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Item or Series Title Lansing Civilian Defense
Catalog Number 2015-03-001
Description This collection consists of approximately 320 photographs from Lansing Civilian Defense preparedness activities, circa 1942 to 1944. Subjects include training and preparation for air raids, bombing, and blackouts; fundraising and recycling; Red Cross and medical preparation; communications including homing pigeons; public safety, police, and fire; vocational education; the draft; parades; and other related activities. The Civilian Defense Control Center was located in the old City Hall on the northeast corner of Capitol and Ottawa avenues.

A poster showing all of the official United States Civilian Defense insignia can be seen here.
Collection Title Lansing Civilian Defense
Creator City of Lansing
Other Creators Office of Civilian Defense
Dates of Creation 1942-1944
Year Range from 1942
Year Range to 1944
Object Name Fonds
Copyright Information Capital Area District Libraries makes no representation that it is the owner of the copyright in any published material. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright.
People and Organizations Neighborhood War Club
Red Cross
Ingham County Council of Defense
United Service Organizations (U.S.)
Search Terms Air raid shelters
Bombs
Blackouts
Civil defense
Pigeons
Radio broadcasting
Fire fighting
Ambulances
First aid
War bonds & funds
War relief
Medical aspects of war
Medical equipment & supplies
Parades & processions
Police
Canteens (Facilities)
Lansing (Mich.)
Recycling
Ingham County (Mich.)
Neighborhoods
Containers Non-Photographs
Air Raid Wardens
Auxiliary Police, Mounted Division
Civil Air Patrol
Control Center
The Draft
Emergency Management Testing
Homing Pigeons
Medical Services
Miscellaneous
Parades
Recycling (Waste)
Victory Garden
Volunteer Fire Department
Young People
Child Records Air Raid Warden's Post
Zone 6 Air Raid Wardens
Zone 6 Air Raid Wardens
Air raid warden interviewing family
Air raid warden interviewing family
Modern Air Raid Shelter
Modern Air Raid Shelter
Air Raid Sirens on Power House
Air raid staff and volunteers
Hillcrest Village Air Raid Defense
Incendiary Bomb Lecture
Air Raid Post
Air Raid Wardens Viewing War Motion Pictures
Blackout Incident
Air Raid Warden's Exhibit, Victory Garden Show
Blackout Survey Party
Olds Motor Works
Surprise Blackout
Blackout Incident
Blackout incident
Civilian Defense Visit
Ingham County Blackout
Surprise Blackout - Calkins Paint Store
Air Raid Wardens at Blackout Switch
Blackout Incident Officers
Blackout Incident
John Butts Resigns and Enlists in Navy
First Baptist Church During Blackout
Hatbox Store During Blackout
Hatbox Store During Blackout
Hatbox Store Following Blackout
Auxiliary Mounted Police
Civil Air Patrol
Mounted Police - Civilian Defense Unit
O.C.D. Mounted Police
Auxiliary Mounted Police
Auxiliary Mounted Police
O.C.D. Commander Glen Shrodes
O.C.D. Commander Glen Shrodes
CAP Squad 634-7 Detroit
Civil Air Patrol
Civil Air Patrol Lt. Rose Schmitt
Civil Air Patrol
Civil Air Patrol
Civil Air Patrol
Civil Air Patrol
Civil Air Patrol
Civil Air Patrol
Civil Air Patrol at Wolverine Aviation Co.
Civil Air Patrol Auxiliary Police
Civil Air Patrol
Civil Air Patrol Auxiliary Police
Civil Air Patrol
Civil Air Patrol Truck and Donated Boiler
Incident Plotting Map at Control Center
Control Center
Control Center
Control Center
Control Center Telephonist
Civilian Defense
Control Center Staff
Lansing Control Center in City Hall Basement
Control Center
Control Center
Control Center
Control Center Telephone Girls
Control Center Telephone Operators
Control Center Telephone Operators
Control Center Lansing City Hall
Control Center
Control Center
Control Center
Checking Passes to Enter Control Center
Operators Taking Air Raid Warden Incident Reports
Telephone Girls and Messenger Boys at Control Center
Fat Salvage Planning
Bomb Extinguishing Demonstration
Bomb Extinguishing Demonstration
Air Raid Control Demonstration
East Lansing Control Center
Control Panel
Lansing Control Center Operation
Draft Send Off
Defense Coordinator Saylor
Draft Send Off
Draft Send Off
Draft Send Off
Draft Send Off
Daylight Alert Test
Daylight Alert Test
Gas drill at Michigan State College
Homing pigeons
Homing pigeons
Homing pigeons
Homing pigeons
Homing pigeon
Homing pigeon carrier
Receiving Homing Pigeon Message
Homing Pigeon Message
Homing Pigeon Message
Lansing Homing Pigeon Club
Carrier Pigeon Messenger
Carrier Pigeons to be used for Civilian Defense Work
Carrier Pigeon as Messenger
Carrier Pigeons for Civilian Defense Work
First Aid Service, Ingham County Red Cross
First Aid Service, Ingham County Red Cross
First Aid Service, Ingham County Red Cross
