Online Resources

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

This is online site for the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. It contains a virtual tour of the museum, as well as section that looks at the atomic bomb and peace through the eyes of children. It also contains an excellent resource of photos and artifacts.

The Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

This is online site for the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum. It contains a virtual tour of the museum, as well as records of the Nagasaki Atomic Bombing.

A-Bomb WWW Museum

This Japanese site provides an excellent record of the bombing of Hiroshima. Included in the site are historical records and memoirs of survivors. The site also documents the aftereffects of the bomb including the problems faced by children of survivors of the bomb.

Remembering Nagasaki

A photographic journey through the ruins of Nagasaki at Exploratorium in San Francisco. A companion book has been published.

Hiroshima: Was It Necessary? The Atomic Bombing of Japan

This site provides a collection of resources that explore the debate on should the atomic bombs have been dropped on Japan.

Hiroshima Archive

Inspired by the photographic work "Hiroshima" by Japanese artist Hiromi Tsuchida, The Hiroshima Archive was originally set up to join the on-line effort made by many people all over the world to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the atomic bombing. The archive is intended to serve as a research and educational guide to those who want to gain and expand their knowledge of the atomic bombing. - Nuclear Pathways Member

Atomic Archive is a comprehensive resource on the atomic age. The site include biographies of key persons, original documents, a glossary, images, pertinent web links, and a timeline of major events related to the nuclear age. Interactive elements allow the user to explore a country�s nuclear facilities or explore global nuclear test sites. In addition, the site contains "Nuclear News", a weblog which covers topical nuclear issues.

The Nuclear Weapons Archive

An excellent and extensive site for learning more about nuclear weapons. This website offers extensive information on the history and status of nuclear weapons. The site is organized chronologically, with a section on the physics that led up to the Fat Man and Little Boy atomic bombs, a section on atomic and nuclear weapons since the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and a section on the current state of nuclear weapons in the world.

Los Alamos National Laboratory

This section of the Los Alamos National Laboratory's website presents information about the laboratory's role in the development of the first atomic bombs. It contains a well-written document on the early history of the laboratory, as well as access to previously classified documents on the development of the bombs. The site also provides a series on Los Alamos history published in the Los Alamos News Bulletin to commemorate the laboratory's 50th anniversary.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

This website is the official site of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), which began with the goal of producing uranium-235 for the Manhattan Project. It provides a brief history of ORNL including an interactive timeline, and includes a detailed description of the X-10 graphite reactor built in 1943.

Hanford Site

The website contains a broad spectrum of information on Hanford from 1943 to the present. The plutonium production site played a pivotal role in the nation's defense for more than 50 years, beginning in the 1940s with its creation as part of the Manhattan Project.

Atomic Central

A link to an award winning movies such as; Trinity and Beyond, Atomic Journeys, from VCE. Footage from some of these movies is used on the CD-ROM, Atomic Archive:Enhanced Edition.

Children of the Manhattan Project

This site seeks preserve the historical importance of the Manhattan Project, to recognize and memorialize the efforts of all World War II veterans, and to promote the safe and beneficial use of nuclear energy.