Guide to Federal Records

Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance


(Record Group 156)
1797-1969

OVERVIEW OF RECORDS LOCATIONS

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  • 156.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY
  • 156.2 GENERAL RECORDS 1797-1962
  • 156.2.1 General records, 1797-1924 (bulk 1797-1915)
  • 156.2.2 General records, 1915-62
  • 156.3 RECORDS RELATING TO VARIOUS SUBJECTS 1808-1939
  • 156.3.1 Records relating to ordnance property
  • 156.3.2 Fiscal records
  • 156.3.3 Personnel records
  • 156.3.4 Other records
  • 156.4 RECORDS OF ORDNANCE BOARDS 1846-1925
  • 156.4.1 Records of boards established prior to U.S. entry into World War I
  • 156.4.2 Records of ordnance boards, World War I and later
  • 156.5 RECORDS OF ORDNANCE DEPARTMENT UNITS (CIVIL WAR TO WORLD WAR I) 1861-1911
  • 156.6 RECORDS OF ORDNANCE DEPARTMENT UNITS (WORLD WAR I) 1916-41 (bulk 1917-22)
  • 156.6.1 Records of the Carriage Division
  • 156.6.2 Records of the Nitrate Division
  • 156.6.3 Records of the Administration Division
  • 156.6.4 Records of the American Base Depot in France
  • 156.6.5 Records of the Engineering Division
  • 156.6.6 Records of the Equipment Division
  • 156.6.7 Records of the Executive Section
  • 156.6.8 Records of the Historical Branch
  • 156.6.9 Records of the Gun Division
  • 156.6.10 Records of the Inspection Division
  • 156.6.11 Records of the Procurement Division
  • 156.6.12 Records of the Production Division
  • 156.6.13 Records of the Small Arms Division
  • 156.6.14 Records of the Supply Division
  • 156.6.15 Records of the Explosives and Loading Division
  • 156.6.16 Records of the Motor Division
  • 156.7 RECORDS OF ORDNANCE DEPARTMENT UNITS (POST WORLD WAR I) 1894-1962 (bulk 1919-62)
  • 156.7.1 Records of the War Plans Division
  • 156.7.2 Records of the Military Plans Division
  • 156.7.3 Records of Executive Division
  • 156.7.4 Records of the Fiscal Division
  • 156.7.5 Records of the Office of the Director of Personnel
  • 156.7.6 Records of the Legal Division
  • 156.7.7 Records of the Safety and Security Division
  • 156.7.8 Records of the Services and Installations Office
  • 156.7.9 Records of miscellaneous staff offices and divisions
  • 156.7.10 Records of the Field Service
  • 156.7.11 Records of the Field Service Division
  • 156.7.12 Records of the Manufacturing Service
  • 156.7.13 Records of the Industrial Service
  • 156.7.14 Records of the Industrial Service Division
  • 156.7.15 Records of the Research and Development Service
  • 156.7.16 Records of the Research and Development Division
  • 156.7.17 Records of the Plans and Programs Division
  • 156.7.18 Records of the Technical Staff
  • 156.7.19 Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance--Detroit (OCO-D)
  • 156.7.20 Records of the Engineering and Manufacturing Division, OCO-D
  • 156.8156.8 RECORDS OF POST-WORLD WAR II OFFICES, DIVISIONS, AND OTHER UNITS 1945-62
  • 156.8.1Records of the Chief of Ordnance
  • 156.8.2Records of the Deputy Chief of Ordnance
  • 156.8.3Records of the Executive Office
  • 156.8.4Records of the Personnel and Training Division (Assistant Chief of Ordnance-Manpower until 1960)
  • 156.8.5Records of the Legal Office
  • 156.8.6Records of the Plans and Programs Division
  • 156.8.7Records of the Field Service Division
  • 156.9 MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS 1812-1942
  • 156.10 RECORDS OF ARSENALS AND ARMORIES 1799-1968
  • 156.10.1 Records of Allegheny Arsenal, PA
  • 156.10.2 Records of Augusta Arsenal, GA
  • 156.10.3 Records of Bellona Arsenal, VA
  • 156.10.4 Records of Benicia Arsenal, CA
  • 156.10.5 Records of Champlain Arsenal, VT
  • 156.10.6 Records of Columbia Arsenal, TN
  • 156.10.7 Records of Edgewood Arsenal, MD
  • 156.10.8 Records of Fort Monroe Arsenal, VA
  • 156.10.9 Records of the Frankford Arsenal, PA
  • 156.10.10 Records of Indianapolis Arsenal, IN
  • 156.10.11 Records of Kennebec Arsenal, ME
  • 156.10.12 Records of Picatinny Arsenal, NJ
  • 156.10.13 Records of Raritan Arsenal, NJ
  • 156.10.14 Records of Rock Island Arsenal, IL
  • 156.10.15 Records of San Antonio Arsenal, TX
  • 156.10.16 Records of Springfield Armory, MA
  • 156.10.17 Records of the Washington Arsenal, DC
  • 156.10.18 Records of Watertown Arsenal, MA
  • 156.10.19 Records of Watervliet Arsenal, NY
  • 156.11 RECORDS OF ORDNANCE PROVING GROUNDS 1889-1941
  • 156.11.1 Records of Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
  • 156.11.2 Records of Erie Proving Ground, OH
  • 156.11.3 Records of Sandy Hook Proving Ground, NJ
  • 156.11.4 Records of Savanna Proving Ground, IL
  • 156.11.5 Records of Scituate Proving Ground, MA
  • 156.12 RECORDS OF ORDNANCE DEPOTS 1861-1946
  • 156.13 RECORDS OF ORDNANCE DISTRICTS 1917-46
  • 156.13 RECORDS OF ORDNANCE INSPECTORS AT PRIVATE PLANTS 1882-1919
  • 156.14 RECORDS OF OTHER ORDNANCE FIELD OFFICES AND INSTALLATIONS 1874-81, 1918-19
  • 156.15 CARTOGRAPHIC RECORDS (GENERAL) 1901-40
  • 156.16 STILL PICTURES (GENERAL) 1877-1944

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156.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY

Established: By the act organizing the Ordnance Department (4 Stat. 504), April 5, 1832, from a combined corps of ordnance and artillery.

Predecessor Agencies:

  • Ordnance Department (1812-21)
  • Corps of Ordnance and Artillery (1821-32)

Functions: Developed, tested, maintained, repaired, procured, and distributed army ordnance and ordnance equipment.

Abolished: Effective August 1, 1962, by General Order 44, Department of the Army, July 23, 1962, with functions transferred to United States Army Materiel Command.

Successor Agencies: U.S. Army Materiel Command.

Finding Aids: Joyce D. Ciarrocchi, Jessie T. Midkiff, and Garry D. Ryan, comps., "Preliminary Inventory of the Textual Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, Part I," NM 26 (1964); Evelyn Wade and Garry D. Ryan, comps., "Preliminary Inventory of the Textual Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, Part II, Records of Ordnance Field Installations," NM 59 (1965); supplement in National Archives microfiche edition of preliminary inventories.

Security-Classified Records: This record group may include material that is security-classified.

