes in detail what he saw and heard. As well, he takes note of his correspondence for the day.

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Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • Leonard Peter Schultz served as assistant curator of fishes from 1936 to 1938, when he was named curator-in-charge of the Division of Fishes, a position he held until 1965. He held the title senior zoologist from 1965 to 1968. Operation Crossroads was an expedition to Bikini Atoll and the northern Marshall islands in 1946 under the auspices of the Department of the Navy. Schultz 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.
  • SIA2010-0901 has a size of 10w x 7.25h. All others have a size of 5w x 7.25h.
  • 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: 1

Contact information

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

Date

  • July 1, 1946
  • 1946

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Nuclear weapons
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Atomic Bomb Tests
  • Letters
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Letter writing
  • Testing
  • Operation Crossroads, Marshall Islands, 1946/1947
  • Nuclear weapons--Testing
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Place

  • Marshall Islands
  • Bikini Atoll (Marshall Islands)

Form/Genre

  • Document
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2010-0897 and SIA2010-0898 and SIA2010-0899 and SIA2010-0900 and SIA2010-0901

Physical description

  • Number of Images: 4; Color: Color; Size: 5w x 7.25h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper
  • Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 10w x 7.25h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper

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