Nurses Attending Training
Nurses at an Assembly
American Red Cross Volunteer Nurse's Aide Corps
Nurses-Aide's Graduation
Nurses-Aide's Graduation
Red Cross Home Nursing Course
Nurses-Aide's Graduation
Nurse Preparing Labor and Delivery Set-up
Nurse Demonstrating Post-Delivery Care
Nurse Demonstrating Post-Delivery Care
Nurse Demonstrating Post-Delivery Care
Nurse Demonstrating Post-Delivery Care
Red Cross Home Nursing Course
American Red Cross Volunteer Nurse's Aide Corps
American Red Cross Bed-Making Demonstration
Red Cross Instructing YWCA Junior Class
Red Cross Instructing YWCA Junior Class
Red Cross Instructing YWCA Junior Class
Theater First Aid
Theater First Aid
Theater First Aid
Theater First Aid
Theater First Aid
Women Taking Care of Fire Bomb
Theater First Aid
American Red Cross First Aid
Treating Wounded During Blackout Test Incident
Treating Wounded During Blackout Test Incident
Treating Wounded During Blackout Test Incident
Treating Wounded During Blackout Test Incident
Treating Wounded During Blackout Test Incident
Treating Wounded During Blackout Test Incident
First Aid Equipment
First Aid Station
First Aid Station
St. Mary First Aid Station
Baptist Church First Aid Station
First Aid Station South Baptist Church
St. Mary's First Aid Station
St. Mary's Cathedral First Aid Station
Doctors and Nurses Attending Victims
Care of Incendiary Bombs
Victim Care
Victim Care
Red Cross Canteen
Students at a Rally
Fingerprinting Members of Motor Corps
Practice Drill of the Motor Corps
Women Medical Volunteers
Ingham County Red Cross Personnel
Daylight Alert Test for Ambulance Crews
Window Display
Theater Poster Advertising Civilian Defense Show
Government Food Group Poster
Avenge December 7
Men Observing a Military Vehicle
Men with Equipment
Michigan Council of Defense Branch Posters
Ingham County Civil Defense Meeting
Men with Equipment
Civil Defense Workers
Portrait of a Military Man
Five Men in an Office
Three Women in an Office
Civilian Defense Finger Printing
Consumer Interest Committee Display
Portrait of Faith Richards
Women Sewing
Man Skiing
Leslie Control Group
Mason Control Center
Meridian, Stockbridge and Webberville Control Group
Commander E. E. Kistler
Williamston Control Group
Holt Control Group
County Command Group
County Command Group
War Parade
County Air Raid Warden Staff
Woman at Desk
Women in an Office
War Office
Radio Transmitter and Receiver
Man Sitting at Typewriter
Ingham Council of Defense Secretary
Six Men in an Office
Children in a Parade
War Parade
War Parade
War Parade
War Parade
War Parade
War Parade
War Parade
War Parade
War Parade
War Parade
War Parade
War Parade
Eastern High School Band Draftee Send-Off
Draft Send-Off
Memorial Day Parade
Memorial Day Parade
Red Cross Motor Corp Parade
Armistice Day Parade
Bond Drive Victory Parade
Achievement Day Parade
Achievement Day Parade
Achievement Day Parade
Achievement Day Parade
Bond Drive Victory Parade
Lansing's First Tin Can Collection
Tin Can Collection
Neighborhood War Club
Tin Scrap
Tin Scrap Drive
Boy Scout Junk Pile
First Tin Can Collection
The Night Before Tin Can Salvage
Tin Collection, East Lansing
Key Recycling
Stocking Salvage Planning
Turn In Your Keys
Scrap Tin Drive
Victory Garden Planning
Victory Garden Show
Victory Garden Survey
Fire Rescue Drill
Women's Fire Auxiliary
Fire Warden Wisner
Auxiliary Firemen Graduation
Auxiliary Firemen Practicing
Auxiliary Firemen Practicing
Wet Hose Carry
Auxiliary Firemen Practicing
Auxiliary Firemen Practicing
Care of Hose after Use
Standing By
Connecting a Hose
Auxiliary Firemen Practicing
Auxiliary Firemen
Auxiliary Firemen
Ladder Handling
Auxiliary Firemen Practicing
Auxiliary Firemen Practicing
Auxiliary Firemen at Station No. 4
Auxiliary Firemen at Station No. 4
Auxiliary Firemen at Station No. 4
Auxiliary Firemen at Station No. 4
Auxiliary Firemen Practicing
Wet Hose Handling
Auxiliary Firemen Practice
Auxiliary Firemen Practice
Gas Mask Demonstration
Auxiliary Fire Practice
Auxiliary Firemen Practicing
First Surprise Blackout
Auxiliary Firemen Practicing
Speakers at Auxiliary Firemen Graduation
Fire Simulation
Fire Simulation
Gas Drill
Gas Drill
Rescue of Gas Victim
Gas Drill at M.S.C.
Daylight Alert Test
Women's Fire Auxiliary
Japanese Instruction
Japanese Instruction
U. S. O. Billiards
Women's Vocational Class
First Aid Study
Mechanic Class
Model Airplane Building
Sinclair Flight Trainer
"Dad, Here's My Keys"
Model Aeroplanes
Mechanic Class
Girls' Woodshop Class
Girls' Woodshop Class
Aeroplane Mechanics
Women's Vocational Class
Women's Vocational Class
Women's Vocational Class
Women's Vocational Class
Women's Vocational Class
Women's Vocational Class
Women's Vocational Class
Women's Vocational Class
Servicemen at U. S. O. Party