Jeff's Virtual Atomic Museum

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The US Federal Civil Defense Administration (FCDA) operated from 1951, in various forms, until 1979 when it's functions were pulled into the newly formed Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

What you'll find here are images and text from a variety of literature concerning atomic weapons and civil defense produced by the United States Civil Denfense effort, primarily during the 1950s and 1960s. The bulk of this material was produced for wide distribution to prepare the American people for a nuclear exchange with the Soviet Union.

    These small pamphlets were distributed as a set to schools, libraries, post offices - and to anyone who asked - during the "Grandma's Pantry" campaign of the mid 1950s.

  • Grandma's Pantry Goes on Wheels
  • Six Steps to Survival
  • Civil Defense Household First Aid Kit
  • Facts About Fallout
  • Home Protection Exercises
  • Fallout Protection
  • What To Do About Emergency Sanitation
  • Emergency Action To Save Lives
  • 4 Wheels to Survival - Your Car and Civil Defense

Additional FCDA Material

Other Material

The Virtual Atomic Museum

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