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Civil defense / radiological defense educational material


Held at: Science History Institute Archives [Contact Us]315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Science History Institute Archives. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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All of the materials except for a manual published by Victoreen Instrument Co. for use with its Radiation Survey Meter, Model No. 3 was issued by the U.S. government's Civil Defense Administration. Topics include use of a Geiger counter, construction of home fallout shelters, etc. There is also a set of lesson plans to teaching about radiation and its effects in high schools.

This is variety of pamphlets and school lesson plans concerning detection of radiation and protective measures to be used against it.

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