With its mission to “work for peace by bearing witness to the historical experience of Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombing survivors and the legacies of nonviolent activists touched by the horrors of nuclear war,” the Peace Resource Center at Wilmington College is the only academic center in the United States solely devoted to the history of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan on August 6 and 9, 1945.
The BRMA is the largest collection of materials in the United States that focuses on the human experience of nuclear war vis-à-vis the atomic bombings as well as the Cold War nuclear disarmament movement in the United States and Japan.
The recipient of two National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation Assistance Grants, the PRC BRMA carefully tends to its archival collection to ensure continued access to researchers and activists. We provide expansive programming that links the archives with the arts to create pathways to nuclear disarmament and abolition.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR COLLABORATION
We seek to reach scholars and researchers who are interested in studying the history and legacies of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as well as the nuclear disarmament movement. We seek artists who are interested in using the archives as a resource for art that calls for nuclear abolition.
For an example of collaboration between the archives and the arts see: https://www.theresponseproject.org/peace-resource-center-response-project