Archive for January, 2011

From the Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization, How It Was Done: Rural America (1960; SuDoc: Pr 34.759:17) is really a case study in shelter building in the community of Gratiot County, located in central Michigan.  “22 discussion groups” were conducted with civil defense program officials to educate Gratiot County residents on building and living […]


Just  in, sad news from the New York Times. The Tooth Fairy Project lives on with Joe Mangano continuing Dr. Jay Gould’s work on atmospheric fallout and strontium-90 uptake in baby teeth.


A declassified document formerly classified as Top Secret, security information, Restricted Data under the Atomic Energy Act of 1946, is a redacted draft (psychological operations) policy document titled  “Terms of Reference for Ad Hoc Panel L (Psychological Implications of Projected Thermonuclear Bomb Tests),” dated July 23, 1952.  The document explores three options in dealing with […]


Scanned here are The Atom, the Servant of Man (1954; SuDoc IA1.2:At 7) and Sharing the Atom (1955; SuDoc IA 1.2: At 1/3), both published by the United States Information Agency (USIA), a partner in promoting the Eisenhower administration’s Atoms for Peace agenda. The documents not only characterize the atom as a measure of human progress, […]