Register of the Harold M. Agnew miscellaneous papers

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Title: Harold M. Agnew miscellaneous papers
Date (inclusive): 1943-1994
Collection Number: 80060
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1 manuscript box, 2 oversize boxes, 1 motion picture film reel (2.9 Linear Feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, reports, photographs, and miscellany relating to the explosion of atomic bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan in 1945. Includes motion picture film depiction of the explosions.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

Access

Original motion picture film reel closed. Reference prints (Reel 2 and Tape 2) available for use.. The rest of the collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use.

Publication Rights

For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1980, with increments received in 1988 and 2017.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Harold M. Agnew miscellaneous papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

Biographical Note

An American physicist and member of the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory staff from 1943 to 1946. Agnew participated in the first atomic strike mission, flying as a scientific member of the crew.

Scope and Content of Collection

Correspondence, reports, photographs, and miscellany, relating to the explosion of atomic bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan in 1945. Includes motion picture film depiction of the explosions.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan
Video tapes
Motion pictures
World War, 1939-1945 -- Pictorial works
Atomic bomb -- Pictorial works

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Motion picture film 1945

Access

Original motion picture film reel closed. Viewing copy available for use in the reading room. Use copy reference number: 80060_f_0003766.
 

Sign: "American Cemetery / Tinian Island"

General Physical Description note: Color

Scope and Contents note

Footage (16mm): 000-007, Timecode (BSP): 01:00:00:00
 

Flagpole, Tinian Island

General Physical Description note: Color

Scope and Contents note

Footage (16mm): 007-013, Timecode (BSP): 01:00:18:03
 

Panoramic shots of North Field, Tinian Island

General Physical Description note: Color

Scope and Contents note

Footage (16mm): 013-041, Timecode (BSP): 01:00:28:07
 

Hiroshima atomic cloud

General Physical Description note: Black and White

Scope and Contents note

Footage (16mm): 041-054, Timecode (BSP): 01:01:15:13
 

Hiroshima atomic cloud

General Physical Description note: Black and White

Scope and Contents note

Footage (16mm): 054-059, Timecode (BSP): 01:01:37:25
 

"Great Artiste" (no. 89) and crew after return from Hiroshima mission

General Physical Description note: Black and White

Scope and Contents note

Footage (16mm): 059-090, Timecode (BSP): 01:01:44:25
 

"Enola Gay" (no. 82)

General Physical Description note: Black and White

Scope and Contents note

Footage (16mm): 090-092, Timecode (BSP): 01:02:36:10
 

Hiroshima atomic cloud

General Physical Description note: Black and White

Scope and Contents note

Footage (16mm): 092-110, Timecode (BSP): 01:02:39:08
 

Aircraft en route to Nagasaki; shots of "Bock's Car"

General Physical Description note: Color

Scope and Contents note

Footage (16mm): 110-131, Timecode (BSP): 01:03:09:20
 

Nagasaki atomic cloud

General Physical Description note: Color

Scope and Contents note

Footage (16mm): 131-159, Timecode (BSP): 01:03:45:08
 

Black

Scope and Contents note

Footage (16mm): 159-161, Timecode (BSP): 01:04:30:28
 

Nagasaki burst and cloud

General Physical Description note: Color

Scope and Contents note

Footage (16mm): 161-211, Timecode (BSP): 01:04:35:02
 

Nagasaki atomic cloud

General Physical Description note: Color

Scope and Contents note

Footage (16mm): 211-260 (end), Timecode (BSP): 01:05:58:08
box 1

Los Alamos telephone directory 1943-1944

box 1

Scrapbook 1945-1994

box 2

Scrapbook 1945-1994

box 3

Scrapbook 1945-1994