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It Was A Simpler Time?

Thursday, September 22, 2011 4:11 pm

While accessioning materials into the University Archives today, I came across the Wake Forest University Civil Defense Manual from 1966. A small but very detailed document outlines the shelter locations, the supplies (food, sanitary, and medical), locations of telephones in the shelters, and locations of janitor’s closets with hoses for filling water drums.

The Wake Forest University Civil Defense Committee had their work cut out for them! I am so happy they didn’t have to use them, but was interested that the Library had on hand 26 cases of Nabisco crackers. (Accession #2011.0067)

Comments

  1. This is awesome Rebecca and part of why SC&A is so much fun! Thanks!

  2. What a great find. I’ll bet those crackers are still around somewhere in our stacks :-)


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