Creator

Date Original

1942-1945

Description

Black and white photograph of female workers at the Bomb Detonation Plant in Jacksonville. Written on the back of the photograph: "third from left - Nonnie (3rd from left), Laura (Herring) Kennedy Jigouleff, Prob. between 1942-1945, 3rd from right: Ruby Hooks Stuckey, Worked in Bomb Detonation Plant (just outside of Little Rock, Ark.) - during WWII, Jacksonville."

Biographical/Historical Note

During World War II, Arkansas had six ordnance plants. Women, of course, made up a large number of the employees at these plants, as much of the male workforce was serving in the armed forces. Construction on the plant in Jacksonville began in 1941. It was the first national defense plant approved for the state.

Physical Description

Photograph, 6.5 x 8.75"

Keywords

Women; War; War work; Bombs

Geographical Area

Jacksonville, Pulaski County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

G2698 1

Resource Type

Image

Collection

General photo file

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Female workers at the bomb detonation plant, Jacksonville, AR, General photo file, 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 | Women's History

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Female workers at the bomb detonation plant, Jacksonville, AR

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