Administrative Records,
1987-1998

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 10-133
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1987-1998
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 Enola Gay exhibition controversy at the National Air and Space Museum during the tenure of Smithsonian Institution Secretary Ira Michael Heyman. 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." Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; meeting agendas and minutes; public inquiries; reports; newspaper clippings and articles; news transcripts; and various versions of the exhibition script.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-133, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
Use Restriction
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2014; Transferring office; 3/19/1970 memorandum, Lytle to Ripley; Contact reference staff for details.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Heyman, Ira Michael, 1930- Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Enola Gay (Bomber) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Crossroads: The End of World War II, the Atomic Bomb, and the Origins of the Cold War (Proposed exhibition) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Last Act: The Atomic Bomb and the End of World War II (Proposed exhibition) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautical museums Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Atomic bomb Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Exhibitions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brochures Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Color photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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