Inventory of the Peter Mellini interviews

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Title: Peter Mellini interviews
Date (inclusive): 2000-2005
Collection Number: 2010C2
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1 manuscript box (0.4 linear feet)
Abstract: Sound recordings of interviews of Theodore J. Van Kirk and Bernie Badler, American airmen during World War II, relating to American aerial operations in Europe and to the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945. Includes ration books and other World War II miscellanea.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Mellini, Peter, interviewer.

Access

Collection is open for research.
The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. Use copies of all sound recordings in this collection are available for immediate access.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Peter Mellini interviews, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives between 2009 and 2011.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

Scope and Content of Collection

Sound recordings of interviews of Theodore J. Van Kirk and Bernie Badler, American airmen during World War II, relating to American aerial operations in Europe and to the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945. Includes ration books and other World War II miscellanea.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Badler, Bernie.
United States. Army Air Forces.
Van Kirk, Theodore J.
Atomic bomb.
Phonotapes.
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations.
World War, 1939-1945--Japan.

 

Sound Recordings, 2000-2005

Box 1

Interview of Bernie Bedlar by Mellini, 2005 March 17

General Physical Description note: 1 sound cassette

Access

Use copy reference number: 2010c2_a_0013283
Box 1

Interview of Bernie Bedlar by Mellini, 2005 May 16-17

General Physical Description note: 1 sound cassette

Access

Use copy reference number: 2010c2_a_0013287

Scope and Contents note

At the beginning of the recording, Mellini notes it is the second tape in a continuing interview. It is not clear if this recording is a continuation of the 17 March 2005 interview elsewhere in the collection, or if this recording is missing its first part.
Box 1

Interview of Dutch Van Kirk by Mellini, 2005 January 31-February 5

General Physical Description note: 1 sound cassette

Access

Use copy reference number: 2010c2_a_0013282

Scope and Contents note

This recording is a one-on-one interview with Van Kirk about the dropping of the atomic bomb.
Box 1

Dutch Van Kirk recounting the dropping of the atomic bomb over Hiroshima, 2000 October 4

General Physical Description note: 2 sound cassettes

Access

Use copy reference number: 2010c2_a_0013266

Scope and Contents note

The navigator of the Enola Gay speaks to Mellini's class about the dropping of the atomic bomb.
Box 1

Dutch Van Kirk recounting the dropping of the atomic bomb over Hiroshima, 2001 October 3

General Physical Description note: 2 sound cassettes

Access

Use copy reference number: 2010c2_a_0013275

Scope and Contents note

The navigator of the Enola Gay speaks to Mellini's class about the dropping of the atomic bomb.
Box 1

Ration books and other World War II collected materials