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Application for Defense Council positions

Anyone wishing to serve on a Civil Defense Committee first had to undergo a thorough screening and an interview. Print out the following form and review the instructions below.

(Courtesy of Rutgers University Special Collections and University Archives)
New Brunswick/Highland Park's application form
(Courtesy of Rutgers University Special Collections and University Archives)

Role Play Exercise

Assign three students the role of being War Department representatives in charge of forming a Civil Defense Committee for your town in 1942. Have each student-applicant fill out the form separately. Then the Defense Committee will conduct brief interviews with each person and render a decision as to which 4 members of the class will serve as the chairpersons for the Air Raid Warden, Fire Warden, Public Health, and Communications committees.