Village Books and the WWU Libraries are pleased to present WWU Connections, a brown bag speaker series highlighting the expertise of WWU faculty and staff. Bring your lunch and join us for this engaging presentation and discussion. Western Connections is co-sponsored by Western Washington University Libraries.
Polly Myers will talk about how people in the Pacific Northwest responded to the potential dangers of the nuclear age. Topics covered will include the institution of civil defense programs, debates over a proposed nuclear power plant in the Skagit Valley, and reactions to Boeing's production of cruise missiles. Myers earned her doctorate in US History from the University of Minnesota in 2008. She is currently a History Instructor at Western Washington University and the 2012-2013 James W. Scott Senior Research Fellow for Western Libraries' Heritage Resource Program.