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   Container / Location    Title
 
Series I. Letters and Documents [series]:
  1  
Ashworth, Frederick
First hand account of the atomic bomb attack on Nagasaki.
Rudin # M-1

  1  
Beahan, Kermit
Signed Questionnaire regarding Hiroshima.
Rudin # M-1B

  1  
Caron, George
"Hiroshima: I Saw it First". Bound booklet signed by tail gunner of the Enola Gay.
Rudin # M-2

  1  
Caron, George
Writer's location: Denver, CO

Questionnaire/Interview regarding Hiroshima.
Rudin # M-2A

  1  
Ferebee, Thomas W.
Message of the Japanese Home Service after Hiroshima, signed by Ferebee.
Rudin # M-3

  1  
Jeppson, Morris
Addressee: George

Explanation in his role on the Enola Gay mission.
Rudin # M-3A

  1  
Jeppson, Morris
Addressee: Ronald Kelluern

Jeppson's personal thoughts about the Hiroshima mission.
Rudin # M-4

  1  
Jeppson, Morris
Addressee: Michael
Writer's location:

"No second wishes about Hiroshima mission - either about selection or results."
Rudin # M-4A

  1  
Jeppson, Morris
Addressee: Dear Sir

If invasion failed, "Would more atomic bombs have been used in attempts to finally defeat Japan?"
Rudin # M-5

  1  
Jeppson, Morris
Addressee: Dear Bill

Reflecting on the Hiroshima mission.
Rudin # M-5A

  1  
Jeppson, Morris
Addressee: Dear Sir

Arming and releasing the Hiroshima bomb.
Rudin # M-6

  1  
Jeppson, Morris
Addressee: Bill Smith

Jeppson writes a detailed response regarding the Hiroshima mission after being questioned by an admirer.
Rudin # M-6B

  1  
Jeppson, Morris
Addressee: Dear Sir
Writer's location: Hiroshima

Jeppson answers questions of a correspondent about the effects of the bomb on the crew and the destruction and radioactive fallout that were produced.
Rudin # M-6C

  1  
Jeppson, Morris
Addressee: Dear Sir
Writer's location: Hiroshima

Jeppson reveals his thoughts of his mission and describes the use of the atomic bomb.
Rudin # M-6D

  1  
Gallagher, Ray
Addressee: Mr. Schwab
Writer's location:

Reflects on current thinking regarding the use of the atomic bomb.
Rudin # M-7A

  1  
Rehl, Donald C.
Addressee: Fred D. Cavinder
Writer's location: Fountaintown, Indiana

Pilot of unused third atomic bomb mission justifies its use.
Rudin # M-7

  1  
Sweeney, Charles
Writer's location: Nagasaki, Japan

Pilot describes shock waves and fireball resulting from the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki.
Rudin # M-8

  1  
Sweeney, Charles
Addressee: Mr. Norman

Pilot clarifies a historical mistake about his Nagasaki mission - Which plane actually dropped the Nagasaki bomb.
Rudin # M-9

  1  
Tibbets, Paul
"The plane was named "Enola Gay" after my mother," plus a second signature card.
Rudin # M-10

  1  
Tibbets, Paul
Writer's location: New York

Souvenir facsimile of the front page of the New York Times announcing the bombing of Hiroshima, signed by Paul Tibbets.
Rudin # M-12

   
Tibbets, Paul
Limited edition souvenir typescript (21/24) recalling dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima.
Rudin # M-14

  1  
Tibbets, Paul
Reflections on Hiroshima plus signed color photo of Enola Gay.
Rudin # M-13

  1  
Tibbets, Paul
Addressee: General Carl Spaatz
Writer's location: Washington, D.C.

Reproduction of DS giving the directive to proceed with bombing of Japan, weather permitting. Two Copies.
Rudin # M-17 and 18

  1  
Tibbets, Paul
Addressee: Mayor Timothy Curtin
Writer's location: UN, NY and Columbus, Ohio

First Day Cover signed by Tibbets and Mitsuo Fuchida, the Japanese commander who led the first wave of attack on Pearl Harbor. Letter regarding Tibbets' second thoughts on dropping the bomb.
Rudin # M-19

  1  
Tibbets, Paul
Interview with USA Today about the dropping of the atom bomb.
Rudin # M-20

  1  
Van Kirk, Theodore
Addressee: Dear Sir

Letter concerning the bombing of Hiroshima.
Rudin # M-22

  1  
Van Kirk, Theodore
Manuscript covering every aspect of the mission over Hiroshima.
Rudin # M-23

  1  
Van Kirk, Theodore
Addressee: Dear Max
Writer's location:

Response to two questions - If Van Kirk agreed to the use of the atomic bomb; and his position on civilian casualties.
Rudin # M-24

  1  
Van Kirk, Theodore
Signed statement entitled "Atomic Bomb Explosion Over Hiroshima".
Rudin # M-25

  1  
Van Kirk, Theodore
Letter concerning the bombing of Hiroshima.
Rudin # M-26

  1  
Van Kirk, Theodore
Description of the training and preparation for dropping the first atomic bomb over Hiroshima.
Rudin # M-27

