The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb

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Documents

1945

March

Albert Einstein to Franklin D. Roosevelt
March 25, 1945    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

April

Henry Stimson to Harry S. Truman
April 24, 1945    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

May

Notes of Meeting of the Interim Committee
May 9, 1945    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Log of the Interim Committee of the Manhattan Project
May 9, 1945    View (17 pages)    |    (PDF)

J. A. Darry to Leslie R. Groves
May 12, 1945    View (7 pages)    |    (PDF)

Notes of Meeting of the Interim Committee
May 14, 1945    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Notes of Meeting of the Interim Committee
May 18, 1945    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Notes of Meeting of the Interim Committee
May 31, 1945    View (17 pages)    |    (PDF)

June

Notes of Meeting of the Interim Committee
June 1, 1945    View (10 pages)    |    (PDF)

Diary entries
June 1, 1945    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

Minutes of Meeting held at the White House
June 18, 1945    View (45 pages)    |    (PDF)

Notes of Meeting of the Interim Committee
June 21, 1945    View (8 pages)    |    (PDF)

July

Notes of Meeting of the Interim Committee
July 6, 1945    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

Notes by Harry S. Truman on the Potsdam Conference
July 16, 1945    View (10 pages)

Notes by Harry S. Truman on the Potsdam Conference
July 17, 1945    View (9 pages)    |    (PDF)

Petition to the President of the United States
July 17, 1945    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Leslie. R. Groves to Henry Stimson
July 18, 1945    View (14 pages)    |    (PDF)

Notes of Meeting of the Interim Committee
July 19, 1945    View (8 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memo for the Record, Manhattan Project
July 20, 1945    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

John Stone to General Arnold
July 24, 1945    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Henry Stimson to Harry S. Truman, with handwritten Truman reply on reverse
July 30, 1945    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Draft statement on the dropping of the bomb
July 30, 1945    View (8 pages)    |    (PDF)

Henry Stimson to Harry S. Truman, with attached draft press release
July 31, 1945    View (13 pages)    |    (PDF)

August

Press release by the White House
August 6, 1945    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memoranda re: Manhattan Project
August 6, 1945    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Press release by Henry Stimson
August 6, 1945    View (7 pages)

Translation of leaflet dropped on the Japanese (AB-11)
August 6, 1945    View (1 page)

Translation of leaflet dropped on the Japanese
August 6, 1945    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Telegram, Richard Russell to Harry S. Truman
August 7, 1945    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Harry S. Truman to Richard Russell
August 9, 1945    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence between Harry S. Truman and Samuel Cavert
August 11, 1945    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

September

Matthew J. Connelly to James Byrnes, with attached Leo Szilard letter
September 6, 1945    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memo by George Harrison
September 8, 1945    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memo re: Russia and the atomic bomb
September 11, 1945    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Henry Stimson to Harry S. Truman, accompanied by a memorandum
September 11, 1945    View (8 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum by George Harrison
September 14, 1945    View (2 pages)

Memoranda for the record
September 14, 1945    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memoranda of conversation
September 25, 1945    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memo of conversation with Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer and Dean Acheson
September 25, 1945    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Clinton P. Anderson to Harry S. Truman
September 25, 1945    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

Kenneth McKellar to Harry S. Truman, accompanied by a report
September 27, 1945    View (7 pages)    |    (PDF)

Philip Fleming to Harry S. Truman
September 28, 1945    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

October

Memorandum of conversation
October 3, 1945    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memoranda from discussions
October 3, 1945    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memoranda for the files
October 11, 1945    View (7 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum of meeting
October 17, 1945    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

November

Memoranda for the files
November 1, 1945    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memoranda from meetings
November 10, 1945    View (9 pages)    |    (PDF)

1946

February

Press release
February 4, 1946    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

May

Press release re: Operation Crossroads
May 13, 1946    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

June

„The Decision for Peace”, excerpt from report of the United States Strategic Bombing Survey
ca. June, 1946    View (8 pages)    |    (PDF)

U. S. Strategic Bombing Survey: The Effects of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
June 19, 1946    View (51 pages)    |    (PDF)

Franklin D’Olier to Harry S. Truman, with related material
June 20, 1946    View (3 pages)

„United States Strategic Bombing Survey: The Effects of the Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki”
June 30, 1946    View (45 pages)    |    (PDF)

July

United States Strategic Bombing Survey
July 1, 1946    View (34 pages)    |    (PDF)

United States Strategic Bombing Survey: Japan’s Struggle to End the War
July 1, 1946    View (59 pages)    |    (PDF)

August

Press release
August 2, 1946    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

December

Harry S. Truman to Roman Bohnen
December 12, 1946    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Harry S. Truman to Karl Compton
December 16, 1946    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

1947

June

„The Evaluation of the Atomic Bomb as a Military Weapon”
June 30, 1947    View (39 pages)    |    (PDF)

1950

February

„Soviet Intentions and Capabilities”
February 20, 1950    View (20 pages)    |    (PDF)

1951

„The Atomic Bomb” by Eben Ayers
ca. 1951    View (7 pages)    |    (PDF)

„Truman and the Atom Bomb”
ca. 1951    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

August

Diary entry by Eben Ayers
August 6, 1951    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

1952

December

Correspondence between Harry S. Truman and James Cate, with attached White House memos
December 6, 1952    View (17 pages)    |    (PDF)

1953

January

Thomas Murray to Harry S. Truman
January 16, 1953    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Harry S. Truman to Thomas Murray
January 19, 1953    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

1954

June

Notes regarding June 18, 1945 meeting
June 7, 1954    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

1955

Excerpt from Transcript of Interview with former President Truman
ca. 1955    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

„The Atomic Bomb”, third draft
ca. 1955    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

1957

May

„Tentative chronology of part played by scientists in decision to use the bomb against Japan”
May 29, 1957    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

1958

Handwritten notes by former President Truman
ca. 1958    View (7 pages)

March

Correspondence between Tsukasa Nitoguri and Harry S. Truman
March 12, 1958    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

1963

August

Harry S. Truman to Irv Kupcinet
August 5, 1963    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

1964

Harry S. Truman to Mrs. Haydon Klein, Jr.
August 4, 1964    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Not Dated

„Collection and Identification of Fission Products of Foreign Origin” by Peter King and N. Friedman
Not Dated    View (11 pages)    |    (PDF)

 

 

 

 

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