Program and Exhibition Files,
2003

Summary
Collection ID:
SIA.FA05-064
Dates:
2003
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of signed petitions and correspondence from the Japanese cities, Nagasaki and Hiroshima, directed to the Director of the National Air and Space Museum, John R. Dailey. These petitions request that in the displaying of the Enola Gay bomber at the Udvar-Hazy Center "the text not only provide historical background but also descriptions that remind people of the tragedy caused by the developments of scientific technology and so that children, responsible of the next generation shall not be misguided."
Also requested is that the Smithsonian "exhibit photographs and materials showing the damage inflicted by the atomic bomb that was dropped from this airplane. If this should prove impossible, [they] request that [the Smithsonian] cancel the currently planned exhibition of the Enola Gay." Included is a copy of the Nagasaki Appeal, 2003, which was created at the 2nd Nagasaki Global Citizens' Assembly for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons in their effort to rid the world of nuclear weapons.

Administration
Author
Finding aid prepared by Smithsonian Institution Archives

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-064, National Air and Space Museum. Office of Public Affairs, Program and Exhibition Files

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Dailey, John R. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Enola Gay (Bomber) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum exhibits Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Petitions -- Japanese Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nagasaki-shi (Japan) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hiroshima-shi (Japan) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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