How It Was Done: Rural America (1960)


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 central Michigan.  In interviewing civic leaders and citizens through what we today might term “focus groups,”  “22 discussion groups” were conducted with civil defense program officials to educate Gratiot County residents on building and residing in fallout shelters. Shelter photos and plans are super interesting in terms of an inside view into late 1950s-early 1960s atomic culture.

[ Sorry for the scan; a few of the pages will have to be  rotated in Acrobat for a clean read. ]