Civil Defense of Ann Arbor

Civil Defense Test on Main Street, July 1959

Civil Defense Test on Main Street, July 1959
Caption: HOW PEOPLE REACTED TO TEST: A good many pedestrians paid no attention whatsoever (top picture) to Civil Defense officials' pleas to take cover during yesterday's alert. On the other hand (bottom) some people at least moved inside buildings during the test.
Published in Issue: Ann Arbor News, July 16, 1969

Article Keywords: Civil Defense, Civil Defense Drills, Civil Defense Tests, Downtown Ann Arbor, Emergency Preparedness, Mayer-Schairer Co., Moray's Jewelers, Peck's Cut Rate Drug Store, Preketes' Sugar Bowl Restaurant
Places: Main Street
Photographer: Duane Scheel
Date: July 1959

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Civil Defense Test on Main Street, July 1959

Civil Defense Test on Main Street, July 1959

Article Keywords: Civil Defense, Civil Defense Drills, Civil Defense Tests, Downtown Ann Arbor, Emergency Preparedness, Preketes' Sugar Bowl Restaurant, Richman's Clothes, Traffic, Walk-Over Shoes
Places: E. Washington St, Main Street
Photographer: Duane Scheel
Date: July 1959

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Civil Defense Test on Main Street, July 1959

Civil Defense Test on Main Street, July 1959

Article Keywords: Cahow Drugs, Civil Defense, Civil Defense Drills, Civil Defense Tests, Curtis Chicken in the Rough Restaurant, Dietzel's Shoe Store, Downtown Ann Arbor, Emergency Preparedness, Evelyn's Town & Country Shop, Haarer and Goetz, Kessel's Fashion Shop, Schiller's Millinery, The Kay-Jay Shop, Thom McAnn, Traffic
Places: Main Street
Photographer: Duane Scheel
Date: July 1959

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Drilling For Water at New Ann Arbor City Hall, March 1962

Drilling For Water at New Ann Arbor City Hall, March 1962
Caption: Drill For Water: Charles Goff & Sons of Whitmore Lake are drilling for water on the site of the new City Hall in downtown Ann Arbor. Indications are that a well at the northeast corner of the site will produce the 200 gallons per minute that would be needed for Civil Defense emergency use. A CD center will be built in the new hall's basement.
Published in Issue: Ann Arbor News, March 23, 1962

Article Keywords: Ann Arbor - City Hall, Building & Construction, Charles Goff & Sons, Civil Defense, Demolitions, Sewers & Sewage, Water Supply
Photographer: Duane Scheel
Date: March 1962

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City leaders place the first fallout shelter sign on the YM-YWCA building downtown, February 1963

City leaders place the first fallout shelter sign on the YM-YWCA building downtown, February 1963
Caption: ERECT SHELTER SIGNS: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today began the placement of signs on Ann Arbor buildings that will be used as public fallout shelters. The first sign was placed at the YM-YWCA downtown. Looking on are (from the left) City Administrator Guy C. Larcom, jr., Joseph Derkowski, of the corps, Dr. H. R. Shipman, city Civil Defense director, and Mayor Cecil O. Creal. Twenty-three buildings will be used as shelters. Equipment is expected to be brought here beginning Wednesday. The supplies from federal sources will be put into the various shelters.
Published in Issue: Ann Arbor News, February 11, 1963

Article Keywords: Ann Arbor YM-YWCA, Civil Defense, Civil Defense Shelters, Downtown Ann Arbor, Emergency Preparedness, Fallout Shelters, Signs & Signage, United States Army Corps of Engineers
People: Cecil O. Creal, Guy C. Larcom Jr., H. R. Shipman, Joseph Derkowski
Photographer: Eck Stanger
Date: February 1963

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Sally Beightol and H. R. Shipman inspect supplies for fall-out shelter at Huron Towers, March 1963

Sally Beightol and H. R. Shipman inspect supplies for fall-out shelter at Huron Towers, March 1963
Caption: SURVIVAL CRACKERS: A package of special crackers that, along with water, would be consumed by persons living in public fallout shelters during an emergency, are exhibited by Mrs. Sally Beightol, manager of Huron Towers, and Dr. H. R. Shipman, Ann Arbor Civil Defense director.
Published in Issue: Ann Arbor News, March 6, 1963

