Enola Gay Exhibition Records,
1987-1997

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 07-139
Creators:
National Air and Space Museum
Dates:
1987-1997
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
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.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-139, National Air and Space Museum, Enola Gay Exhibition Records

Keywords
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Crossroads: The End of World War II, the Atomic Bomb, and the Origins of the Cold War (Proposed exhibition) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Last Act: The Atomic Bomb and the End of World War II (Proposed exhibition) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Enola Gay (Exhibition) (1995-1998: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Enola Gay (Bomber) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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