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Collection Details


Collection Name: Sangamon Ordnance Plant
Repository Name: University of Illinois, Springfield. Archives/Special Collections. Oral History Collections [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Springfield, Illinois, United States
Dates Spanned: 1989-1990
Description: Employees of this WWII-era munitions factory near Illiopolis describe the acquisition of land for the plant, its construction, operation, working conditions, women and minority employees, duties, housing problems, life on the WWII homefront, impact on Illiopolis and the area, and the plant's closing.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 12
Broad Subjects: Industry and Labor; Economics
ASP Subjects: History; Illinois; Illinois--History; Local history; Manufacturing processes; Mills and mill-work; Oral history; United States; World War II, 1939-1945
Collection Code: OHC0000418