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    • Honkawa Elementary School archival collection

  • The collection comprises two bound volumes of paintings, colored drawings, and calligraphy, along with some letters, done by students from Honkawa School, an elementary school near Hiroshima, Japan, after World War II. The volumes were presented as a gift to Dr. Howard Bell, an American administrator who worked after the war on rebuilding the Japanese school system. One volume was created and given to Dr. Bell in 1948, after he had helped to arrange the delivery of school supplies from a Unitarian Church in Washington, D.C., and the other volume was given in May 1952, when Dr. Bell returned to Hiroshima on a private visit. Also included are some photos of the school and of Howard Bell and a few letters to Dr. Bell. Later additions to the collection were: 1) biographical notes and a selected bibliography about Howard Bell; 2) an article from Global Research News, Oct. 29, 2012, titled “Celebrating Nuclear War: The 1946 ‘Atom Bomb Cake’”; 3) English translations of letters of gratitude from two students included in the second volume of artwork; and 4) materials related to an exhibit of this artwork in Dec. 2015-Jan. 2016 in the Hiroshima Public Library, arranged by the Hiroshima Municipal Archives.
Physical Description:
    • 1 archival box.
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