Atomic Energy Commission Reports 1952-1962

Photographs and quotes from Atomic Energy Commission reports showing human radiation experiments that were later condemned by the U.S. government as cruel and inhumane.

Early Nuclear Research and Human Radiation Experiments

This gallery includes photographs of early nuclear research and Atomic Energy Commission-funded human radiation experiments. UCLA and the West LA Veterans Administration were heavily involved in this research which included injecting animals with radionuclides.

Atomic Bombs and Culture

Nothing fueled the Cold War more than fear of the Hydrogen Bomb, especially in the hands of the former Soviet Union and the Peoples Republic of China. This gallery includes photographs of atomic explosions and images of early atomic culture.