As the Cold War moved into the nuclear age and tensions with the Soviet Union heightened, all Americans, including Oklahomans, learned to live with the threat of nuclear war. To increase the likelihood of survival if nuclear war came, national, state, and local civil defense organizations took steps to protect the public. As “preparedness” became the nation’s watchword, the state’s communities and college campuses prepared for the worst during the Cold War’s most frightening years.
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Brewer, Landry, "Sooner State Civil Defense: Oklahoma Community and College Campus Cold War Preparedness, 1960-68" (2019). Faculty Articles & Research. 6.