This accession consists of records documenting the planning and development of the exhibition of the Enola Gay and the controversies surrounding its exhibition and proposed exhibition. 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. After much controversy, the exhibition script was dropped and the bomber was displayed in a simple, fact-based exhibition titled Enola Gay. Materials include clippings, memoranda, correspondence, images, concept drawings, research materials, film scripts, and audiotapes and videotapes from other institutions.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-139, National Air and Space Museum, Enola Gay Exhibition Records
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