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Guide to the Fallout Preparedness Committee records, 1961-1963.

Abstract

The Fallout Preparedness Committeee was appointed by President Deryl Hart in September of 1961 to prepare Duke University for a possible nuclear attack. The collection contains miscellaneous reports on the effects of a nuclear blast; diagrams of shelter spaces in Duke University buildings; second (1962), interim (1963), and third (1963) reports of the committeee actions planned at Duke in the event of a nuclear attack and surveys of facilities; engineering design study for fallout shelter areas.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. Fallout Preparedness Committeee.
Title
Fallout Preparedness Committee records, 1961-1963
Language of Material
English
Extent
0.5 Linear Feet, 250 Items
Location
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Collection Overview

The collection contains miscellaneous reports on the effects of a nuclear blast; diagrams of shelter spaces in Duke University buildings; second (1962), interim (1963), and third (1963) reports of the committeee actions planned at Duke in the event of a nuclear attack and surveys of facilities; engineering design study for fallout shelter areas.

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Contents of the Collection

Fallout Preparedness Committeee, 1961-1963
Box 1
Fallout Preparedness Committeee, Progress Report 2 (1962)
Box 1
Fallout Preparedness Committeee, Interim Report (1963)
Box 1
Fallout Preparedness Committeee, Report 3 (1963)
Box 1
Fallout Preparedness Committeee, Engineering Design Study/ J.N. Pease and Company
Box 1

Historical Note

The Fallout Preparedness Committeee was appointed by President Deryl Hart in September of 1961 to prepare Duke University for a possible nuclear attack. The forerunner to this committeee was commissioned on July 11, 1961 by Dean Barnes Woodhall to study the problem of fallout protection for the Duke Medical Center. President Hart expanded the responsibilities of the committeee to encompass the entire University Community. This committeee met regularly for two years and thoroughly studied and made provisions for the possibility of nuclear attack and two week confinement in the wake of nuclear radiation. The committeee conducted numerous investigations into the problems of shelter, water, food, ventilation, and medical care in the case of a nuclear attack and held extensive training seminars to prepare the entire campus for fallout procedures.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Inventory of the J. Deryl Hart Records, 1957-1980. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Inventory of the Paul M. Gross Papers, 1939-1979. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Inventory of the Barney Lee Jones Papers, 1957-1995. (University Archives, Duke University.)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Fallout Preparedness Committee records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Fallout Preparedness Committee records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in June 29, 1983.

Processing Information

Processed by Sally Sullivan, May 2008

Encoded by Sally Sullivan, May 2008

Accession 83-58 is described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.