Duck n’ Cover How U.S. Government Documents Helped Shape a Cold War Culture of Doom! Rebecca Blakeley, MLIS
“ The power of the atomic bomb is beyond belief…”
Related/Concurrent Fear
Iconic Symbols
Civilian Defense
Civil Defense Plans & Transformations
State & Local Civil Defense
The Enemy’s Weapons!
Don’t Let This Happen!
Have a Plan!
Government Documents  for the Masses
Handbooks
Build Your Shelter!
Civil Defense Training
 
“ Duck and Cover” Civil Defense Admin. Film, 1951
 
Hey Kids! Meet Mr. Civil Defense!
 
 
The Fallout Scare
Here Comes the Decontamination Squad!
Will I Turn into Radioactive Man?
 
Test Sites: Operation Cue
 
Test Sites:  Operation Doorstep
 
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Duck 'n Cover: How U.S. Government Documents Helped Shape a Cold War Culture of Doom!

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Presentation for the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference, 2009.

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Duck 'n Cover: How U.S. Government Documents Helped Shape a Cold War Culture of Doom!

  1. 1. Duck n’ Cover How U.S. Government Documents Helped Shape a Cold War Culture of Doom! Rebecca Blakeley, MLIS
  2. 2. “ The power of the atomic bomb is beyond belief…”
  3. 3. Related/Concurrent Fear
  4. 4. Iconic Symbols
  5. 5. Civilian Defense
  6. 6. Civil Defense Plans & Transformations
  7. 7. State & Local Civil Defense
  8. 8. The Enemy’s Weapons!
  9. 9. Don’t Let This Happen!
  10. 10. Have a Plan!
  11. 11. Government Documents for the Masses
  12. 12. Handbooks
  13. 13. Build Your Shelter!
  14. 14. Civil Defense Training
  15. 16. “ Duck and Cover” Civil Defense Admin. Film, 1951
  16. 18. Hey Kids! Meet Mr. Civil Defense!
  17. 21. The Fallout Scare
  18. 22. Here Comes the Decontamination Squad!
  19. 23. Will I Turn into Radioactive Man?
  20. 25. Test Sites: Operation Cue
  21. 27. Test Sites: Operation Doorstep

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