Related Records: Record copies of publications of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance in RG 287, Publications of the U.S. Government.

Records of the United States Army Materiel Command, RG 544.

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156.2 GENERAL RECORDS
1797-1964

History: Ordnance functions first centralized under an Ordnance Department by an act of May 14, 1812 (2 Stat. 732). Superseded by a Combined Corps of Ordnance and Artillery, established by the act reducing the size of the army (3 Stat. 615), March 2, 1821. Ordnance Department reestablished, 1832. SEE 156.1.

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156.2.1 General records, 1797-1924 (bulk 1797-1915)

Textual Records: Letters sent to the Secretary of War, 1812-89, and to ordnance officers and military storekeepers, 1839-89. Miscellaneous letters sent, 1812-89. Indexes to letters sent, 1871-89. Press copies of letters sent to the Secretary of War and to ordnance officers ("New Series"), 1861-94, 1897-1903. Press copies of miscellaneous letters sent, 1855-94, 1897-1903. Indexes to press copies of letters sent, 1871-94. Letters received, 1797- 1807, 1812-94 (915 ft.), with indexes, 1871-94; and registers, 1817, 1827-89. General correspondence, 1894-1913 (1,689 ft.), 1910-15 (256 ft.), with synopses and copies ("Yellowbacks"), 1904-10; record cards, 1890-1903; and card indexes, 1904-11, 1912-15. Administrative orders and regulations, 1822-71. War Department orders, 1825-26. Ordnance Department regulations, 1839. Weekly progress reports on ordnance contracts, 1878-84, 1895-1900. Reports of target firings by artillery units, 1895- 1924. Drawings of guns and ammunition submitted as enclosures to correspondence relating to inventions, 1814-70. Plans of ordnance installations, 1894-1918. Blueprints and drawings of 1857 and 1860 field guns and carriages, n.d.

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156.2.2 General records, 1915-62

Textual Records: Decimal correspondence, 1915-41 (2,150 ft.), with card index (1,220 ft.). Decimal correspondence (selected decimals only), 1955-62 (282 ft.). Correspondence relating to inventions and patents, 1915-40; to inspections, 1917-40; to the Army Ordnance Association, 1919-36; and to reports of operations, 1939-40. Correspondence with the Navy Department concerning production of naval ordnance, 1933-38. Central office records, 1942-45. Office files, 1958-62, and other records, 1953-62, of Gen. J.H. Hinrichs, Chief of Ordnance. Files of the Deputy Chief of Ordnance, 1955-61. Issuances, 1919- 38. Organizational directories, 1917-19. Handbook of procedures, 1919. Production, progress, and status reports, 1918-20. Reports relating to World War I ordnance depot planning and administration, 1917-20. Reports relating to war games, 1924-28; and to defense tests, 1924-25. Plans and drawings of the 155 mm high-explosive shell manufacturing facilities of the Columbia Iron Works, 1916-18. Diagrams of small arms, 1931-40. General administrative records of the Intelligence, Security, and Safety Office; Safety Branch, 1950-55. Records of the Tank and Automotive Center/Command, 1942-64.

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156.3 RECORDS RELATING TO VARIOUS SUBJECTS
1808-1939

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156.3.1 Records relating to ordnance property

Textual Records: Contracts, 1812-68, 1883-1910. Statements of purchases, 1861-67. Registers of contracts, orders, applications, proposals, and purchases, 1861-1918. Production studies and analyses, 1917-39. Miscellaneous records relating to the arming and equipping of the militia, 1808-53. Ledgers and journals of ordnance and ordnance stores issued to the militia, 1811-1914, with gaps. Quarterly summary statements of ordnance and ordnance stores on hand at ordnance installations, 1813-41, with gaps; at forts and batteries, 1838-53, 1862-64; at armories, arsenals, and depots, 1862-63, 1867; and in the hands of regular army and volunteer regiments, 1862-76, with gaps. Monthly statements of ordnance stores on hand at ordnance depots, 1890; and at arsenals, 1897-1902, with gaps. Statements of ordnance stock on hand at arsenals and depots, 1920-29. Digests of decisions and regulations relating to property accountability, 1875-1916. Journals, registers, and correspondence relating to the disposition of ordnance property, 1864-1914.

Microfilm Publications: M1281.

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156.3.2 Fiscal records

Textual Records: Estimates, 1816-1908, and statements, 1812-1904, of appropriations. Ledgers, 1822-35, 1861-93, 1895-1902, 1917-21. Registers and requisitions of funds, 1862-1913. Statements of expenditures, 1825-40, 1850-61. Registers of disbursements, 1897- 1904. Monthly statements of receipts and disbursements, 1904-11. Records relating to money accounts, 1817-1905, 1917-20, 1937-38.

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156.3.3 Personnel records

Textual Records: Monthly strength returns, 1831-1911. Registers of officers, 1812-31, and officers assigned to colleges, 1890- 1900. Military service histories of ordnance officers, 1832-1922; ordnance officers called to duty in World War I, 1917-22; and ordnance officers serving in the American Expeditionary Forces, 1919. Registers of enlistments in and discharges from the Ordnance Corps, 1832-1907. Miscellaneous registers relating to ordnance sergeants, 1887-1918.

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156.3.4 Other records

Textual Records: Registers of letters received relating to inventions, 1812-70, with index. Letters sent relating to the Woodbridge Gun, 1889-90. Records relating to the Christie Tank, 1920-29. Reports, 1826-71, and registers, 1812-70, relating to experiments. Notes relating to experimental stores and equipment, 1901-2. Bimonthly reports of modifications, experiments, and tests, 1902-13. Records relating to mineral lands, 1821-60. Inspection reports and registers, 1826-1918. Claims registers, 1846-93, with index. Correspondence concerning a claim of Bethlehem Steel Corporation employees, 1920-39. Exhibits supporting claims of the Savage Arms Company, 1919, and the Winchester Repeating Arms Company, 1924. Records of the Field Director of Ammunition Plants, 1942-46.

Related Records: Additional records relating to experiments and inventions UNDER 156.8.

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156.4 RECORDS OF ORDNANCE BOARDS
1846-1925

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156.4.1 Records of boards established prior to U.S. entry into
World War I

Textual Records: Proceedings of miscellaneous ordnance boards, 1846-63, 1868. Proceedings, 1863-67, and letters sent, 1863-64, of boards of examination for promotion. Records relating to the examination of officers for promotion, 1863-66, 1874. Final report of the Cavalry Board, 1912. Records, including proceedings, letters sent, registers of letters received, correspondence, and reports, of the following boards: Board on the Proposed New Building for the War Department, 1866-69; Board on Heavy Ordnance, July-August 1872; Board for Testing Rifled Cannon, 1884-1915; The Ordnance Board, 1892-1919; Board on Powders and High Explosives, 1897-98; Small Arms and Ammunition Board, February-May 1900; and Board for Testing the Experimental Springfield Rifle, February-March 1903.

