First Script of the Enola Gay Exhibit Completed

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.
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

The first script for the "Enola Gay" exhibition is completed. It is entitled "The Crossroads: The End of World War II, the Atomic Bomb, and the Origins of the Cold War." The script contains five sections: "A Fight to the Finish" which shows the last year of World War II; "The Decision to Drop the Bomb" raises question of the need to uses nuclear weapons against Japan; "The Worlds's First Atomic Strike Force" is on the experience of the bomber pilots; "Cities at War" describes ground zero; and "The Legacy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki" describes the beginning of the arms race and the Cold War.

Subject

  • Crossroads: The End of World War II, the Atomic Bomb, and the Origins of the Cold War, The (Exhibition)
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • Enola Gay (Exhibition) (1995: Washington, D.C.)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Schadewald, Paul. "Chronology of the Enola Gay Controversy." Journal of American History, 82, no. 3 (Dec 1995): 1083.
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-140, National Air and Space Museum, Enola Gay Exhibition, Records, ca. 1988-1995, Box 3.

Contact information

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

Date

January 14, 1994

Topic

  • Controversies
  • Exhibitions
  • B-29 bomber

Place

Japan

Full Record

View Full Record