Creator

Date Original

1941-1945

Description

This collection contains questionnaires, essays, training tests, the "AOP News" (newsletter of the Arkansas Ordnance Plant in Jacksonville, Arkansas), and certificates belonging to men and women of Arkansas who worked in Arkansas defense plants. Most of the materials represent men and women who worked at the Arkansas Ordnance Plant at Jacksonville, Arkansas. Others represent the Maumelle Ordnance Work located at Marche, Arkansas, Malvern (Jones Mills), Arkansas Remmel Dam Aluminum Plant, and the Camden, Arkansas, shell loading plant.

Biographical/Historical Note

In October 1941, the United States War Department announced that defense plants would be built across Arkansas. The Arkansas Ordnance Plant at Jacksonville built fuses, detonators, and other military ammunition. Maumelle Ordnance Works at Marche produced ammonium picrate, an explosive to be used in armor-piercing shells. Malvern (Jones Mill), produced aluminum. The Camden plant was built late in World War II as a rocket loading, assembling, and storage site.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Jacksonville, Pulaski County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000396

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

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

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