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156.4.2 Records of ordnance boards, World War I and later

Textual Records: Records, including minutes, correspondence, reports, case files, and issuances, of the following boards: Artillery Ammunition Board, July-October 1918; Ordnance Department Claims Board and the Ordnance Section of the War Department Claims Board, 1918-25 (380 ft.); Gillespie Explosion Investigation and Claims Boards, 1918-21; Board of Contract Adjustment, 1919-21; Ordnance Salvage Board, 1918-23; Interdepartmental Board of Contracts and Adjustments, 1922-25; and Joint Board of Survey, War and Justice Departments, 1923-25.

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156.5 RECORDS OF ORDNANCE DEPARTMENT UNITS (CIVIL WAR TO WORLD WAR I)
1861-1911

Textual Records: Registers of letters received by the Inspection Division, 1861-70. Letters sent, 1862-67; endorsements sent, 1862-65; and register of letters received, 1861-65, by the Office of the Inspector of Artillery. Registers of letters received by the Construction Division, 1863-70. Registers of miscellaneous letters received by the Returns Division, 1865-69. Press copies of communications sent by the Correspondence and Examining Division, 1899-1905. Correspondence and reports, 1903-11; and patent specifications, with drawings, for automatic weapons, 1899-1909, of the Small Arms and Equipment Division. Register of communications received, 1902-3; and summary work reports of examiners, 1901-3, of the Property Division.

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156.6 RECORDS OF ORDNANCE DEPARTMENT UNITS
(WORLD WAR I)
1916-41 (bulk 1917-22)

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156.6.1 Records of the Carriage Division

Textual Records: General correspondence and miscellaneous records of the Anti-Aircraft Section, Drafting Section, Field Artillery Section, Inspection Section, Motor Equipment Section, Machine Gun Section, Production Section, and Seacoast Section, 1917-18, with card indexes.

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156.6.2 Records of the Nitrate Division

Textual Records: General correspondence, 1917-22, with card indexes. Correspondence, 1918-21, relating to U.S. Nitrate Plants No. 1, Sheffield, AL; No. 2, Muscle Shoals, AL; No. 3, Toledo, OH; and No. 4, Ancor, OH. Correspondence, 1918-21, relating to the U.S. Chemical Plant No. 4, Saltsville, VA; Alabama Power Company; and Air Nitrates Corporation. Historical files, 1916-19, including a history of U.S. Explosives Plant "C," Nitro, WV. Fixed Nitrogen Research Laboratory reports, 1919-22. Daily activity reports, 1918. Appraisal reports on abandoned facilities, 1919. Records, 1918-19, of the experimental station, Greene, RI; U.S. Chemical Plant No. 4, Saltsville, VA; U.S. Government Explosives Plant, New York, NY; and Old Hickory Powder Plant, TN.

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156.6.3 Records of the Administration Division

Textual Records: Correspondence of the Small Arms Division, 1917- 18. General correspondence, 1917-20, with card index; and records relating to contract expenditures, 1917-22, of the Cost Accounting Section. General correspondence, office memorandums, and miscellaneous reports of the Stores and Scrap Section, 1918- 19. Correspondence, lists, and reports, 1918-19, of the Industrial Furlough Section, Military Guard Section, Civilian Personnel Section, Commissioned Personnel Section, and Enlisted Personnel Section.

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156.6.4 Records of the American Base Depot in France

Textual Records: General correspondence, 1917-18, with card index. Miscellaneous records, 1917-18.

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156.6.5 Records of the Engineering Division

Textual Records: General correspondence, 1918-19, with indexes, of the following sections: Artillery Ammunition, Aircraft Armament, Cannon, Administrative, Design, Explosives, Mobile Gun Carriage, Gauge, Optical Instruments, Motor Equipment, Equipment, Railway and Seacoast, Small Arms, Trench Warfare, and Metallurgical. Collection of French fuze [fuse] specifications, 1917-18. Glossary of military and scientific terms, 1918. Telegrams sent and received by the Explosives Section, 1918-19. Reports of tests of motor equipment, 1917-19. Chemical warfare liaison file of the Trench Warfare Section, 1917-18.

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156.6.6 Records of the Equipment Division

Textual Records: General correspondence, 1917-18, with card index.

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156.6.7 Records of the Executive Section

Textual Records: Section correspondence, 1917-19. Cablegrams sent and received by the Cable Branch, 1918-19. Correspondence of the Industrial Service Branch, 1919-20, with card index.

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156.6.8 Records of the Historical Branch

Textual Records: Collection of reports and correspondence of the Ordnance Department and its divisions, 1917-20. Reports relating to the history and organization of the department, and to boards and committees, 1917-20. Histories, studies, and reports concerning construction and operation of government ordnance plants, 1917-20. Reports, photographs, and diagrams relating to ordnance equipment used in France, 1917-20. Histories and studies relating to ammunition, ordnance material used in trench warfare, and explosives, 1917-20. Historical Branch file of speeches, lectures, and articles by ordnance officers, 1917-41, with card indexes.

Photographs (1,312 images): Weapons, vehicles, and ordnance facilities, primarily in Charleston and Nitro, WV, 1917-19 (H). SEE ALSO 156.16.

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156.6.9 Records of the Gun Division

Textual Records: Division issuances, 1917-18. General correspondence, 1917-18, with card indexes, of the following sections: Control, Artillery Ammunition, Cannon, Design, and Explosives. Minutes of the Purchase Section Council, 1917-18.

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156.6.10 Records of the Inspection Division

Textual Records: General correspondence, 1917-19, with card indexes. Issuances, 1917-19. Correspondence, reports, and other records, 1918-19, of the Small Arms Ammunition Branch, Powder and Explosives Section, Metallurgical Branch, and Information Branch.

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156.6.11 Records of the Procurement Division

Textual Records: Projectile procurement correspondence, 1917-19. Issuances, 1918-19. Activity diaries of division officers, 1917- 18.

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156.6.12 Records of the Production Division

Textual Records: General correspondence, 1918, with card indexes, of the following sections: Administrative, Equipment, Small Arms, and Trench Warfare.

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156.6.13 Records of the Small Arms Division

Textual Records: General correspondence, 1917-18, with card index. Records of the Inspection Section, 1917-18.

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156.6.14 Records of the Supply Division

Textual Records: General correspondence, 1917-18, with card index. Histories of the Planning and Control Section and the Auxiliary Section, 1919. Property classification guides, supply manuals, and forms, 1917-18.

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156.6.15 Records of the Explosives and Loading Division

Textual Records: General correspondence, issuances, and reports of the Loading Section, 1918-19.

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156.6.16 Records of the Motor Division

Textual Records: General correspondence of the Motor Division and of the Truck Section, Production Division, 1918-19, with card index.

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156.7 RECORDS OF ORDNANCE DEPARTMENT UNITS (POST WORLD WAR I)
1894-1962 (bulk 1919-62)

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156.7.1 Records of the War Plans Division

Textual Records: Ordnance war plans books, 1922. Basic war plans requirements books, 1924. Reports of the Ordnance Munitions Board, 1919-21.

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156.7.2 Records of the Military Plans Division

Textual Records: Departmental mobilization plans, 1940-42. Records of the Tire Section, Theater Plans Branch, 1943-46.

