This may be a long shot, but if anyone out there knows of links online or books or documentaries, or anything really, that has to do with munitions factories in the United States during WWII, I could really use some help finding stuff. I’ve been waiting to use the archives at the Museum of Labor of Industry here in Youngstown, but the archives have been closed the past couple of weeks as the archivist has been on vacation. She should be back in a few days, but I’m getting itchy, and also if there are good sources out there that I haven’t been able to locate on my own, I would love to see anything someone can point me to. You can post in the comments or e-mail me directly. Thanks in advance!
I would send an email to Jeffrey Dowart, a history professor at Rutgers University. You can mention you are a good friend of mine, a former student of his. He is an expert in military history and munitions and would be able to suggest online resources.
dorwart AT camden.rutgers.edu
I’m too lazy to do this for you, but I’ve had good luck starting at the wikipedia article for something, looking at the reference list and then spawning more reading list from the biblios in those, etc.
Thanks, Steve, I’ll do that.
And thanks, Chance, and I hope you’re feeling better soon!
You might want to see if you can track down Alexander Irvine; his last book was about that very thing.
Rick Bowes told me the same thing, so I’m going to have to do just that, I think. Thanks!