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What you'll find here are images, artifacts and a variety of literature concerning atomic weapons and civil defense produced by the United States Civil Defense 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.

Much of this material was produced by the US government's Civil Defense programs. 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).

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"In the depths of the Russian State Library, Marina Chestnykh takes the creaking elevator up to the ninth floor. She walks past stack after stack of books behind metal cages, the shelves barely visible in the dim light from the frosted-glass windows. This is the spetskhran, or old special storage collection — the restricted-access cemetery for material deemed 'ideologically harmful' by the Soviet state."

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"Off limits to the general public, the collection was always open to top party brass, some of whom are said to have enjoyed visiting. Today, the spetskhran is no more, but the collection is still something of a secret: There is no complete compendium of its contents, and many of them are still unlisted in the catalogue.

"'We chose to preserve it intact, as a relic of the era when it was created.' Chestnykh said."
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Here is a set of Korean War era trading cards from the Children Crusade Against Communism; Fight the Red Menace.

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