History & Culture
Minuteman Missile National Historic Site is the only National Park Service unit specifically designated for the Cold War. Congress stated in the park's enabling legislation that Minuteman Missile's purpose is "to interpret the historical role of the Minuteman II missile defense system as a key component of America's strategic commitment to preserve world peace and in the broader context of the Cold War."
National Park Service histories
The Missile Plains: Frontline Of America's Cold War is the Minuteman Missile Historic Resource Study. This in-depth study includes chapters on missile development, life in the missile field and the arms race. This study can be downloaded as a complete document or chapter by chapter.
Minuteman Missile Oral Histories are now online. These include valuable interviews with former missile field personnel, local citizens and contractor's who were part of the Minuteman's history for over three decades.