November 2009 – February 2010


Screening of “Memories of a Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Survivor” with introduction by Prof. Stephen Vlastos
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
3:30-5:00 pm
Main Library 2nd Floor Conference Room

Fold 1,000 Paper Cranes for Peace
Thursday, December 3, 2009
2:00-4:00 pm
Main Library North Exhibition Hall

“Memories of a Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Survivor II”
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
7:00-9:00 pm
Iowa City Public Library Meeting Room A

This will be a live video conference between Hiroshima and Iowa City.

The first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 and the second one on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. These two cities witnessed how devastating the effects would be. They were destroyed instantly and so many lives were lost. Many survivors are still suffering today.

This exhibition features the Hiroshima-Nagasaki poster collection donated by the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum with Iowa related exhibits and the UI Libraries resources. The Hiroshima Peace Foundation organized a U.S. national poster exhibition tour of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki from September 2007 through December 2008 to convey the reality of the damages and horrors of those events, as well as extend their efforts for the abolition of nuclear weapons and calls for peace. Organizers from 103 cities in 44 states hosted the same exhibition and now the UI Libraries is joining them.

Hiroshima & Nagasaki (Special Collections x-Collection Flat D767.25.H6 H56 1990)
The original of featured poster collection is available in the Special Collections.

To learn more about Hiroshima and Nagasaki, please also use


Exhibition Planning and Installation

Chiaki Sakai, Marianne Mason, Duncan Stewart



Bill Voss


Graphic design

Serina Brekke

Special thanks

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Director Rick Fosse and the Iowa City Public Works Dept.
Iowa United Nations Association
Dorothy Paul
Maureen McCue, Coordinator, Iowa Physicians for Social Responsibility