About The Site

In 2005, the world commemorated the 60th anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This website was created for students, educators, and the general public to provide an easy to use collection of resources to better understand that milestone of human history.

We wanted to bring forward a large collection of digital assets, such as original texts, eyewitness accounts, rare photographs, videos and full color maps. This site is a member of the Nuclear Pathways project, funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation's National Science Digital Library effort. Nuclear Pathways' goal makes information on historic and current nuclear issues more accessible and comprehensible to the public, educators, and students from middle school through graduate programs.

About The Creators

This site was built by AJ Software & Multimedia, the team that runs atomicarchive.com, a leading website on the science, history and consequences of the atomic age.

AJ Software & Multimedia is a small web design studio located in San Diego, California and founded by Chris Griffith. Over the years, we have developed a variety of multimedia products for such clients as Presto Studios, Blue Byte, Interplay, Bandai Entertainment and Performance Digital Laboratories. Learn more about past projects, or get with us to discuss how we can work with you, creating engaging websites.


  • Producer/Technical Lead: Chris Griffith
  • Editor/Writer: Carrie Rossenfeld
  • Writer: Geoff Williams
  • Content Expert: Chris Griffith

Photo Credits

Photographs used on this site are from:

  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • US Army
  • US Air Force
  • Department of Energy
  • White Sand Missile Range
  • American Institute of Physics - Emilio Segré Visual Archives

Video Credits

From the CD-ROM, Atomic Archive: Enhanced Edition.

  • Visual Concept Entertainment
  • Defense Threat Reduction Agency
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • The National Archives


All content included on this website, with the exception of those documents and images within the public domain (treaties, documents and images available through governmental sources), is the property of AJ Software & Multimedia and is protected by United States and international copyright laws.

Any use, including the reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, republication, or display of the content is strictly prohibited without express written consent of AJ Software & Multimedia. Click here for contact information.

Policy On Reproduction Of Website Materials

We do not allow re-posting of pages or substantial excerpts of proprietary material from the website by organizations or individuals. We do, however, encourage individuals and educators to download the information and analyses available on this site for noncommercial use, provided that the website is clearly credited as the source of the material and the copyright holder, respectively. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from copies of the content.

Citations to website materials should also list the full URL address where the item is found. Any Internet-based summary of the items should also include a link back to the website. If you link to materials found on the site, we would appreciate being notified via .