Duck and Cover: Exploring Virginia's Atomic Culture in the Digital Age

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Air raid drills. Conelrad. Bomb shelters. Duck and cover. All of these were familiar terms to Americans in the Cold War culture of the 1950s. The future looked uncertain in the new Atomic Age because of tension between the United States and the Soviet Union. People lived with the threat of nuclear war as part of their daily lives. This tour will feature survival literature, manuscripts, and objects from Virginia during the Cold War, along with a look at how the VHS uses cutting edge technology to share its collections with a worldwide audience.