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John A. Hammes papers

John A. Hammes papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: John A. Hammes papers
Creator: University of Georgia
Inclusive Dates: 1961-1970
Language(s): English
Extent: 2 Linear Feet (1 box and 1 oversize box)
Collection Number: UA18-001
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

Dr. John A. Hammes, in association with Dr. Travis Osborne, was director of Civil Defense Research at the University of Georgia from 1962 to 1968. Twelve experimental stations were supervised on campus, including Stegeman Coliseum, involving individuals numbering from 30 to 1,000, and periods ranging from one day to two weeks. By the end of the project, over 3,000 citizens had volunteered. Three 16mm research films were produced, two of which were shown at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Civil Defense Program write ups appeared nationwide, and locally in The Research Reporter (Fall 1967) and The Alumni Record (August-September 1967).

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence, reports, studies, photoraphs, and clippings related to the Civil Defense Research program at the University of Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John A. Hammes papers, UA18-001, University of Georgia Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2018.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Civil defense -- Study and teaching.
University of Georgia
University of Georgia. Faculty

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Survival in Fall-Out Shelters correspondence , 1961
12Civil Defense Research (CDR) Organization, 1961-1962; 1965
13Press clippings, circa 1962-1967
14Table 1: Experiential Shelter Occupancy Variables , 1962-1967
15Athens-Clarke County Shelter Plan Steering Comnittee , 1966
16Psychology Building blueprints , 1966
17Photographs , circa 1966
18Miscellaneous publications , 1966-1968
19From Civil Defense Research (CDR) Bulletin Board , 1967-1969
110Final Report - Shelter Occupancy Studies , 1968 December
111Appendices - Shelter Occupancy Studies , 1968 December
112Community Fall-Out Shelter Handbook for Untrained Management - 8th Edition, 1969 December
113Farewell letters , 1970
114The Quest for the Golden Handbooks by Marvin Jenkins , undated
11Scrapbook I, 1962-1967
12Scrapbook II, 1962-1967