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View Resource Query Nuclear Explosions Database

NUCEXP, National Geoscience Database, provided by the Australian Geological Survey Organization (AGSO), contains entries on nuclear explosions around the world since 1945, with the location, time and size of explosions. To view the records, users must select site and country conducting the test and beginning/end dates.
View Resource A Concrete Curtain: The Life and Death of the Berlin Wall

The central feature of this fine site posted to the Web late last month is a hypertext history of the Berlin Wall and the significant events of the cold war that featured prominently in its life and death. The hypertext offers maps, exhibitions, and sidebars to supplement the main historical narrative. The Annexes section gives a timeline of key events, excerpts from various books and speeches...
View Resource The Berlin Airlift

This new addition to the Harry S. Truman Library's digital archives (see the July 17, 1998 Scout Report) commemorates the 1948-49 Berlin airlift, with primary documents, photos, and excerpts from a history of the airlift. The site features thirteen collections of primary materials, including declassified CIA reports and State Department research folders, Cabinet meeting minutes, letters, and press...
View Resource Fast Attacks & Boomers

A companion to the new exhibit at the National Museum of American History, this site traces the history of submarines from their early roots to their key role in the "Strategic Triad" of nuclear forces in the Cold War. The primary focus of the site, however, is post-WWII nuclear powered submarines: fast attacks (smaller enemy sub hunters) and boomers (ballistic missile subs). Well organized with...
View Resource Bay of Pigs

The 40th anniversary of the Bay of Pigs invasion was marked by an extraordinary conference in Havana involving former officials of the Kennedy Administration, the CIA, members of Brigade 2506, and Cuban government and military officials. The anniversary has also saw the release of numerous documents related to the ill-fated expedition. This offering consists of two volumes: the first contains the...
View Resource Hollywood 10

Hollywood 10 is dedicated to telling the story of the 1947 House on Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) hearings which targeted a core group of nine Hollywood screenwriters and one director as Communists. The site lists some of the key players involved and includes an interesting essay on the events leading to the creation of HUAC and the 1948 blacklist issued by the heads of the major...
View Resource The Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum Web site presents a host of materials relating the life and accomplishments of the late President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Located in Abilene, Kansas, the museum consists of five different structures, including the home of the late President. The site contains several virtual exhibitions as well, including one on the US Mobile Army Surgical Hospitals. A...
View Resource Conelrad

Conelrad is a site devoted to all aspects of atomic culture in the United States, presented in an informative and visual stimulating fashion. Founded in April 1999 by two Cold War veterans, Ken Sitz and Bill Geerhart, the site is a vast clearinghouse of articles, interviews, book reviews, and visual and audio documents related to the post-WWII atomic culture that flourished for close to two...
View Resource Nuclear Deterrence in the 21st Century

Therese Delpech was known for her work on international relations and her service at the French Atomic Energy Commission and as an adviser to the International Committee of the Red Cross. She passed away in January 2012, and the RAND Corporation recently published her last work, which is available on this site. This 196-page work calls for "a renewed intellectual effort to address the relevance of...
View Resource Cold War International History Project

Established in 1991 at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., the Cold War International History Project (CWIHP) works to gather historical materials from governments on all sides of the Cold War. The project offers a number of these materials on its site, along with in-house publications, information about fellowship programs, and detailed updates about...

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