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Civil Defense Operational Survival Plans

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0639

This collection houses operational survival plans for the state of Tennessee promulgated by the Civil Defense Administration.

Dates

  • 1958

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

2 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses operational survival plans for the state of Tennessee promulgated by the Civil Defense Administration.

Biographical/Historical Note

The United States established a national civil defense program in 1950 in response to the threat of international thermonuclear war. This new Civil Defense Administration was replaced by the Office of Civil Defense in 1961. This office was succeeded by the Defense Civil Preparedness Agency in 1964, and this agency was incorporated into the new Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in 1979.

Arrangement

Collection consists of two boxes.

Acquisition Note

W. B. Jones, Jr. donated these papers to the University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections in 1958.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480