Archive for June, 2009

The Clergy in Civil Defense full text online at the Internet Archive (Federal Civil Defense Administration: GPO, 1951) and its companion publication, The Church in Civil Defense (Federal Civil Defense Administration: GPO, 1956; SuDoc: FCD 1.6/2:25-1/956), are stunning Cold War period pieces that describe the role of the clergy and church in civil defense planning […]

I scanned a copy of 4 Wheels to Survival, but then stumbled on a better copy online at Ohiolink. 4 Wheels is fascinating on a number of levels. First, the orange-red clip art contributes to the upbeat, persuasive, rational tone of the civil defense and preparedness message (as if there is anything rational about nuclear […]

Trippy wonderful has oodles of original atomic history material on the CONELRAD (640/1240 on the AM dial) emergency broadcasting system. But here for the first time on the Web – as far as I can discern – are two original gov docs on the system. The docs are: – Circa 1955 640 CONELRAD 1240. […]