Memories of A Nuclear Age


Photo credit:  Boat trip with Mary Sakoda, Kenny Sakoda, Fumiko Shitamae, photographed by George T. Sakoda. P-5214 [P-5214-b] ABCC Photograph Collection, Texas Medical Center Library, McGovern Historical Center.

Photo credit:  Boat trip with Mary Sakoda, Kenny Sakoda, Fumiko Shitamae, photographed by George T. Sakoda. P-5214 [P-5214-b] ABCC Photograph Collection, Texas Medical Center Library, McGovern Historical Center.

In November 1947, the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC) was established to undertake the long-term study of survivors.

A large portion of the original ABCC papers are in the archives of The Texas Medical Center Library (TMCL). 

In effort to preserve and disseminate this work, a three-day gathering of Japanese and American scientists, historians, and archivists will take place in Houston.

Speakers will discuss the conservation of Atomic Bomb Archives, how the archives impact science history, the effects of radiation on humans, and peaceful uses for radiation.

A special reconciliation service will also be held to mark 70 years since Hiroshima, Japan was decimated by an atomic bomb.

This event is free and open to the public with the exception of the working meetings between the Japanese and American archivists.

Click here for the schedule.