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Now on Display from the Library's Vault: Civil Defense: Preparing for Disaster ca. 1950-1960

Now on Display from the Library's Vault: Civil Defense: Preparing for Disaster ca. 1950-1960
The proliferation of nuclear weapons, and with them, the means to end the world, changed the nature of warfare and insured that no country was safe from attack.

With a sense of unease and distrust pervading the nation, the government formulated a plan to protect people from an Display case with civil defense itemsimpending nuclear attack. Although doubts remained about the effectiveness of such a program, citizens across America worked to protect their communities from the threat of nuclear devastation. The records of Morristown’s Office of Civil Defense highlight one town’s response to its nation’s call to duty. In the display case next to the elevator.



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