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A New Director

  • Martin Harwit

Abstract

Walter Boyne, who had been director of the National Air and Space Museum since the spring of 1983, abruptly left the Smithsonian in midsummer 1986, leaving the National Air and Space Museum directorship vacant for a year. Within weeks, Secretary Adams began to look for a successor.

Keywords

Nuclear Weapon European Space Agency Atomic Bomb Legal Counsel Infrared Space Observatory 
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Notes

  1. 1.
    Wendy Stephens to Martin Harwit, private conversation, around 1992.Google Scholar
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    Martin Harwit, handwritten note dated July 7, 1987, in the author’s possession.Google Scholar
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    David C. Beeder, of the Omaha World-Herald Bureau, “42nd Anniversary of Hiroshima Blast—Nebraska-Made Enola Gay Draws Few Visitors,” Evening World-Herald (Omaha, Nebraska), August 6, 1987.Google Scholar
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    Handbill dated August 6, 1987, NASM/MH.Google Scholar
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    Martin Harwit, letter to Bill Winter, December 2, 1987, NASM/MH.Google Scholar
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    Peter Powers, letter to Martin Harwit, with a handwritten note, dated November 18, 1987, NASM/MH.Google Scholar
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    Arthur Veik, letter to Rep. Virginia Smith, August 25, 1987, NASM/MH.Google Scholar
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    Margaret Gaynor draft of a letter to Honorable Virginia Smith, hand-dated October 6, 1987, NASM/MH.Google Scholar
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    National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Minutes of the Research Advisory Committee Meeting, October 28, 1987, Carmen Turner File, tab 2, NASM/MH.Google Scholar
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    William D. Leahy, I Was There (New York: Whittlesey House, 1950), 441.Google Scholar
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    Dwight D. Eisenhower, Crusade in Europe (Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1948), 443.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1996

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  • Martin Harwit

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