75 years ago, the famous Orson Welles radio production of HG Wells’s War of the Worlds was broadcast on CBS radio. The broadcast which many thought was real caused a large panic in the Northeast and parts of Canada. While a large number knew it was a drama, listeners who may have missed the introduction or were channel surfing fell for the bulletin laden format of the show.
You can listen to the broadcast here
The library owns a copy of The Panic Broadcast by Howard Koch which provides some details of the broadcast.
Thomason Special Collections also has a large collection of works from HG Wells including several 1st editions.
Some of the titles include
-War of the Worlds
-The Island of Doctor Moureu
-The History of Mr. Polly (1st edition)
-The History of the World
-The First Men in the Moon