Lexington Filter Center scrapbooks,

Abstract

The collection contains two scrapbooks of the Lexington Filter Center which was a volunteer civil defense group in the 1950s.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Lexington Filter Center scrapbooks,
Extent
0.45 Cubic feet
Subjects
Civil defense--Kentucky--Lexington.
United States. Air Force--Officers.
Volunteers.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Amanda M. Reeve
Preferred Citation
59M39 : [identification of item], Lexington Filter Center scrapbooks, 1950-1959, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Filter Center coordinated groups of volunteers whose duties were to report low flying planes or missiles which could not be spotted by radar. It was organized in 1950 as part of a national program. United States Air Force personnel supervised the operations.
Scope and Content
The Lexington Filter Center scrapbooks contain photographs of Air Force officers assigned to the Lexington center and instruction sheets with center procedures. There is also a historical sketch of the center by the scrapbook's compiler, Eleanor Parker Hopkins.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Volume one,, 1950-1959

  • Box 1, Folder 1
  • Box 1, Folder 2
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Volume two,, 1955-1959

  • Box 1, Folder 3
  • Box 1, Folder 4
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