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Virtual Lobby Display: The Atomic Age


Welcome to the University Libraries virtual lobby display! This display of ebooks, articles, and other materials about the Atomic Age commemorates the 75th anniversary of the first detonation of a nuclear device in July 1945. If you would like to know more about any of the items on this display, or have research questions about the era or nuclear weapons or energy, use the information on the left side of this page to contact a librarian. 

Atomic Age images

[Photograph of Trinity nuclear test mushroom cloud nine seconds after detonation]. (1945). Retrieved from

Central Intelligence Agency. (1962). [Map of surface-to-air missile sites in Cuba], Retrieved from

Albertin, W. (1962). [Photograph of children at PS 58 in Brooklyn, New York participate in a "duck and cover" drill], Retrieved from

Nuclear Regulatory Commission. (1979). [Photograph of President Carter in a control room at Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station after the March 1979 accident], Retrieved from

[Photograph of woman with display of recommended supplies for a fallout shelter]. (n.d.) Retrieved from

Biddle, S. (1991). President Bush and President Gorbachev sign the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) in the Kremlin in Moscow, Soviet Union [Photograph], Retrieved from