Article Keywords: Bomb Shelters, Civil Defense, Emergency Preparedness, Fallout Shelters, Huron Towers Apartments, Mass Feeding
People: H. R. Shipman, Sally Beightol
Places: 2200 Fuller Ct
Photographer: Duane Scheel
Date: March 1963

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Supplies for fall-out shelter at Huron Towers, March 1963

Supplies for fall-out shelter at Huron Towers, March 1963
Caption: SHELTER SUPPLIES ARRIVE: Among the first supplies for public fallout shelters in Ann Arbor are being placed in a shelter at Huron Towers on Fuller Rd. The supplies, free from the federal government warehouse in Livonia, will be placed in 26 shelters here in the next few days.
Published in Issue: Ann Arbor News, March 6, 1963

Article Keywords: Bomb Shelters, Civil Defense, Fallout Shelters, Huron Towers Apartments, Mass Feeding
Places: 2200 Fuller Ct
Photographer: Duane Scheel
Date: March 1963

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Checking civil defense supplies at Huron Towers, August 1963

Checking civil defense supplies at Huron Towers, August 1963
Caption: HOW TO DO IT: Ann Arbor Civil Defense Director Dr. H. R. Shipman shows directions on a 17 1/2-gallon fallout shelter water can to Guy Williams of the Huron Towers Apartments. Williams has been named manager of the shlter in case of attack. The cans will be filled if an emergency is threatened.
Published in Issue: Ann Arbor News, August 7, 1963

Article Keywords: Bomb Shelters, Civil Defense, Emergency Preparedness, Fallout Shelters, Huron Towers Apartments, Mass Feeding
People: Guy Williams, H. R. Shipman
Places: 2200 Fuller Ct
Photographer: Doug Fulton
Date: August 1963

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Checking civil defense supplies at Huron Towers, August 1963

Checking civil defense supplies at Huron Towers, August 1963
Caption: CHECKING SUPPLIES: Ann Arbor Civil Defense Director Dr. H. R. Shipman and Guy Williams of the Huron Towers Apartments inspect part of more than 50 tons of survival supplies stored in the Huron Towers shelter area. Chair in foreground was brought in by Williams to change a light bulb. It is not part of shelter equipment.
Published in Issue: Ann Arbor News, August 7, 1963

Article Keywords: Bomb Shelters, Civil Defense, Emergency Preparedness, Fallout Shelters, Huron Towers Apartments, Mass Feeding
Places: 2200 Fuller Ct
Photographer: Doug Fulton
Date: August 1963

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Fallout shelter being installed at Montgomery Wells, October 1965

Fallout shelter being installed at Montgomery Wells, October 1965
Caption: Shelter Installed: A civil defense shelter at the city's Montgomery Wells was lowered into its permanent home this morning. Melvin Cater (in cab) lowers the 19-foot long metal tank into the ground while Jack Cole rides down with it. Both are employees of the city's Utilities Department. The metal cylinder is seven feet in diameter and the company which manufactures them claims it will sleep seven persons. The shelter is being placed next to the pumping station and will serve to provide shelter for an operator in case of emergency. Entrance to the shelter will be provided inside the pumping station which houses a diesel engine that will pump water to the civil defense center in the basement of City Hall in case of emergency. It will be buried beneath about three feet of earth cover. Supplies in the shelter will enable an operator and his family to survive for two weeks to a month. Enough diesel fuel is at the pumping station to last three weeks. Included in the equipment that will be in the shelter are a blower to circulate air, a water connection from the wells, electric lights, a sump pump, a dehumidifier, a food supply, first aid equipment and a clock radio.
Published in Issue: Ann Arbor News, September 30, 1965

Article Keywords: Ann Arbor - City Hall, Ann Arbor Utilities Department, Bomb Shelters, City of Ann Arbor - Montgomery Well, Civil Defense, Emergency Preparedness, Fallout Shelters
People: Jake Cole, Melvin Cater
Photographer: Doug Fulton
Date: October 1965

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