National Archives at Atlanta

The Southern Home Front During World War II

Visit our online exhibit!

Saturday, September 21, 2013
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Refer to CaptionWomen at the Augusta Arsenal, ca. 1944; Augusta, GA; Assorted Arsenal Files, 1942-1955; Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, Record Group 156; National Archives at Atlanta.

National Archives at Atlanta

The National Archives at Atlanta is the repository of an estimated 7,500 cubic feet of records documenting the Southern home front during World War II, and these historic sources are ripe for new scholarship and discovery. This year's symposium encourages research in these diverse records, features published scholars whose works were based on these holdings, and promotes the discovery of new scholars with a call for proposals from universities and colleges across the Southeast region.

The Southern Home Front During World War II Symposium

Following the hard economic times of the 1930s, the years during World War II brought both new hardships and opportunities to the South. Many men left for war, but jobs in ship building, airplane construction, ordnance manufacture, and even nuclear enrichment ushered in modernization amid the segregation of the Jim Crow era. Towns exploded into cities bringing new demographics and ideas to the region and its workforce. These stories of labor and production, science and technology, civil rights, working women, and military preparedness maintain a legacy on the South today.

How to Register

Pre-registration is required. Registration is free and limited to 200 participants.

To register, please fill out the Registration Form and mail or email it to:

National Archives at Atlanta
5780 Jonesboro Rd.
Morrow, GA 30260


The deadline for registration is Monday, September 16, 2013.