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A Smithsonian Debate

  • Martin Harwit

Abstract

As 1991 approached, the museum had not yet found a place to display the Enola Gay. But time was pressing to decide how to exhibit her. The process ahead was lengthy. A whole army of curators, restorers, designers, carpenters, electricians, security guards, and other professionals and volunteers would have to be assembled and given clear instructions. The first step was the preparation of a proposal that all could understand and accept.

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Atomic Bomb Security Guard American Indian Community Modern Warfare Strategic Bombing 
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Notes

  1. 1.
    Michael Neufeld, “A Proposal to Exhibit the Enola Gay on the Mall,” February 4, 1991, NASM/MH. Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Martin Harwit, letter to Richard West, May 1, 1991, NASM/MH. Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Martin Harwit, letter to Robert McC. Adams, May 23, 1991, NASM/MH. Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Kim Masters, “Arts Beat—The Enola Gay, on the Mall,” Washington Post, June 3, 1991.Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Richard West, letter to Martin Harwit, June 13, 1991, NASM/MH. Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Martin Harwit, letter to Carmen Turner, July 23, 1991, NASM/MH. Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Black loose-leaf binder with ten sections and cover page, “Notes for Carmen Turner on the Enola Gay’s Proposed Exhibition,” dated August 11, 1991, in author’s possession, with a copy archived at NASM.Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Martin Harwit, letter to Robert McC. Adams, October 22, 1991, NASM/MH. Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Minutes of the National Air and Space Museum advisory board meeting held December 11, 1991, dated and distributed December 31, 1991, NASM/MH. Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Theodore C. Barreaux, memorandum to members of the National Air and Space Museum Advisory Board, January 3, 1992.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1996

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  • Martin Harwit

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