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These images dating from the 1960s detail contemporary preoccupation with fallout shelters and preparedness for a nuclear attack. From extensive lists detailing how to properly store food, diagrams of tagging civilian casualties, to student workbooks regarding rural fallout shelters, the Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization sought to inform the public.

  1. Woodroof, J.G. (1960). Foods for Shelter Storage: A Literature Review for the Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization. Georgia Experiment Station: University of Georgia. 
  2. United States. Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization. (1959). The Family Fallout Shelter. Washington: Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization. Full text available via HathiTrust.
  3. United States. Office of Civil Defense. (1964). Rescue Skills and Techniques. Washington: Office of Civil Defense.
  4. United States. Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization. (1966). Rural Fallout Shelter Analysis Workshop: Student Manual. Washington Department of Defense. Full text available via HathiTrust.
  5. United States. Office of Civil Defense. (1965). New Buildings with Fallout Protection. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office.
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Actual PSA from the Office of Civil Defense (1965) advising farmers on how to take action in the event of a nuclear catastrophe…using marionettes.

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Teach your students about Civil Defense and how to protect themselves from nuclear attack with various “games that teach” - fun, informative and life-saving!

United States. Office of Civil Defense and Moore, D.A. (1971). Games that teach: Classroom activities on individual and community disaster preparedness for elementary and secondary schools. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office.