PITTS THEOLOGY LIBRARY
ARCHIVES AND MANUSCRIPTS DEPT.
TANIMOTO, KIYOSHI, 1909-1986.
Kiyoshi Tanimoto collection, 1938-1990.
MANUSCRIPT NUMBER 075
EXTENT: 0.1 cubic ft. (2 folders)
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CITATION: Kiyoshi Tanimoto collection, MSS 075, Archives and
Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.
An alumnus of the Candler School of Theology at Emory University,
Kiyoshi Tanimoto was the minister of the Nagarehawa United Church of
in Hiroshima, Japan when the United States dropped the atomic bomb in
He was also one of the survivors whose experiences figured prominently
in John Hersey's book, Hiroshima, an account of the survivors'
to overcome the devastation wrought by the atomic bomb. Later, he
the director of the Hiroshima Peace Center Foundation.
Scope and Content Note
This collection consists of a brief typed narrative of Rev. Tanimoto's
career, especially his work in Hiroshima after the devastation of the
atomic bomb in 1945. The outline includes discussions of John Hersey's
visit to Japan, aid to the "Hiroshima maidens" (women who suffered
facial disfigurements from the bomb's blast), peace efforts since the
war, and youth exchange programs between Japan and the United States.
The collection also includes a post card, sent to Tanimoto in 1938,
while he was a student at the Candler School of Theology; two pages of
class notes, ca. 1938; a photocopy of the citation conferring an
honorary Doctor of Divinity on Kiyoshi Taimoto by Emory University in
1986; and two New Yorker articles about Tanimoto’s experience during
the bombing, published in 1946 and 1985.
Last Modified: 11/23/2004