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156.7.3 Records of Executive Division

Textual Records: General correspondence, 1940-43. Minutes of conferences, 1938-42. Weekly reports of the Chief of Ordnance, 1940-45. Records relating to Congressional investigations, 1940- 45. Production planning reports, 1942. Management studies, 1948- 60. Comptroller of the Army surveys of the Ordnance Corps, 1952- 53. Special orders and other records relating to ordnance boards and committees, 1959-62. Records of the Special Planning Branch relating to industrial demobilization planning, 1944-45. Histories, 1940-45; microfilm copies of histories, monographs, and supporting records, 1919-46 (15 rolls); annual and semiannual historical summaries, 1955-61; and other records, 1941-45, of the Historical Branch. Records of the Central Project Integrating Committee, 1943-45. Publications and background files of the Publications Branch, 1955-59.

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156.7.4 Records of the Fiscal Division

Textual Records: Budget estimates and justifications, 1907-29. Budget justification files, budget formulation records, issuances, ammunition procurement records, and organizational planning files of the Comptroller's Office, 1950-60.

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156.7.5 Records of the Office of the Director of Personnel

Textual Records: Correspondence of the Labor Branch, Civilian Personnel Division, 1941-46. Correspondence and other records of the Military Personnel Division concerning ordnance boards and committees, 1921-53.

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156.7.6 Records of the Legal Division

Textual Records: Administrative correspondence, 1940-46. Correspondence and background materials relating to war fraud investigations, 1942-47. Administrative memorandums and attorneys' instructions, 1955-61. Weekly activity reports, 1955- 59, including reports of legal and related activities, 1957-59. Congressional investigation files, 1949-56. Staff studies, 1951- 60. Case files of the Special Inquiries Branch relating to contract fraud and malpractice at ordnance installations, 1943- 45, with card indexes. Administrative records of the Contract Termination Branch, 1943-46; and the Pricing Policy Branch, 1942- 46. Records of the Purchasing Policy Branch, 1942-45. Records of the Chairman, Ordnance Royalty Board, 1944-52.

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156.7.7 Records of the Safety and Security Division

Textual Records: General correspondence, 1940-50. Disaster file, 1941-49. Records of the investigation of the Texas City, TX, disaster (April 16-17, 1947), 1944-51. Issuances, 1942-45. Records of the Office of the Assistant Director of Safety, 1941- 45. Records of the Fire Protection Subsection of the Standards Branch, 1942-45. Minutes of the Ordnance Safety Board, 1940-42.

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156.7.8 Records of the Services and Installations Office

Textual Records: Issuances, 1955-56. Memorialization files, 1957- 58. Organization planning files, 1956-58. Minutes of the Installations Board and related records, 1955-56.

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156.7.9 Records of miscellaneous staff offices and divisions

Textual Records: Administrative correspondence, 1940-45; and Ordnance Department forms, 1910-24, of the Office Service Division. Inspection files, 1956-61; and publications, 1952-56, 1959-62, of the Office of the Inspector General. Aviation ordnance procurement records of the Aviation Branch, Requirements Division, 1942-46. Issuances of the Records Management Office, 1919-60; and the Manpower Office, 1955-56, 1959-62. Records of the Office of Technical Liaison relating to the career of Gen. J.H. Hinrichs, Chief of Ordnance, 1957-62.

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156.7.10 Records of the Field Service

Textual Records: Records of the Executive Division, including reports relating to ordnance problems, organization, and activities, 1926-36; inspection and investigative reports and reports relating to management projects, 1942-46; records of the Office of the Chief of Planning relating to demobilization, readjustment, and redeployment of ordnance facilities and activities, 1944-46; correspondence of the Military Missions Branch, 1941-42; records of the Control Branch relating to the activities of the Committee on Reconciliation Procedures, 1943; and general correspondence and publications of the Overseas Contract Branch, 1942-43. Administrative correspondence of the Automotive Branch, 1943-49, and the Small Arms Branch, 1939-52, of the Maintenance Division; and records of the division's Military Publications Branch, 1939-46. Records of the Stock Control Division concerning supplies and assistance rendered to the Allies prior to enactment of lend-lease, 1940-41; and of its International Branch relating to lend-lease procedures, 1941-47. Field service and field installation mobilization plans of the War Plans and Training Division, 1924-39.

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156.7.11 Records of the Field Service Division

Textual Records: Records of the Major Items Branch, including missile management files, 1957-60; records relating to the production, procurement, and deployment of missiles, 1953-61; Control Office mobilization planning files, 1960-62; and general correspondence and mobilization planning files of the Plans Office, 1953-57. Management improvement project files of the Systems Improvement Office, 1958-62. Army stock fund reports and related records of the Financial Management Office of the Repair Parts Branch, 1954-62. Mobilization planning files of the Plans Office, 1957-58. Depot organization planning files, 1952-61; and records relating to the standardization of army depot organization, 1955-57, of the Plans and Control Section, Installations and General Supply Storage Branch.

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156.7.12 Records of the Manufacturing Service

Textual Records: General correspondence, 1919-20, with card index. Records relating to mobilization planning, 1922-38. General correspondence of the Ammunition Division, 1919-20; administrative correspondence of its Nitrate Section, 1921-33, and Bomb Section, 1921-38; and historical, 1916-26, and ballistics, 1917-31, studies. Records of the Small Arms Division, including correspondence, 1919-20, with card indexes; histories of small arms development and manufacture, 1917-20; and board proceedings concerning the promotion of rifle practice, 1919-32. Records of the Tank, Tractor, and Trailer Division, including general correspondence, 1919-20, with card index; motor transport specifications, 1918-20; and general correspondence and miscellaneous records of the 2 1/2 Ton Artillery Tractor Experimental Shop, Detroit, MI, 1919-21. General correspondence, 1917-20; and correspondence of the division chief, 1921-23, of the Artillery Division. General correspondence, 1919-20, with card indexes; and miscellaneous records, 1919-20, of the Aircraft Armaments Division. General correspondence, 1919, with card index; and a "Trench Warfare Information File," 1917-19, with card indexes, of the Trench Warfare Division. General correspondence of the Explosive, Chemicals, and Loading Division, 1918-19, with card indexes. Planning file of the Raw Materials Division, 1919-36.

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156.7.13 Records of the Industrial Service

