“Non-Target Area” Air Raid Instructions (1956)

This poster is from Hillsborough, North Carolina. This town was not a direct target which is the reason it specifically states “Non-Target Area”. It can be assumed it was labeled such as a way to not frighten the citizens.

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Alabama Civil Defense Assorted Papers

The statutes in Alabama law for the Civil Defense.  Alabama Law CD

Letter to Civil Defense Coordinators  and Directors on where to obtain canned water and dry packaged food. Canned Water and Dry Packaged Foods

List of Alabama Civil Defense City Director. CD City Directors

Address by Katherine G. Howard, Deputy Administrator of the Federal Civil Defense Administration (FCDA), before the National Encampment of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, at the Municipal Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 5, 1953.  Land of the Free Speech

Annotated list of films dealing with Civil Defense and atomic weapons. List of Films

Address by Katherine G. Howard, Deputy Administrator of the Federal Civil Defense Administration (FCDA), before the Assembly of Women’s Organizations for National Security at the Hotel Statler, Washington D.C., October 3, 1953. Security at Home Speech

Department of Defense Fallout Shelter Signs

These were distributed in 1962 for the Shelter Marking Program. The two fallout shelter signs are the FS1 which is a 14 x 20 inch aluminum sign and the FS2 which is a 10 x 14 inch galvanized steel sign. Both have “Not To Be Reproduced Or Used Without Department Of Defense Permission.” at the bottom of the sign. The 14 x 20 were to be put on the outside of a building while the 10 x 14 were placed on the inside to direct people to the Fallout Shelter. The signs also came with stickers of numbers, capacity, arrows, and instructions that would be placed on the sign. IMG_0029 IMG_0030IMG_6256

Elgin, Illinois Civil Defense Plan and Resources

Elgin, Illinois (1)

This is a booklet that reassures the citizens of Elgin, Illinois that they will not be the target of direct nuclear attack but they will be a reception center for evacuees from Chicago. It further explains the resources the Elgin Civil Defense has ready at their disposal. Although this is not dated, the mention of the Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization helps date this somewhere between   1958-1961.

Elgin, Illinois

Dr. Thomas E. Phipps Letter

Letter from Dr. Thomas E. Phipps. He was a professor at the University of Illinois. This letter is a response to a Civil Defense criticism that his colleagues had published in the newspaper. The letter came from his own private fallout shelter.

Dr. Thomas E. Phipps Letter

This is also the permit for his private shelter along with the record of the permits purchase from Urbana, Illinois.

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