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The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb

This collection focuses on the decision to drop the atomic bomb. It includes 76 documents totaling 632 pages covering the years 1945 through 1964. Supporting materials include an online version of “Truman and the Bomb: A Documentary History,” edited by Robert H. Ferrell.

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Documents

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Photographs

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Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Blast

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Crowded Meeting Room at The Potsdam Conference

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Inscription from President Truman about Atomic Bomb on Back of Photo

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Fat Man, the atomic bomb detonated over Nagasaki

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The first atomic bomb test, Alamogordo, New Mexico

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Atomic explosion

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Atomic explosion over Nagasaki

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View of the Mitsubishi Torpedo Plant in Nagasaki,following the atomic bomb explosion

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Truman's handwriting on the back of a Potsdam photograph describing telling Stalin about the atomic bomb

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Robert F. Bacher Portrait

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Portrait of Dr. Leonard Schultz

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Atomic bomb fireball

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Atom bomb burst

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Atom bomb fireball and shockwave

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Atom bomb fireball and mushroom cloud

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Atom bomb fireball and reflection

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Atom bomb detonation

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Aerial view of Hiroshima after atomic bomb blast

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Hiroshima in ruins

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Hiroshima in ruins

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President Truman greeting Prime Minister Clement Attlee at the White House

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A-Bomb Explosion, Test

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Hiroshima After the Atomic Bomb Blast

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Little Boy, the atomic bomb that destroyed Hiroshima