  1  
Van Kirk, Theodore
Letter with important details of the dropping of the bomb plus hand-drawn illustration.
Rudin # M-28

  1  
Ferebee, Brown
Addressee:
Writer's location: Tulsa, OK

Mary Babrick Brown donated her hair to be used in a bomb aiming device known as the "Norden Bomb Sight".
Rudin # M-28A

  1  
Tibbets, Beser
Photocopy of the Enola Gay's escape maneuver after dropping the bomb.
Rudin # M-29

  2  
Tibbets, Ferebee
Location: Hiroshima

Signed blast damage map of Hiroshima.
Rudin # M-30

  2  
Tibbets, Ferebee
White House Press Release on Hiroshima, "The World Set Free" HG Wells excerpt, the effects of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Signed.
Rudin # M-31

  2  
Beser, Caron, Ferebee, Van Kirk
The City of Hiroshima Peace Declaration read by Mayor Setsuo Yamada. Signed by four members of the Enola Gay crew.
Rudin # M-31A

  2  
"Operation Crossroads" flown envelope
Envelope carried in Army Air Force B-29 "Dave's Dream" for Atomic Bomb Test #1. With nine signatures.
Rudin # M-40A

  2  
Bikini Atoll A-Bomb
Log of observers "Panamint Parade", three newspaper articles.
Rudin # M-40

  2  
Olivi, Besser, Albury, Kuharek, Gallagher
Reproduction of General Order Number 71 awarding the Distinguished Flying Cross to the crew of Bockscar for their mission over Nagasaki.
Rudin # M-38

 
Series II. Photographs [series]:
  2  
Jeppson, Morris
Photo of destruction after the atomic bomb was dropped, with inscription by Morris Jeppson.
Rudin # M-5B

  2  
Tibbets, Paul
Signed photograph of Tibbets after landing the Enola Gay and accomplishing Hiroshima bomb mission. Shown receiving Distinguished Service Cross from General Carl Spaatz.
Rudin # M-15

  2  
Tibbets, Paul
Signed 8.5"x11" photo of Enola Gay by Paul Tibbets. (Over bomb pit) Also included is a letter explaining the "R" tail marking.
Rudin # M-16

  2  
Van Kirk, Theodore
Signed and inscribed photo of Enola Gay.
Rudin # M-29A

  2  
Van Kirk, Theodore
Signed photo of Enola Gay coming in for a landing.
Rudin # M-29B

  2  
Tibbets, Van Kirk, Ferebee
Signed photo of mushroom cloud over Hiroshima signed by Tibbets, Van Kirk and Ferebee. Two different photos.
Rudin # M-33 and 34

  2  
Tibbets, Van Kirk, Ferebee
Enola Gay signed photo by Tibbets, Van Kirk and Ferebee.
Rudin # M-35

  2  
Tibbets, Van Kirk, Ferebee
Signed photo of Hiroshima mushroom cloud signed by Tibbets, Van Kirk and Ferebee. Plus signed photo of the crew members - Tibbets, Van Kirk and Ferebee.
Rudin # M-35A

  2  
Tibbetts, Jeppson, Sweeney, Ashworth
Signed photo with descriptions of the two atom bombs that were dropped on Japan. Signed by Tibbets, Jeppson, Sweeney, and Ashworth.
Rudin # M-36

  2  
Tibbets, Van Kirk, Jeppson, Ferebee, Nelson
Aerial view of Hiroshima in the winter of 1945-46. Signed in blue felt tip by crew members
Rudin # M-36B

  2  
Tibbets, Van Kirk, Ferebee, Jeppson, Nelson
Signed Enola Gay photo, Tibbets being decorated after mission, and bomber signed by Tibbets.
Rudin # M-37

  2  
Olivi, Sweeney
Photo of Bockscar on tarmac signed by Olivi and Sweeney.
Rudin # M-38A

  2  
Photographs
Lot of 15 photos after the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Images contain devastated scenery and buildings, as well as photos of survivors and military personnel. (See captions on verso on some of the photos).
Rudin # M-39

  2  
Photographs
Three original wire photos: two Nagasaki bomb blast photos, Hiroshima devastation.
Rudin # M-39A

  2  
Bikini Atoll Test
20 photographs from Operation Crossroads, the United States' 1946 nuclear bomb tests.
Rudin # M-40

 
Series III. Blueprints and Models [series]:
   
Blueprint of "Little Boy" Hiroshima bomb
Handwritten explanations of the components and how it works. Signed by Morris Jeppson.
Rudin # M-6A

  3, 4  
Wooden model of the B-29 Enola Gay
1/72 scale wooden model of the Enola Gay, signed on the wing by Tibbets. On wooden display stand and accompanied by a photo of Tibbets signing.
Rudin # M-10A

 
Plastic model of the "Little Boy" bomb
Cast plastic scale model of the "Little Boy" atomic bomb dropped over Hiroshima signed by Paul Tibbets.
Rudin # M-10B

   
Blueprint of "Fat Man" Nagasaki bomb.
Handwritten explanations of the components and how it works by Van Kirk.
Rudin # M-21

   
Navigators log
Log of the Enola Gay entirely filled out in the hand of Van Kirk.
Rudin # M-21A