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Educating the Public
A more detailed analysis of this topic is planned for the future. In the meantime, this archive of sources is presented.
Published Materials
"Bert the Turtle says Duck and Cover"
"Bert the Turtle says Duck and Cover", c. 1950 (complete)
"Grandpa Explains Radioactivity" 1956 (complete)
"Grandpa Explains Radioactivity", 1956 (complete)
"Common Sense Preparedness", 1957 (cover only)
"Common Sense Preparedness", 1957 (cover only)
"The Family Fallout Shelter" 1960
"The Family Fallout Shelter", 1960 (complete)
"Personal Preparedness in the Nuclear Age" 1960
"Personal Preparedness in the Nuclear Age", 1960 (complete)
"Survival in a Nuclear Attack", 1960
"Survival in a Nuclear Attack", 1960 (complete)
"If the Bomb Falls" (1961)
"If the Bomb Falls" (1961)
sound side 1 | side 2
"The Complacent Americans" (1961)
"The Complacent Americans" (1961)
sound side 1 | side 2
"You Bet Your Life" Pamphlet, 1963
"You Bet Your Life" Pamphlet, 1963 (2 images)
"In Time of Emergency", 1968
"In Time of Emergency", 1968 (cover only)
Civil Defense Magazine Ad
Civil Defense Magazine Ad
       
 
Civil Defense Radio Spots
Civil Defense Radio Spots
 
Civil Defense Films
Medical Aspects of Radiation (1950)
Medical Aspects of Radiation (1950)
Atomic Alert (1951)
Atomic Alert (1951)
Duck and Cover (1951)
Duck and Cover (1951)
Our Cities Must Fight (1951)
Our Cities Must Fight (1951)
Survival Under Atomic Attack (1951)
Survival Under Atomic Attack (1951)
A is for Atom (1953)
A is for Atom (1953)
The House in the Middle (1954)
The House in the Middle (1954)
About Fallout (1955)
About Fallout (1955)
A Day Called X (1957)
A Day Called X (1957)
Living With the Atom (1957)
Living With the Atom (1957)
Hanford Science Forum (c. 1957)
Hanford Science Forum (c. 1957)
Management of Mass Casualties Part X (1958)
Management of Mass Casualties Part X (1958)
Stay Safe, Stay Strong (1960)
Stay Safe, Stay Strong (1960)
Radiological Defense (1961)
Radiological Defense (1961)
About Fallout (1963)
About Fallout (1963)
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