Elizabeth Ridout Collection
Items presented to the Archives by collector Elizabeth Candida Ridout (1938-2015). Includes a small Japanese accordion album with brocade covers and 24 hand-tinted albumen photographs, ca. 1880s. One side of the album shows studio constructs and portraits of Japanese women, either alone or in groups posed in daily activities; the other side shows …
The Manhattan Project Videohistory Collection
The Smithsonian Videohistory Program, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation from 1986 until 1992, used video in historical research. Additional collections have been added since the grant project ended. Videohistory uses the video camera as a historical research tool to record moving visual information. Video works best in historical research when …
US Army Air Corps Japanese Propaganda Leaflets [Sylvan]
Before the atomic bombing missions of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, leaflets bearing illustrations and Japanese characters were dropped from the air by the US Army Air Corps to warn the Japanese populace. This collection consists of three bombing leaflets as well as a snapshot of Seymour Sylvan with his crew in front of his Boeing B-29 Superfortress.
William Jones World War II Scrapbook
This collection consists of William Jones' World War II scrapbook.
The Atomic Bomb [Knudsen]
This collection consists of an 18 inch by 21 inch spiral book, entitled, The Atomic Bomb, which was created by the United States Army Air Forces in 1945 to commemorate the success of the atomic bombs and the end of World War II.
509th Composite Group Aircraft Photography
This collection consists of eight photographs of United States military aircraft taken sometime during 1945, probably at one of the US Army Air Forces fields on Tinian, in the Mariana Islands.
Program and Exhibition Files
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 …
Anthony Lanza World War II Letters and Photographs
Lanza, Anthony, 1925-1995
World War II personal papers, photographs, and printed material of Anthony R. Lanza, who served in the U.S. Army in Japan between 1944 and 1946.
MS 7352 Elementary calligraphy copy book
Has interlineal transcription into romanized Japanese and translation into English.
Dallas Finn Slide Collection of Meiji Architecture
This Collection contains in 24 albums over 5,500 color 35mm slides of Western-style architecture created during Japan's modernization, primarily druing Meiji Period (1868-1912). Taken throughout Japan between 1975-1990 by Dallas Finn, they were research materials in prepration for her book, Meiji Revisited: the Sites of Victorian Japan (New York, Weatherhill, 1995). Though the bulk of the …