Textual Records: Records of the Executive Division, including Industrial Division memorandums, 1946-52; records pertaining to industry integrating committees and to appointments of key inspectors and advisory councils to ammunition branch committees, 1942-44; minutes of industry integrating committees, 1940-42; records of the Installations Branch concerning ordnance facilities, 1941-53; reference file of the Automotive-Industrial Liaison Branch, 1942-44; and records of the Small Business Office relating to Ordnance Corps small business programs and procurement, 1955-62. Records of the Production Service Division, including general correspondence, 1941-46; subject file, 1945; records relating to controlled materials planning, 1942-45, and to industrial mobilization planning, 1942-49; and suggestion registers and files, 1942-44. Records of the Ammunition Division, including records of the Executive Branch relating to industrial mobilization and production planning, 1930-46; records relating to investigations and audits, 1951-62; specifications and related correspondence of the Artillery Ammunition Branch, 1921-53; ammunition coordination conference files, 1955-56, and production and procurement records, 1950-58, of the Ammunition Section; records relating to production planning and requirements, 1941- 46, of the Estimating and Scheduling Branch Requirements Section; research and development and mobilization planning records pertaining to the production of RDX, 1941-45, records relating to facilities expansion, 1940-48, and postwar planning correspondence, 1941-47, of the Facilities Branch; general administrative correspondence, 1940-42, and procurement studies, 1922-42, of the Planning and Production Control Branch; records of the Powder, Explosives, and Pyrotechnics Branch, 1941-45, including records of the Toluene Technical Committee, 1942-45; and research and development files of the Production Engineering Branch, 1940-47. General administrative correspondence of the Artillery Division and historical file pertaining to artillery and fire control equipment, 1940-45; production planning records of its Antiaircraft and Fire Control Branch, 1940-45; correspondence and other records of its Planning and Procurement Control Branch, 1941-47; and records of artillery industry integrating committees, 1942-45. Records of the Small Arms Division, including general correspondence, 1922-42; records relating to small arms, ammunition, and carbine industry integrating committees, 1941-48; correspondence and other records of the Ammunition Branch and Small Arms Ammunition Sub-Office, Philadelphia, 1942-45; test reports and specifications of the Engineering Branch, 1925-45; correspondence and publications of the Inspection Branch, 1926-48; records relating to mobilization, requirements planning, and demobilization, 1920-45, of the Planning and Scheduling Branch; and general correspondence of the Rifle and Hand Arms Branch, 1941-48.

Photographs (1,200 images): Small Arms Division collection, 1917- 41 (SAD). SEE ALSO 156.16.

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156.7.14 Records of the Industrial Service Division

Textual Records: Budget justification files, 1955-56; and industrial engineering project files, 1954-62, of the Weapons and Fire Control Branch. Records of the Tank and Automotive Branch, including development and procurement records of the Vehicle Section, 1954-57; and planning files of the Industrial Mobilization Section, 1951-56. Records of the Plans and Programs Branch, including records relating to the Ordnance Industrial Data Agency, 1960-62; industrial mobilization planning files and budget formulation files of the Program, Budget, and Fiscal Section, 1954-56; and mobilization planning files of the Special Projects Section, 1951-60. Records of the Guided Missiles Branch, including records relating to the development of atomic weapons, 1946-59, atomic munitions, 1955-56, and high melting explosives, 1943-44; Ordnance Corps missile procurement program records, 1955-59; production and procurement records of the Surface to Surface Missile Section, 1951-56; Nike missile program procurement and production records of the Surface to Air Section, 1951-58; and records of the Plans and Program Management Section relating to industrial mobilization planning, 1954-59, and to production and procurement of special weapons, 1951-60.

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156.7.15 Records of the Research and Development Service

Textual Records: Research and development case files, 1917-47. Technical reports, 1923-45. Daily test log, 1940-42. Reports of meetings of the Ferrous Metallurgical Advisory Board and its subcommittees, 1939-43. General correspondence relating to the development of fuses, 1941-59. Records of the Executive Division, including project files relating to a history of army ordnance research and development activities in World War II, 1940-47; technical information exchange files of the Foreign Relations Section of the Administrative Branch, 1937-46; and general correspondence of the Editorial Liaison Branch, 1942-46. Records of the Rocket Development Division, including research and development project files pertaining to rockets, launchers, and propulsion units, 1943-45, and to rockets and propellants, 1942- 50; memorandums and reports of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 1943-46; and historical files, 1939-47. Project files, 1942-45; and records relating to patents, tests, and ammunition characteristics, 1943-49, of the Ammunition Development Division. Records of the Small Arms Development Division, including research and development records pertaining to body armor and helmets, 1943-45; and pneumatic gun test reports, 1941-45. Tank and Motor Transport Division research and development reports on military vehicles, 1941-46. Minutes of meetings of the Ordnance Committee/Ordnance Technical Committee, 1941-45, with indexes.

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156.7.16 Records of the Research and Development Division

Textual Records: Records of the Guided Missiles Systems Branch, including general correspondence, 1952-62; technical reports and publications, 1959-62; general correspondence of the Technical Section, 1951-57; and project control files of the Surface to Air Missile Section, 1951-56, and the Surface to Surface Missile Section, 1950-58. Records of the Ammunition Branch, including records of the Atomic Energy Section relating to Ordnance Department relationships with the Atomic Energy Commission, 1955- 56; and project control files of the EM Fuze Section, 1947-55. Project control files of the Nuclear Branch, 1949-56. Project control files of the Nuclear and Special Components Branch, including the Research and Effects Section, 1950-59; and Military Applications Section, 1954-61. Project control files of the Infantry and Aircraft Weapons System Branch, including the Heavy Weapons Section, 1944-56; Bomb, Pyrotechnic, and Warfare Section, 1941-58; and Aircraft Weapons and Mortar Section, 1942-59. Project control files of the Artillery and Vehicle Systems Branch, including the Artillery Section, 1945-61; Transport Vehicle Section, 1940-61; Field Artillery Gun Section, 1942-57; Field Artillery Rocket and Anti-Aircraft Section, 1945-57; Combat Vehicle Section, 1944-61; and Components Section, 1946-62.

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156.7.17 Records of the Plans and Programs Division

Textual Records: Weapons system coordination files, 1953-60; and program progress report files, 1960-61, of the Review and Evaluation Branch. Program files, 1954-62, of the Programs Branch. Mobilization planning files of the Plans Branch, 1948-59.

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156.7.18 Records of the Technical Staff

Textual Records: General and subject correspondence, 1918-38. Case files relating to research and development on fuses, bombs, and small arms, 1918-33; fire control and optical sighting equipment, 1920-38; and chemical warfare service material, 1921- 25. Records of test firings, 1894-1935. Blueprints and drawings of ordnance material, 1900-35; steel shell forgings, 1917-18; U.S. and foreign ordnance material, 1919-40; and standards for ordnance material, 1923-39. General correspondence of the Ammunition and Explosives Division, 1919-20; of the Proving Ground Branch, 1918-20, with card indexes; and of the Metallurgy Branch, 1920-21. Agendas and minutes of meetings and technical reference information file of the Ordnance Committee, 1919-41. Correspondence and minutes of meetings of the Board on Ignition and Standardization of Test Methods, 1926-28.

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156.7.19 Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance--Detroit
(OCO-D)

Textual Records: Correspondence, 1942-45. OCO-D historical file, 1939-45. Records pertaining to the establishment of the Tank Automotive Center and to the transfer of the Motor Transport Service from the Quartermaster Corps to the Ordnance Department, 1942-43. Records of the Chief and Assistant Chief, Tank Automotive Center, 1941-43. Records maintained by Gen. W.P. Boatwright and Gen. G.M. Wells, Chiefs, OCO-D, 1943-45. Records of the Chief and Assistant Chief, Field Service Operations, 1944- 45. Records relating to the tank and automotive program, 1941-45. Material engineering records of the Maintenance Division, 1942- 45.

Related Records: Records relating to the Tank Automotive Center among the papers of Maj. Gen. John K. Christmas, 1921-53, in National Archives collection of donated materials.

