Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) supports the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) 50th Anniversary celebration in Vienna
On behalf of the Department's Office of Science, OSTI will support the IAEA's 50th anniversary celebration at the 50th General Conference held at Vienna's Austria Center, September 18 to 22, 2006. Several key country delegations are providing special historical exhibits. The U.S. delegation will host a display focusing primarily on the key role President Eisenhower played in establishing the IAEA. Many of the U.S. memorabilia items are provided from the OSTI, including documents from the U.S. delegation to four of the Atoms for Peace Conferences (1955, 1958, 1964, and 1971), Eisenhower photographs, publications by Glenn T. Seaborg about the IAEA, samples from Understanding the Atom series, and several key Enrico Fermi documents. In addition to the OSTI collection, the U.S. display will include a bust of Eisenhower created for the IAEA in 2003 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the "Atoms for Peace" speech from 1953, a CD of the 2003 presentation ceremony, and the text of the speech itself (from the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library). The exhibit will be on display in Vienna for most of the year-long celebration, with potential exhibits in other countries where special events will be hosted.