Archive for the ‘nuclear war’ Category

Ran across this fantastic series of five documents: One Hundred Things You Should Know About Communism in the U.S.A.; One Hundred Things You Should Know About Communism and Religion; One Hundred Things You Should Know About Communism and Education; One Hundred Things You Should Know About Communism and Labor; and One Hundred Things You Should […]

RadNet Database


From the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s description of the RadNet database, which has its roots in the Eisenhower Executive Order 10831 (August 14, 1959), which established the Federal Radiation Council: The RadNet searchable database contains 23 years of environmental radiation monitoring data from all fifty states and U.S. territories and 40 years of measurements of […]

Historically, censorship has been employed by the U.S. government as a shield to restrict specific categories of information during war. For example, the Office of Censorship’s Code of Wartime Practices (1945) requested that publishers and broadcasters refrain from communicating  information on weapons, “military intelligence,” and casualties during WWII.  The Office of Censorship was established by […]

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 […]

Posted by Jackie Cabasso of Western States Legal Foundation (WSLF) to the Globenet list @ yahoo groups, details on a speech given by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the Hiroshima International Conference Center on August 6. Following the ceremony in the Peace Park,  the Secretary refers to his five-point plan on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation. […]

An exceedingly rare, colorful civil defense doc focused on atomic civil defense in Denver, Just in Case Atom Bombs Fall  (Civil Defense Office of Denver, Colorado, 1951), carries the Federal Civil Defense Administration’ s (FCDA) logo, and is similar to many atomic docs published by the Administration. In addition to the graphics, of note are […]

A revealing Top Secret Restricted Data* formerly classified memo from General Curtis Lemay and the Joint Chiefs of Staff Evaluation Board to General Carl Spaatz on Operation Crossroads, the first nuclear test in the Marshall Islands. Of note are the memo’s conclusions that clearly lay out the devastating effects of nuclear weapons: (1) “Atomic bombs […]