03/30/10 194 W, 1 I - + 9 - 10 North Carolina Civil Defense History

From a reader, here's a neat new blog named North Carolina Civil Defense History. New to myself, that is. The site archives date to May 2009. How did we learning of this great place? The blogger is Frank Blazich Jr. and who conducted his Masters research at North Carolina State University on the North Carolina Civil Defense Agency from 1961 to 1963.

He's also planning PhD research at Ohio State University, and will study the agency's entire history from 1950 to 1973. How cool does that research sound? A quick scroll through the site shows postings about Dr. Seuss and the Nuclear Freeze Movement, an NCCD newsletter from 1969, and his eBay finding of a 1956 state survival plan project report. And that's just the first page!   

We've blogged about Civil Defense, such as these topics:

Also check out these earlier historical musings Civil Defense, from Mr. Blogger's pre-blogging days.

Great new blog above, and thanks to Jeff for passing it along. Next step, send the guy an introduction. Memo to self: do that.

No prob!!
Silver - 03/30/10 - 23:37

Glad yall enjoy the blog. Scroll through the archives, as I try to post things that are a bit lighthearted/amusing (a la the Dr. Seuss book relating to the antinuclear movement), to countless primary documents I’ve gathered at the NC Archives. At this point I have a complete photographic copy of every document from the NC Civil Defense Agency files at the NC Archives, roughly 20 GB of data. Every month I try to post up a newsletter, memo, press release, etc. My PhD program at Ohio State is intense to say the least, but I’m happy to answer emails with what information I have either in my noggin or in my files.
Frank (Email) (Web Site) - 03/31/10 - 08:41

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