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156.7.20 Records of the Engineering and Manufacturing Division,
OCO-D

Textual Records: Administrative project files and correspondence, 1942-45. Records of the Quartermaster Motor Transport Service, 1940-42. Research and development reports, 1933-42. Technical drawings of the M-3 medium tank, 1941. Project records of the Engineering Branch, 1942-45. Project files of the Manufacturing Branch, 1943-45. Historical files, 1940-45, and production facility expansion records, 1942-44, of the Procurement Processing Branch. Production schedules, analyses, and statistical worksheets of the Requirements and Progress Branch, 1942-45.

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156.8 RECORDS OF POST-WORLD WAR II OFFICES, DIVISIONS, AND OTHER UNITS 1945-62

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156.8.1 Records of the Chief of Ordnance

Textual Records: Office files of Gen. John Hinrichs, 1958-62. Reading file, 1959-62. Personal correspondence, 1952-62.

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156.8.2 Records of the Deputy Chief of Ordnance

Textual Records: Files of the Deputy Chief of Ordnance, 1955-61.

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156.8.3 Records of the Executive Office

Textual Records: Records of the Administrative Office, consisting of Ordnance Corps special orders relating to membership on boards and committees, 1960-62. Records of the Office of Technical Liaison, consisting of speeches made by the Chief of Ordnance, 1955-62; release of information files, 1958-59; and informational services administrative files pertaining to Lt. Gen. John H. Hinrichs, 1957-62. Records of the Publications Branch, consisting of unclassified circular letters, 1961-62; classified circular letters, 1957-62; publication record sets, 1946-62; correspondence, memorandums, and other documents constituting background papers for ordnance directives, 1950-54; and publication background papers, 1955-62. Records of the Historical Branch, consisting of historical summaries, 1942-62; histories of staff and operating offices and divisions of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, 1946-54; summaries of major events and problems, 1952-61; military historian's files, 1947-61; histories of ordnance field installations and activities, 1946-54; historical studies, 1961-62; annual consolidated reports on R&D projects, 1958-59; annual progress reports of the guided missile program, 1952-58; historical reports and other documents pertaining to ordnance activities and problems in Europe, 1946-59; historical records pertaining to ordnance activities in the Far East and Korea, 1946-55; Eighth Army ordnance field operations reports, 1954-55; correspondence pertaining to the transfer of the Fort Virginia, VA, Ordnance Submarine Depot to the Department of the Navy, 1949-50; reports, studies, and other documents pertaining to congressional investigations of ammunition shortages during the Korean War, 1953; mobilization plans, 1950-53; records pertaining to civilian aid and the mutual defense assistance program, 1953; and records relating to the army guided missiles programs, 1940-62. Records of the Records Management Office, consisting of manuals and regulations relating to ordnance correspondence procedures, 1919-59. Records of the Office of Executive Management, consisting of general records, 1953-55; organization planning files, 1948-62; management engineering services contract files, 1951-60; management surveys and service reports, 1949-57; and ordnance command management systems working group files, 1954-57. Records of the Legislative Coordination Branch, including copies of transcripts of proceedings before the U.S. Senate Preparedness Investigation Sub-Committee on Armed Service; records relating to investigations of ammunition shortages in Korea and the Far East, 1950-53; and records relating to congressional investigations of ordnance procurement, 1950-52. Records of the Office Services Branch, consisting of unclassified and classified general correspondence, 1946-61, with card indexes, 1946-54; log sheets to general correspondence, 1955-61; restricted data files, 1949-54, with index; restricted data message files, 1946-52; and Project "Button" files, 1949-54, with index.

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156.8.4 Records of the Personnel and Training Division (Assistant Chief of Ordnance-Manpower until 1960)

Textual Records: Personnel control background data files, 1946. Records pertaining to the committee on facilities and services of the Munitions Board, n.d. Records pertaining to Operation Tact, 1948-50. Reports relating to the Army Ordnance Corps Executive Development program, 1948-59. Manpower Office memorandums, 1955-62. Special orders, 1955-59.

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156.8.5 Records of the Legal Office

Textual Records: General records, including reports of legal activities, 1957-62; background files for reports of legal activities, 1960; attorney instructions, 1955-56; Assistant General Counsel for Legal Operations' weekly activities reports, 1955-62; staff studies relating to ordnance contractors and procurement practices, 1947-62; congressional investigation files, 1950-56; tax files, 1946-56; case files relating to settlement of cost-plus contracts, 1953-56; records relating to production and procurement of shell steel, 1954-60; procurement misconduct files, 1959-61; claims reporting files, 1956; and patent infringement case files and other patent related case files, 1957-62. Records of the Office of the General Counsel, consisting of general administrative files, 1941-52; records accumulated in the course of special studies relating to specific areas of ordnance procurement, 1948-55; and records pertaining to the procurement of rockets for use by the Air Force, 1951-54. Consolidated weekly reports of the Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Contract Activities, 1954-55. Contract digest file of the Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Legal Services, 1955. Weekly reports of the Office of the Special Counsel for Litigation, Taxes, Legislation, and Publications, 1949-54. Case files of the Office of the Special Counsel for Contract Readjustments, 1952-56.

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156.8.6 Records of the Plans and Programs Division

Textual Records: Administrative office memorandums, 1956-62. Records of the Programs Branch, consisting of program development files, 1956; publications record set, 1957-58; budget justification files, 1960-62; and budget estimate files, 1960-62. Records of the Plans Branch including mobilization planning files, 1948-59. Records of the Review and Evaluation Branch, consisting of weapons system coordination files, 1953-60; and ordnance program progress charts, 1960-61. Records of the Office of the Comptroller, consisting of general records, 1950-59. Records of the Quality Control Office, consisting of map administrative files, 1960-62; organization planning files, 1959-62; budgetary services administration files, 1959-62; agency publication background files, 1960-62; and inspection interchange files, 1960-62. Records of the Staff and Management Office, consisting of general administrative files, 1951-53; records relating to the progress and analysis of ordnance programs, 1951-54; records pertaining to procurement activities during the Korea War, 1951-53; records of the Facilities and Resources Section, 1948-53; general administrative file of the Plans and Policy Section, 1953-54; and industrial and mobilization and procurement planning files of the Program Review and Analysis Section, 1949-54. Records of the Small Business Office, consisting of background information files for Congressional hearings on small business matters, 1957-58, 1961; Information submitted at the request of higher authority, 1956-58; Records of small business conferences held at Ordnance Corps level, 1951-58; significant items-small business programs administrative files, 1955-61; procuring activity report files, 1956-60; and complaints file, 1954-56. Records of the Plans and Programs Branch, consisting of planning files of the Special Projects Section, 1951-59; reports, special studies, and data files of the Budget and Fiscal Section, 1954-55; program progress reports of the Review and Analysis Section, 1955-57; program progress reports of the Management Section, 1958-61; and planning files, agreements, survey files, and other records of the Industrial Preparedness Section, 1959-62. Records of the Industrial Operations Branch, consisting of records of the former Mobilization Planning Section, Production Service Branch, 1947-49; and records of the former Procurement Policy and Procedures Section, District Operations Branch, 1951-53. Records of the Guided Missiles Branch, consisting of procurement administration files, development files, and reports of the Office of the Branch Chief, 1943-59; administration files of the Plans and Program Management Section, 1956-59; administration files and production control files of the Mobilization Unit, 1955-59; administration, directive, and development files of the Operations Unit, 1951-61; administration files of the ARGMA Systems Section, 1958; commodity management files and procurement administration files of the Surface to Surface Missile Section, 1951-57; procurement administration files of the Weapons and Fire Control Branch, 1953; records of the Facilities and Resources Section, 1953-54; budget justification files of the Operations Section, 1956-57; records of the Plans and Policy Section relating to the production, development, and construction of small arms and components, 1945-61; budget justification files of the Planning and Operations Section, 1955-57; and records of the Plans and Management Section, 1954-62. Records of Ammunition Branch, consisting of general records, 1954062; planning files and reports of the Administration Section, 1948-62; guidance and administration files of the Plans and Operations Section, 1956-62; planning files of the Plans and Management Section, 1960-62; records of the Facilities and Resources Section including records relating to the War Department fertilizer program, mobilization planning concerning ordnance facilities and the manufacture of powder and explosives, and other records, 1946-55; minutes of meetings, survey reports and summaries, and other records of the Plans and Policies Office, 1950-63; budget estimates and justifications, and correspondence of the Procurement Operations Section, 1945-50; procurement administration files and other records of the Ammunition Section, 1950-58; and general administration files, reading file, and other records of the Special Weapons System Section, 1949-56. Records of the Automotive Branch (redesignated Tank Automotive Branch in 1954), consisting of budget justification files, 1954-56; records of the Plans and Policy Section, 1947-55; programming files, procurement control files, procurement administrative files, and budget backup data of the Procurement Operations Section, 1948-57; and records of the Vehicles Section, 1949-54. Records of the District Operations Branch, consisting of case and report files of the Procurement Policy and Procedures Section, 1957-60; and records of the Inspection Section, 1958.

