Cold War History

2023 Cold War Speaker Series: Spies, Lies, and Macho Guys: Documenting RCMP Surveillance against the Women’s Liberation Movement in Canada

2022 Cold War Speaker Series: The LGBT Purge

On October 6, 2022, we held the second session in our Cold War Speaker Series, where we were honoured to welcome Michelle Douglas and Christos Pantieras who presented their topic, The LGBT Purge: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow through Personal Experience and Visual...

2022 Cold War Speaker Series promotional image with Michelle Douglas and Christos Pantieras in the middle and "The LGBT Purge" text underneath.

Spies Among Us: The 75th Anniversary of the Gouzenko Affair

“The Gouzenko affair crippled Russian spy efforts in North America for more than a decade.”-Vasili Mitrokhin (former KGB archivist) In the waning days of the Second World War, Soviet cipher clerk Igor Gouzenko was becoming disenchanted with the Stalinist regime;...

Photo of Igor Gouzenko

Ever wonder how to heat and cool a nuclear Bunker?

. Did you know that there is no heating and cooling machinery inside the bunker to support day-to-day operations? The Bunker relies on the geothermal system from the earth around it for heating and cooling.Fun facts: The coolest day of the year inside the Bunker on...

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Duck and Cover: How one desk could save your life

On August 29, 1949, the Soviet Union detonated their first nuclear weapon, bringing them into the nuclear arms race that defined the Cold War era. This moment in history brought Cold War anxieties to the forefront in the United States – they were no longer the only...

Over 15 students ducking and covering under their school desks.
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