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Civil Defense Ephemera, circa 1950-1965

 Series — Box: 1, Folder: 2018-006.1-2

Scope and Contents

Civil defense publications and ephemera intended to help the public prepare for and respond to a national emergency such as a nuclear attack. Many of the brochures were published under the auspices of the Federal Civil Defense Administration. Brochure titles include: Your Car and Civil Defense: 4 Wheels to Survival; Rural Family Defense; Facts About Fallout; Civil Defense Household First Aid Kit; Facts About the H Bomb; Fallout Protection: What To Know and Do About Nuclear Attack; What You Can Do Now!; In case of Attack! Tune Your AM Radio Dial [to] 640 1240; Atomic Blast Creates Fire, Are You Prepared?; For "Know-how" Learn How! Red Cross Home Nursing. Also available are a few Civil Defense items specific to Cuyahoga County, Ohio including correspondence from the city of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County, a civil defense police armband, a flier reading "air raid precautions we co-operate," and a handbill of civil defense instructions.


  • Creation: circa 1950-1965

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0.05 Cubic Feet (2 folders) : Brochures; Correspondence

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Custodial History

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Archives & Special Collections Repository

Archives & Special Collections
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
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Omaha Nebraska 68182-0237 United States