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William A. Hightower papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2381
Abstract Contains Hightower's writings including novels, essays, and poetry. Includes correspondence from prison personnel, Hightower, and Genelle Larson Pugmire. Contains copies of a manuscript in which Hightower discusses his conviction and declares his innocence. Includes political essays discussing many of the current events during his prison term, including the Great Depression, World War II and the atomic bomb, and communism. Also includes various novels, many with western American themes....
Dates: 1924-1991

Morris R. Jeppson collection of "The Only Surviving Parts of the First Atomic Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima"

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 7646
Scope and Contents Contains a booklet with photocopies of the handwritten account of Morris R. Jeppson and his experience dropping the atomic bomb. He worked as the weapons electronics officer and made sure the bomb was properly armed before it was released. He shares information on how the bomb worked and his specific role in the process. News articles honoring Jeppson are also included. Photo copies of select documents relating to his Air Force service, and other photographs may be found with the materials....
Dates: Approximately 1945-2001