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New York State Civil Defense Commission Training and Publicity Films and Recordings

Held by the New York State Archives


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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
These motion picture films and audio tapes document activities of the Civil Defense Commission.
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60 cubic feet (267 motion picture films, 143 DVDs, and 3 audio reels)
Inclusive Dates:
1941-1966
Series Number:
B2402

Scope and Content Note

These motion picture films and audio tapes chiefly document activities of the Civil Defense Commission, including training in civil defense (specifically, surviving a nuclear attack including importance of fallout shelters), training exercises conducted by the Commission in 1964, and interviews with Commission managers about the operations of the Commission. The films were created to demonstrate the current practices and ideals advocated by the State in regards to civil defense.

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