Creator

Date Original

1942-1945

Description

Red and white scarf worn by a female defense plant worker in Jacksonville during World War II.

Physical Description

Scarf, 2'10" x 1'5"

Subjects

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

Geographical Area

Jacksonville, Pulaski County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000396

Resource Type

Physical Object

Collection

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

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Defense Plant employee scarf, 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 scarf is an artifact that tells a story about women who faced death everyday working to produce fuses, boosters, detonators, and primers. These women did not go to a war zone overseas but they were in the trenches in much the same way as soldiers. When I see this scarf, I think of all those unnamed women who worked so hard for their country. - Crystal Shurley

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