Typed poem written by female defense plant employee about detonation work in the plant during World War II.
Poem, 8.5" x 10"
War work; Women; War; Ordnance industry; Ordnance testing;
During World War II, women were a big part of the work force in the United States. Overall, war manufacturing workers were women, called women ordnance workers or WOW’s. This poem is about the stereotypical woman of the 1940s and the expectation from American society for women to play that specific part. It speaks to the idea that women were more than just their appearance; they were a vital part of the war effort. Women were encouraged to leave their homes and join the workforce at this time. I enjoyed this poem because it shows a persistence of sprit to help one’s country in a time of need and to show the world how beautiful strength of character truly is. - Crystal Shurley
Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark.
MS.000396, Box 1, Folder 8, Item 2
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Arkansas State Archives
Detonator Gal Poem, Arkansas World War II defense plant employees collection, MS.000396, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas
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