The item is a booklet with the title, "Family Shelter Designs." The Office of Civil Defense, a division of the U.S. Department of Defense, published this booklet in January of 1962. It is possible that this booklet was designed as a companion to "The Family Fallout Shelter" (Object ID 2014.047.006). There are 32 pages in this booklet.
Page 1 is the title page.
Page 2 features a general Introduction and a Table of Contents.
Each section has general information, a technical summary (space and occupancy, availability and cost of materials, fallout protection factor, blast protection, ventilation, construction time, and structural life expectancy), a construction sequence, and a bill of materials.
Pages 3 through 6 contain construction information for a basement sand-filled lumber lean-to shelter.
Pages 7 through 10 consist of construction information for a basement corrugated asbestos-cement lean-to shelter.
Pages 11 through 14 feature construction information for a basement concrete block shelter.
Pages 15 through 18 contain construction information for an outside semimounded plywood box shelter.
Pages 19 and 20 consist of construction information for a belowground corrugated steel culvert shelter.
Pages 21 and 22 feature construction information for an outside semimounded steel igloo shelter.
Pages 23 through 26 contain construction information for an aboveground earth-covered lumber A-frame shelter.
Pages 27 through 30 consist of construction information for a belowground new construction clay masonry shelter.
Page 31 is blank.
Page 32 is the back page of the booklet. There is the "CD" logo of Civil Defense, the return address on the Office of Civil Defense in Washington, D.C., and a note that "postage and fees paid," in case someone mailed the booklet.
|Dates of Creation||January, 1962|
|Extent of Description||10.25" x 8.00"|