Hoover Archives Featured in Japanese Documentary about Atom Bomb Survivor

Friday, October 10, 2014
Harold Melvin Agnew Motion Picture Film, Hoover Institution Archives.

Harold Melvin Agnew Motion Picture Film, Hoover Institution Archives.
Harold Melvin Agnew Motion Picture Film, Hoover Institution Archives.

A Japanese-language television documentary about a survivor of the atom bomb dropped on Nagasaki includes footage shot at the Hoover Library and Archives.

Footage from the Harold Melvin Agnew motion picture film, which depicts atom bombs exploding over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, is at Hoover and featured in the documentary. In addition, there is footage of Rachel Bauer, archival specialist at Hoover, and the shelves of film stored in the Hoover Archives.

Some of the footage is graphic, including shots of the survivor's initial injuries and ensuing scars.

Segments featuring the Hoover Archives:

2:38 - Atom bomb exploding over Nagasaki (Agnew film)

9:25 - Stanford campus and Hoover Tower

9:35 - Rachel Bauer, archival specialist, in Hoover Archives stacks

9:58 - Bauer displays Agnew film can and film reel

10:44 - Bauer confirms that the film is the original

11:02 - Agnew film reel from various angles

11:20 - Bauer speaks about film preservation

11:34 - Hoover Archives stacks