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156.8.7 Records of the Field Service Division

Textual Records: General records, 1948-61. Records of the Administrative Office including Ammunition Task Force files, 1950-52. Records of the General Supply Branch, 1942-51. Records of the Operations Branch, 1943- 56. Planning files and other records of the Plans Office, 1951-58. Records of the Major Items Branch, consisting of operations and mobilization planning files of the Control Office, 1960-62; and program scheduling files of the Guided Missiles Section, 1957-60. Records of the Systems Improvement Office, consisting of organization and planning files, 1957-62; management improvement project files, 1953-62; supply distribution and maintenance administration files, 1962; progress report files, 1962; budgetary services administration files, 1957-63; army training program administration files, 1959-62; automatic data processing systems files, 1961; and publications background files, 1958- 62. Records of the Requirements Branch, consisting of program scheduling files of the Guided Missiles Section, 1953-57. Records of the Repair Parts Branch, consisting of records of the Financial Management Office, 1953-60.

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156.9 MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS
1812-1942

Textual Records: Ordnance Department "Special File," 1812-1912, including documentation on experiments, 1818-70; inventions, 1812-70; the Ordnance Construction Division, 1863-70; the Commission on Ordnance and Ordnance Stores, 1861-62; inspections of arsenals and depots, 1832-60, 1892; the Wiard gun and Norman Wiard's claims for damages, 1861-74; the inventions of Clifford Arrick, 1862-70; and applications for condemned cannon, 1895- 1900. Reference aids, 1817-1933. Miscellaneous records of ordnance officers, 1816-1942.

Related Records: Additional records relating to experiments and inventions UNDER 156.3.4.

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156.10 RECORDS OF ARSENALS AND ARMORIES
1799-1969

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156.10.1 Records of Allegheny Arsenal, PA

Textual Records (in Philadelphia): Letters sent, 1832-1902. Letters received, 1825-1902, and registers, 1854-1902. Arsenal returns, 1825-1902. Muster rolls, 1832-39, 1851-61, and morning reports, 1837-43, of the ordnance detachment. Monthly returns of civilian employees, 1826-1902. Arsenal orders, 1813-16, 1820- 1902. Payrolls, 1833-72. Contracts, deeds, and surveys relating to the military reservation, 1828-89. Registers of ordnance and ordnance stores received, 1864-71, and ordered, 1857-93. Letters sent by the military storekeeper, 1835-53, 1865-76, 1880. Letters sent and received by the arsenal quartermaster and arsenal commissary of subsistence, 1858-1901, with gaps.

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156.10.2 Records of Augusta Arsenal, GA

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Letters sent, 1866-1904. Letters received, 1867-1904, and registers, 1866-1904. Letters received relating to seacoast armament, 1900-2. General correspondence, 1918-55. Telegrams sent and received, 1918-19. Monthly returns of the ordnance company, 1866-71, 1874-78. Morning reports, 1833-36. Arsenal orders and regulations, 1925-39. Abstracts of disbursements, 1825-40. Letters sent by the ordnance storekeeper, 1867-74. Correspondence of the ordnance storekeeper and acting assistant quartermaster, 1882-89. Letters received by the Civil Service Examining Board, 1897-1905.

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156.10.3 Records of Bellona Arsenal, VA

Textual Records (in Philadelphia): Monthly returns, 1830-36. Quarterly returns of ordnance and ordnance stores, 1836-56.

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156.10.4 Records of Benicia Arsenal, CA

Textual Records (in San Francisco): Letters sent, 1851-1907. Letters received, 1865-96, and registers, 1867-1903. General correspondence, 1903-15. Arsenal returns, 1867-77. Strength returns of the ordnance detachment, 1863-67. Monthly returns of civilian employees, 1861-1903. Arsenal orders, 1869-86. General orders, 1938-41. Orders received, 1851-58, 1886-1910. Payrolls, 1878-99. Reports of experiments, 1881-85. Letters sent by the quartermaster, commissary of subsistence, and ordnance storekeeper, 1853-86. Records of the arsenal hospital, 1866-1913.

Map (1 item): Military reservation at Benecia, CA, 1908. SEE ALSO 156.15.

Architectural Plans (105 items): Buildings at Benecia Arsenal, CA, 1855-1917. SEE ALSO 156.15.

Photographs (50 images): Activities at Benecia Arsenal, CA, 1899- 1906 (BE). SEE ALSO 156.16.

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156.10.5 Records of Champlain Arsenal, VT

Textual Records (in Boston): Letters sent, 1839-48. Letters received, 1828-37. Monthly returns, 1848-65.

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156.10.6 Records of Columbia Arsenal, TN

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Letters sent, registers of letters received, and letters received, 1889-1904. Issuances, 1889-1904. Arsenal returns, 1894-1901. Muster rolls of the ordnance detachment, 1890-1901. Register of letters received by the arsenal quartermaster, 1902-4.

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156.10.7 Records of Edgewood Arsenal, MD

Photographs (31 images): Construction of chemical plants and other buildings, 1918 (EA). SEE ALSO 156.17.

