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.
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All photographs in Series 2: Photographs have been digitized and are available in the University of Maryland Libraries Digital Collections. Access to the physical copies is restricted.
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3.58 Linear Feet (2 oversize boxes, 2 letter-size Hollinger boxes)
48 Photographs : B/W
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.
This collection consists of the following two series:
Dr. Hilberg's daughter, Kristin Henderson, donated the collection to the University of Maryland Libraries in October of 2008.