• Creator
  • Allen, Raymond B.
  • Created Date
  • 1951
  • Description
  • In his letter Raymond B. Allen, President of the University of Washington, writes to Garland Ethel (and the rest of the University’s faculty) about the establishment of the Civil Defense Organization at the University of Washington as well as the reasons for its founding. Allen writes “I think the international situation is perilous and I believe we no longer can afford to move at a leisurely pace in our initial plans for civil defense.” He co... more
    In his letter Raymond B. Allen, President of the University of Washington, writes to Garland Ethel (and the rest of the University’s faculty) about the establishment of the Civil Defense Organization at the University of Washington as well as the reasons for its founding. Allen writes “I think the international situation is perilous and I believe we no longer can afford to move at a leisurely pace in our initial plans for civil defense.” He continues with the emphasis that “We must learn to live and calmly... In an age in which the threat is far greater than ever before, we must be more alert than ever before, learning to work together to minimize any disaster that. If it comes. Could be of terrible proportions.” Allen concludes that “The program is not based on the thought that attack is certain to come. But on the belief that we must not be delinquent in preparing against any eventuality.”. less
  • Format
  • text
    Letter (correspondence)
    Scanned from original text or image at 200 dpi saved in JPEG format, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2014