Creator

Date Original

1944 September

Description

Typed poem written by female defense plant employee about detonation work in the plant during World War II.

Physical Description

Poem, 8.5" x 10"

Subjects

War work; Women; War; Ordnance industry; Ordnance testing

Contributor

Laura Herring Kennedy Jigouleff

Geographical Area

Little Rock, Pulaski County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000396, Box 1, Folder 8, Item 2

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Arkansas World War II defense plant employees collection, MS.000396

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Poem, Detonator Gal, Arkansas World War II defense plant employees collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

Comments

During World War II, women were a big part of the work force in the United States. Overall, war manufacturing workers were women, called women ordnance workers or WOW's. This poem is about the stereotypical woman of the 1940s and the expectation from American society for women to play that specific part. It speaks to the idea that women were more than just their appearance; they were a vital part of the war effort. Women were encouraged to leave their homes and join the workforce at this time. I enjoyed this poem because it shows a persistence of sprit to help one's country in a time of need and to show the world how beautiful strength of character truly is. - Crystal Shurley

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