Mapping the Military-Industrial-Communications Complex in Cold War America

Project: Research

Description

Established in 1951, Project Revere - funded by the US Air Force and CIA - was designed to test how the seemingly-humble printed information leaflet, dropped from aircraft, could be used to spark rumours though particular communities. While the lessons of the research would be applied at the font line of the US's Cold War encounters (e.g. Korea), the testing grounds were found much closer to home; within towns and villages in rural Washington State, Idaho and Utah.

Our project, started almost 55 years after Project Revere was completed, examines the geopolitics of Cold War 'rumour research', and retraces the steps of Revere scientists through the various towns and villages of Washington State that were used to test Project Revere's, so called, "Postcards from Heaven."
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/08/081/08/09

Funding

Unknown: £2,750

ID: 21698211