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Holston Ordnance Works Employee

Holston Ordnance

August 1943

A Holston Ordnance Works employee operating filter tanks in "E" building in area B...

Tags: Ordnance Facilities | Tennessee | World War II
Holston Ordnance Works Manpower Map

Manpower map

December 1943

Like most military production facilities during the war, Holston Ordnance Works in Kingsport, Tennessee, employed male and female workers...

Tags: Labor | Map | Ordnance Facilities | Tennessee | World War II
Selection of the Oak Ridge Site

Selection of Oak Ridge

August 12, 1942

The Tennessee Valley Authority worked closely with the War Production Board and the Army Corps of Engineers to choose the Oak Ridge...

Tags: Manhattan Project | Tennessee | World War II
Lack of Negro Carpenters

Negro Carpenters


John W. Reed, a concerned citizen, exchanged correspondence with David E. Lilienthal and Gordon Capp of TVA regarding...

Tags: African Americans | Labor | Tennessee | World War II
Women at the Milan Arsenal

Women at Milan Arsenal


The Milan Ordnance Depot and the Wolf Creek Ordnance Plant merged in 1943 to form the Milan Ordnance Center. In 1945...

Tags: African Americans | Ordnance Facilities | Tennessee | Women |
World War II
Segregation at the Memphis Train Depot

Memphis Train Depot

ca. 1944

Despite their service in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II, black soldiers were still required to purchase train...

Tags: African Americans | Railroads | Tennessee | World War II
Hazards to the Health of Individuals Working With RDX

Health Hazards with RDX(B)

September 28, 1944

In September 1944, the Office of Scientific Research and Development published a 113-page report titled "Hazards to the Health of Individuals...

Tags: Health | Tennessee | World War II
Employee Violates Area Stabilization Plan

Worker Leaves Job for North

June 19, 1943

An African American worker leaves the South to work in the North and does not want to return despite his apparent violation ...

Tags: African Americans | Labor | Ohio | Tennessee | World War II
Workers Needed in Coal Mines

Coal Mine Losing Workers

August 20, 1943

Coal mines were in desperate need of workers, but mine lore discouraged the hiring of women for these jobs...

Tags: Labor | Tennessee | World War II
Investigation of Electricians

Investigation of electricians

August 19, 1944

Written by a manager for Roane-Anderson at Oak Ridge, this report concerns insubordinate electricians and a supervisor's attempt...

Tags: Labor | Tennessee | World War II