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 in central Michigan.  “22 discussion groups” were conducted with civil defense program officials to educate Gratiot County residents on building and living in fallout shelters. Shelter photos and plans are super interesting in terms of  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 ]