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Canadian Cold War pamphlet collection
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11 steps to survival

Item is a pamphlet that describes what can be done before and after a nuclear attack with detailed instructions for each step. Item was published by the Queen's Printer.

Blast shelters

Item summarizes how a blast shelter should be built for protection, what features are necessary, and discusses some differences between blast shelters and fallout shelters. Item was published by the Queen's Printer.

Blueprint for survival

Series consists of "Blueprint for survival" pamphlets which were intended for the civilian population containing and contained survival plans and other information to prepare for the possibility of nuclear attack. These pamphlets were published by various Canadian government departments and distributed by the Emergency Measures Organization.

Canadian Cold War pamphlet collection

  • CA MRUASC C0006
  • Collection
  • 1947-1985

Collection consists of pamphlets published by the Canadian government and other organizations during the Cold War, mostly concerning the threat of nuclear war. Pamphlets were published by the Government of Canada, Combined Universities Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and others. The collection is arranged into four series, and subjects include civil defence, the anti-nuclear movement, nuclear war, survival planning, and communist threats. Other items discuss radioactive fallout, rescue operations, and first aid.

Civil defence

Series consists of civil defence pamphlets published by Canadian government departments that describe what to do and how to be prepared in the eventuality of nuclear attacks and other disasters.

Fallout on the farm

Item is a pamphlet that provides information on how to protect people, livestock, and crops from the effects of radioactive fallout. Item was published by the Queen's Printer and Controller of Stationery.

Nuclear explosions : a world-wide hazard

Item is a booklet written by Soviet biochemist and radiobiologist Aleksandr Mikhailovich Kuzin about the effects of radioactive fallout caused by nuclear explosions. The booklet was translated from the Russian into English and published by Foreign Languages Publishing House in Moscow.

Nuclear weapons section

Item is a revised section to the first edition of the Emergency Health Services Manual of 1952. The revisions were deemed necessary because of the advances and increased power of nuclear weapons at the time. Medical information was also declassified and made available for general use. Item was published by the Queen's Printer and Controller of Stationery.

Nuclear winter and associated effects : a Canadian appraisal of the environmental impact of nuclear war = L'hiver nucléaire et ses effets connexes : évaluation par le Canada des conséquences qu'une guerre nucléaire aurait sur l'environnement

Item examines the environmental implications of nuclear war and how it might affect Canada. Item was published by The Royal Society of Canada = La Société royale du Canada.

Our generation against nuclear war : [December 1963]

Item is a "quarterly journal devoted to the research, theory, and review of the problems of world peace and directed toward presenting alternative solutions to human conflict, eliminating war as a way of life." This journal was published by the Combined Universities Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

Our generation against nuclear war : [October 1964]

Item is a "quarterly journal devoted to the research, theory, and review of the problems of world peace and directed toward presenting alternative solutions to human conflict, eliminating war as a way of life." This journal was published by the Combined Universities Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

Our generation against nuclear war : fall 1961

Item is the first issue of a "quarterly journal devoted to the research, theory, and review of the problems of world peace and directed toward presenting alternative solutions to human conflict, eliminating war as a way of life." This journal was published by the Combined Universities Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

Our generation against nuclear war : fall 1962

Item is a "quarterly journal devoted to the research, theory, and review of the problems of world peace and directed toward presenting alternative solutions to human conflict, eliminating war as a way of life." This journal was published by the Combined Universities Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

Our generation against nuclear war : summer 1962

Item is a "quarterly journal devoted to the research, theory, and review of the problems of world peace and directed toward presenting alternative solutions to human conflict, eliminating war as a way of life." This journal was published by the Combined Universities Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

Our generation against nuclear war : winter 1962

Item is a "quarterly journal devoted to the research, theory, and review of the problems of world peace and directed toward presenting alternative solutions to human conflict, eliminating war as a way of life." This journal was published by the Combined Universities Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

Survival in likely target areas

Item is a pamphlet published by the Queen's Printer that was "designed to assist those Canadians who live in major cities which might be target areas in the event of nuclear war." The pamphlet discusses the advantages and disadvantages of evacuation or shelter in order to help Canadians prepare a practical survival plan.

The pamphlet is accompanied by a form letter regarding the Calgary Target Area Survival Plan from B.O. Miller, Principal of Rosedale School in Calgary, sent on behalf of the Calgary School Board to "parents whose residence can be reached from the school within 20 minutes." The letter explains a decision by the Department of Education that in the event of nuclear war, all schools will be closed and pupils dispersed to their homes, and parents are asked to prepare for this possibility. This letter was sent on November 27, 1962 to the parents of Grant Paterson.

What the home nursing auxiliary should know about civil defence

Item is a guide to home nursing responsibilities in an emergency situation. Item was written by the Emergency Health Services Division. Department of National Health and Welfare with assistance from the Canadian Red Cross Society and St. John Ambulance Association. Item was published by the Queen's Printer and Controller of Stationary.

Your evacuation pack

Item was produced by Information Services for Civil Defence and contains suggestions for the civilian population regarding the quantities and types of food, equipment, and water one should have ready in the event of a nuclear attack.