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Albert W. Hilberg Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission collection

 Collection 0009-GWP
Albert W. Hilberg, M.D., was a physician member of the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC), which was founded in 1946 by President Truman to research the long-term effects on survivors from Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Albert W. Hilberg collection consists of 48 photographs of Hiroshima before and after the atomic bombing and 41 printed reports written by the ABCC and accumulated by Hilberg.

Dates

  • 1930-1963 and undated
  • Majority of material found within 1940-1951

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to the public and must be used in the Maryland Room. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies or digital surrogates may be provided in accordance with Special Collections and University Archives duplication policy. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs unless otherwise specified. It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission to publish materials from the appropriate copyright holder. Archival materials may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws or other regulations. While we make a good faith effort to identify and remove such materials, some may be missed during our processing. If a research find sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Extent

48 Photographs (2 clamshell boxes)

41 Items (41 bound reports)

89 Items (41 bound reports and 48 photographs)

Scope and Contents

The Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC) was founded in 1946 by President Truman to research the long-term effects on survivors from Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Albert W. Hilberg, M.D., worked as a physician with the ABCC. Hilberg's collection consists of materials surrounding the ABCC's research on the effect of the atomic bomb, and includes 48 photographs of Hiroshima before and after the atomic bombing and 41 printed reports on the bombings.

Arrangement

This collection consists of the following two series:
Series 1
Reports
Series 2
Photographs

Custodial History

Dr. Hilberg's daughter, Kristin Henderson, donated the collection to the University of Maryland Libraries in October of 2008.

Related Materials

The National Academy of Sciences has the archive of the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission. Their website is linked here.
Title
Guide to the Albert W. Hilberg Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission collection
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Michiko Izawa.
Date
2008-10-24
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

Contact:
University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742
301-405-9212