Document Type

Paper

Publication Date

Summer 2019

Abstract

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.

Publication Title

The Chronicles of Oklahoma

Volume

XCVII

Issue

Number One

First Page

192

Last Page

213

Comments

Sooner State Civil Defense: Oklahoma Community and College Campus Cold War Preparedness, 1960-68 was first published in the Summer 2019 issue of The Chronicles of Oklahoma.

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