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RG 156 - Office of Chief of Ordnance, Resumes of Activities - Holston Ordnance Works


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Resumes of Activities, 1946-1950National Archives Identifier 6997224
This series consists of daily resumes of activities of the Holston Ordnance Works in Kingsport, Tennessee. Each resume contains reports from various installation departments and other information: electrical department; car loading and shipping; automotive repairs; carpenters, painters, and laborers; miscellaneous activities; explosive handling; fire department; guard department; stores; first aid; surveillance section; buildings and equipment; ammunition; visitors; and weather.

        Box 1: Daily Resume of Activities, 1946-1947

        Each Daily Resume discusses the activities happening at the Holston Ordnance Works and is broken down into Shops, Fire Department, Guard Department, Visitors, Weather

         

        Folder 1: January- February 1946

         

        Folder 2: March- April 1946

        ▪ Composition B and Absentee Reports

         

        Folder 3: May-June 1946

        ▪ Composition B and Absentee Reports

         

        Folder 4: July-August 1946

        ▪ Ammonium Nitrate Program reactivation by Liberty Power Company

         

        Folder 5: September-October 1946

        ▪ Continued Ammonium Nitrate Program reactivation

         

        Folder 6: November-December 1946

        ▪ Holiday leave

        Women employed by Liberty Power Company in Ammonium Nitrate Program

        ▪ Shortage of supplies, so storage was necessary to stockpile

        ▪ Ran out of ammonia at several points

        ▪ Holston Ordnance District Planning Board’s first meeting

         

        Folder 7: January-February 1947

        ▪ Shortage of tank cars for Ammonium Nitrate Program—slower production

         

        Folder 8: March-April 1947

        ▪ Deactivation of plant

         

        Folder 9: June-July 1947

        ▪ Very limited to no shipping taking place

         

        Folder 10: August-September 1947

        ▪ Very limited to no shipping taking place

         

        Box 2: Daily Resume of Activities, 1947-1949

        Each Daily Resume discusses the activities happening at the Holston Ordnance Works and is broken down into Post Engineer, Ordnance Department, Fire Department, Guard Department, Stores, First Aid, Weather

         

        Folder 1: October-December 1947

        ▪ Work on standby preparation

        ▪ Very limited to no shipping taking place

         

        Folder 2: January-February 1948

        ▪ Very limited to no shipping taking place

         

        Folder 3: March- April 1948

        ▪ Collecting samples and testing Composition B

        ▪ Clearing buildings for standby

         

        Folder 4: May-June 1948

        ▪ Collecting samples and testing Composition B

        ▪ Clearing buildings for standby

        ▪ Very limited shipping

         

        Folder 5: July-August 1948

        ▪ Collecting samples and testing Composition B

        ▪ Clearing buildings for standby

        ▪ Very limited shipping

        ▪ Repairing equipment for storage

         

        Folder 6: September-October 1948

        ▪ Collecting samples and testing Composition B

        ▪ Clearing buildings for standby

        ▪ Preparing ammunition for shipment

         

        Folder 7: November-December 1948

        ▪ Clearing and repairing buildings for standby

        ▪ Collecting and testing samples of Composition B

         

        Folder 8: January-February 1949

        ▪ Clearing and repairing buildings for standby

        ▪ Repairing equipment for storage

        ▪ Preparing ammunition for storage—temperature readings

         

        Folder 9: March-April 1949

        ▪ Clearing and repairing buildings for standby

        ▪ Repairing equipment for storage

        ▪ Preparing Composition B for shipping

         

        Folder 10: May-June 1949

        ▪ Clearing and repairing buildings for standby

        ▪ Repairing equipment for storage

        ▪ Preparing ammunition for storage—temperature readings

         

        Box 3: Daily Resume of Activities, 1949-1950

        Each Daily Resume discusses the activities happening at the Holston Ordnance Works and is broken down into Post Engineer, Ordnance Department, Fire Department, Guard Department, Stores, First Aid, Weather

         

        Folder 1: July-August 1949

        ▪ Clearing and repairing buildings for standby

        ▪ Repairing equipment for storage

        Inspection of Holston Ordnance Works

         

        Folder 2: September-October 1949

        ▪ Clearing and repairing buildings for standby

        ▪ Repairing equipment for storage

        ▪ General maintenance

         

        Folder 3: November-December 1949

        ▪ Clearing and repairing buildings for standby

        ▪ Repairing equipment for storage

        ▪ General maintenance

        ▪ Safety Meetings

         

        Folder 4: January-February 1950

        ▪ Clearing and repairing buildings for standby

        ▪ Repairing equipment for storage

        ▪ General maintenance

         

        Folder 5: March-April 1950

        ▪ Clearing and repairing buildings for standby

        ▪ Repairing equipment for storage

        ▪ General maintenance

         

        Folder 6: May-June 1950

        ▪ Clearing and repairing buildings for standby

        ▪ Repairing equipment for storage

        ▪ General maintenance

         

        Folder 7: July-August 1950

        ▪ Clearing and repairing buildings for standby

        ▪ Repairing equipment for storage

        ▪ General maintenance

         

        Folder 8: September-October 1950

        ▪ Repairing equipment for storage

        ▪ General maintenance

         

        Folder 9: November-December 1950

        ▪ Repairing equipment for storage

        ▪ General maintenance

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