Partial inventory of the Peter Mellini papers

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Title: Peter Mellini papers
Date (inclusive): 1888-2005
Collection Number: 2010C2
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 6 manuscript boxes, 1 card file box (2.9 linear feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, writings, and notes relating to Sir Eldon Gorst, British consul general in Egypt, used as research material for the book by Peter Mellini, Sir Eldon Gorst: The Overshadowed Proconsul (Stanford, 1977); and sound recordings of interviews of Theodore "Dutch" 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.
Contributor: Van Kirk, Theodore J.
Contributor: Badler, Bernie.

Access

Collection is open for research.
Use copies of all sound recordings in this collection are available for immediate access.

Publication Rights

For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Peter Mellini papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives between 2009 and 2011, with increments received in 2015 and 2016.

Accruals

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Biographical Note

American historian.

Scope and Content of Collection

Correspondence, writings, and notes relating to Sir Eldon Gorst, British consul general in Egypt, used as research material for the book by Peter Mellini, Sir Eldon Gorst: The Overshadowed Proconsul (Stanford, 1977); and sound recordings of interviews of Theodore "Dutch" 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

Gorst, Eldon, Sir, 1861-1911.
Diplomats--Great Britain.
Egypt--History--British occupation, 1882-1936.
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations.
World War, 1939-1945--Japan.
Atomic bomb.
United States. Army Air Forces.
Audiotapes.

Box 1

Sound Recordings, 2000-2005

Scope and Contents note

Bernard (Bernie) Badler was a B-24 Liberator pilot in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. Theodore "Dutch" Van Kirk was a navigator in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II and was the navigator for the Enola Gay when it dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
 

Interview of Bernie Badler by Mellini, 2005 March 17

General Physical Description note: 1 sound cassette

Access

Use copy reference number: 2010c2_a_0013283
 

Interview of Bernie Badler 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 noted above, or if this recording is missing its first part.
 

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.
 

"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.
 

"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

Boxes 2-7

Incremental materials

Scope and Contents note

Not yet described.