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United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Rules and Administration.
Smithsonian Institution management guidelines for the future.
Washington : U.S. G.P.O. : For sale by the U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office, 1995
|Material Type:||Government publication, National government publication|
|All Authors / Contributors:||United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Rules and Administration.|
|Notes:||Distributed to some depository libraries in microfiche.
Shipping list no.: 95-0243-P.
|Description:||iv, 187 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Series Title:||United States.; Congress.; Senate.; S. hrg.|
Table of Contents:
May 11, 1995. Opening statement of: Hon. Ted Stevens, chairman, Committee on Rules and Administration 1; Hon. Wendell H. Ford, ranking member, Committee on Rules and Administration 3. Testimony of: Maj. Gen. Charles W. Sweeney, USAF (Ret.) 4; Col. Charles D. Cooper, The Retired Officers Association 13; Mr. Herman Harrington, The American Legion 17; Mr. R.E. Smith, Air Force Association 28; Mr. Bob Manhan, Veterans of Foreign Wars 31. Prepared statement of: Maj. Gen. Charles W. Sweeney, USAF (Ret.) 8; Mr. Herman G. Harrington, The American Legion 20; Mr. Bob Manhan, Veterans of Foreign Wars 32. May 18, 1995. Opening statement of: Hon. Ted Stevens, chairman, Committee on Rules and Administration 41; Hon. Wendell H. Ford, ranking member, Committee on Rules and Administration 51. Statement of Hon. John Warner, member, Committee on Rules and Administration 51. Testimony of: Hon. Sam Johnson, a Representative in Congress from the State of Texas 44; Prof. Edward T. Linenthal, the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh 46; Dr. Thomas D. Crouch, chairman, Aeronautics Department, National Air and Space Museum 72; Dr. Maxine F. Singer, chairman, Commission on the Future of the Smithsonian Institution 102; Prepared statement of: Dr. I Michael Heyman, Secretary, the Smithsonian Institution 70; Dr. Thomas D. Crouch, chairman, Aeronautics Department, National Air and Space Museum 76; Dr. I. Michael Heyman, Secretary, the Smithsonian Institution 101. Appendixes. Appendix I Statement of Dr. Martin Harwit, former director, National Air and Space Museum 111. Appendix II Additional statements submitted for the record: Evan S. Baker, president, Navy League of the United States 116; Louis R. Coatney, Macomb, Illinois 120; Victor Fic, Tokyo correspondent, Asian Defense Journal 124; Historians' Committee for Open Debate on Hiroshima (Kai Bird, Martin J. Sherwin, Laura C. Yamhure, Gar Alperovitz, Barton J. Bernstein, Noam Chomsky, John Dower, Eric Foner, James Hershberg, Linda K. Kerber, Walter LaFeber, Melvyn P. Leffler, Robert Jay Lifton, Edward T. Linenthal, Gaddis Smith, and others) 132; Gen. Jack N. Merritt USA (Ret.), president, Association of the United States Army 154. Appendix III "Enola Gay" Chronology 1993-1995, submitted by R.E. Smith, Air Force Association 157. Appendix IV Letter from Dr. I Michael Heyman, Secretary, Smithsonian Institution, to Hon. Sam Johnson, U.S. House of Representatives 161. Appendix V Responses of I. Michael Heyman, Secretary, Smithsonian Institution, to questions submitted by Hon. Jesse Helms, member, Committee on Rules and Administration 182. Appendix VI Letter from Dr. Maxine F. Singer, Chairman, Commission on the Future of the Smithsonian Institution, to Chairman Stevens, transmitting the report of the Commission 187.
This was the crucial, revelatory, showdown hearing about the Smithsonian's controversial proposed 1995 "Enola Gay" exhibit. Generally speaking, veterans and veterans' groups, Senators and Congressmen, and military historians had successfully opposed the revisionist history the proposed exhibit would have exhibited, and academic historians challenged their right to do so. This primary source document presents the best cases both sides could make. The academic history establishment was represented by well-respected Holocaust scholar Dr. Edward T. Linenthal, who was engaged in a particularly revealing exchange by Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska, an Air Force veteran of the China-Burma-India theater of World War II. Dr. Linenthal did not equate the atom bombings with the Holocaust, as some revisionist historians wanted him to do. He did later author the book History Wars, describing the gap between the public's (and veterans') historical experiences and perceptions and some academic historians' interpretations of those. (In his first-ever radio broadcast to his Japanese people, the atom bombings were the only specific factor of the course of world events referred to by the Emperor as justification for his decision to surrender to the Allies -- a courageous decision which saved the lives of millions of soldiers, sailors, airmen, and civilians of Japan and all the (by that time) "United Nations" involved.)
- Enola Gay (Bomber) -- Exhibitions -- Political aspects.
- National Air and Space Museum -- Exhibitions -- Political aspects.
- Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945 -- Historiography.
- Nagasaki-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945 -- Historiography.
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan -- Hiroshima-shi.
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan -- Nagasaki-shi.
- Atomic bomb -- Moral and ethical aspects.
- United States -- Military policy -- Moral and ethical aspects.
- Public history.