Enola Gay Exhibition Records,
1994

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 07-165
Creators:
National Air and Space Museum
Dates:
1994
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records documenting the development of the proposed exhibition initially 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. This accession includes all of the significant versions of the label script from January through October 1994 as well as some minor revisions from throughout the year. The exhibition would have featured the Enola Gay and discussed the impact of the atomic bomb on World War II. Each version of the script was met with controversy. The concept for the exhibition was eventually dropped and the Enola Gay was presented in a factual exhibition with little interpretation. Exhibition drawings for Crossroads accompany the script. This accession also includes a press release and concept outline for a photographic exhibition, War in the Pacific: An American Perspective, which would have accompanied Last Act.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-165, National Air and Space Museum, Enola Gay Exhibition Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Enola Gay (Bomber) 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
Crossroads: The End of World War II (Proposed exhibition) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
War in the Pacific: An American Perspective (Proposed exhibition) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum exhibits Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Atomic bomb Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1939-1945 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautical museums Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Architectural drawings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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