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156.10.8 Records of Fort Monroe Arsenal, VA

Textual Records (in Philadelphia): Letters sent, 1824-1901. Letters received, 1824-1901, with registers, 1878-1901. Register of letters received, 1869-87, and letters received, 1824-91, 1894-1901, from the Chief of Ordnance. Arsenal returns, 1877- 1901. Monthly strength returns, 1830-34, 1837-77. Returns of civilian employees, 1835-36, 1841-43, 1864-1901. Issuances, 1833- 42, 1875-1901. Registers of ordnance and ordnance stores, 1833- 62. History (1607-1884) of Fort Monroe, 1880-84. Letters sent by the arsenal paymaster and ordnance storekeeper, 1867-71.

Photographs: SEE description of consolidated photographic series with Frankford Arsenal, PA, UNDER 156.10.9.

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156.10.9 Records of the Frankford Arsenal, PA

Textual Records (in Philadelphia): Letters sent, 1819-1904. Letters received, 1816-17, 1821-1907. Registers of letters received, 1864-1903, with gaps. General correspondence, 1908-37. Issuances, 1908-40, with gaps. Contract files, 1898-99. Journal of ordnance stores issued and received, 1818-21. Monthly provision returns, 1838-51. Annual reports, 1867-95. Miscellaneous reports relating to ordnance production, experimentation, and inspection, 1869-1904. Records relating to antiaircraft systems, 1918-35. Letters sent by the military storekeeper, commissary of subsistence, quartermaster, and ordnance storekeeper, 1835-1908, with gaps. Records of the Ordnance Department contingent at the Philadelphia International Centennial Exposition, 1875-78. General orders, 1969-72. Technical report files, 1952-69. Field command program files, 1963. Research and development case files, 1952-58; and oral presentation files, 1964. Organization planning files, 1954-66, 1972-77. Staff conference minutes, 1954-66. Work simplification proposal files, 1966-69. Health service records, 1969. Publications record set files, 1966-69, NATO standardization files, 1960-64. Management survey case files, 1968. Research and development record files, 1964-65. Program files, 1959-64. Operating progress report, 1966. Technical report files, 1966. Publication records, 1963. Crime prevention files, 1965. Property instruction files, 1962-65. Operating program progress reports, 1964-65, 1970-76. Procurement Board records, 1963-65. Technical reports, 1965. Engineering Laboratory case files, 1969. Miscellaneous unidentified records, n.d.

Engineering Drawings (100 items, in Philadelphia): Engineering drawings of items of military ordnance, optical and electronic equipment, 1959-64. SEE ALSO 156.17.

Photographs (25 images): Arsenal facilities at Frankford, PA, and Fort Monroe, VA, ca. 1870 (AB). SEE ALSO 156.16.

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156.10.10 Records of Indiana Arsenal, IN

Textual Records (in Chicago): Quantity Distance Surveys (Safety Surveys) for the following sites: San Jacinto Ammunition Pier, Channelview, TX, November 10-18, 1952; Beaver Wet Storage Basin (Beaver Ammunition Storage Point), Clatskanie, OR, January 6-15, 1953; U.S. Naval Magazine, Theodore, AL, February 2-13, 1953; Braithwaite Ammunition Loading Pier, Braithwaite, LA, February 23-26, 1953; Pier #3, Municipal Docks, Jacksonville, FL, March 2-11, 1953; Atlantic Coast Line Wharf, Savannah, GA, March 30- April 3, 1953; North Carolina State Port, Wilmington, NC, April 13-17, 1953; North Carolina State Port, Morehead, NC, April 20-23, 1953; Charleston Ordnance Dock, North Charleston, SC, April 6-10, 1953; Hog Island Terminal, Philadelphia, PA, June 1-5, 1953; Castle Island Terminal, Boston, MA, May 18-22, 1953; Caven's Point Terminal, Caven's Point, NJ, May 25-29, 1953; and Evaluation Survey, Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Wharf, Savannah, GA, October 8-9, 1951.

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156.10.11 Records of Indianapolis Arsenal, IN

Textual Records (in Chicago): Letters sent and received, 1902-3, with a register of letters received. Monthly strength returns, 1871, 1902-3. Letters sent and received by the quartermaster; and letters received by the commissary of subsistence, 1902-3.

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156.10.12 Records of Joliet Arsenal, IL

Textual Records (in Chicago): Textual Records (in Chicago): Arsenal bulletins, 1949-1950. General orders, 1950. Joint Safety Operations memorandums, 1949. Plant Security memorandums, 1950. Vehicle Operations memorandums, 1950. Numbered arsenal memorandums, 1946-1947. Unnumbered memorandums, 1946-1950.

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156.10.13 Records of Kennebec Arsenal, ME

Textual Records (in Boston): Letters sent, 1831-98. Letters received, 1835-1900, with registers, 1878-99. Inspection reports, 1880-1904. Monthly returns, 1831-77, with gaps. Payrolls, 1878- 1901. Arsenal returns, 1863-85. Morning reports, 1834-1901. Bimonthly muster rolls, 1833-1901. Letters sent, 1841-75, 1887, 1892-98; and received, 1876-1900, by the quartermaster. Letters sent, 1841-76, 1893-95; and received, 1841-1900, by the commissary of subsistence.

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156.10.14 Records of Lake City Arsenal, MO

Textual Records (in Kansas City): Decimal files, 1943-50. Mobilization plan, 1948. Arsenal bulletins, 1945-48. Medical diary, 1946-49.

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156.10.15 Records of Milan Arsenal, TN

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Administrative and office circulars, and memorandums, 1941-50. Correspondence files, 1946-48.

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156.10.16 Records of New York Arsenal, Governors Island, NY

Textual Records (in New York): Letters received, 1859. Inspection letter book, 1861-62. Registers of letters received, Inspector of Cannons and Projectiles, 1865.

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156.10.17 Records of Ogden Arsenal, UT

Textual Records (in Denver): General orders, 1942-50. Arsenal Memorandums, 1940-49. Numbered and unnumbered memorandums, 1942-44. Standard operating procedures, 1942-45. Ogden Sub-Depot memorandum Files, 1949-50. Operations orders, 1945-46. Field service Memorandums, 1943-45. Operating conferences, 1944. Arsenal Bulletins, 1945. Safety bulletins, 1941-44. Circulars, 1940. Quarterly histories of the arsenal, 1941-49.

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156.10.18 Records of Picatinny Arsenal, NJ

Textual Records (in New York): General correspondence, 1925-41. Special orders, 1933-39. History (1880-1931) of Picatinny Arsenal, March 1931.

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156.10.19 Records of Radford Arsenal, VA

Textual Records (in Philadelphia): General orders, 1946-50. Administrative and depot memorandums, 1946-50.

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156.9.20 Records of Raritan Arsenal, NJ

Textual Records (in New York): General and special orders, 1918, 1930-39. Miscellaneous records, 1918. Correspondence of the quartermaster detachment, 1918-19. General orders of the Delaware Storage Activity, a sub-depot of Raritan Arsenal, 1951-55.

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156.10.21 Records of Ravenna Arsenal, OH

Textual Records (in Chicago): General orders, 1940-1948. Arsenal bulletins, 1945-1950. Arsenal memorandums, 1943-1950. Arsenal orders, 1945-1950. Center and plant orders, 1940-1945. Disaster plan, 1949. Plant data and organization records, 1950. Organizational and functional charts, 1946-1948.

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156.10.22 Records of the Red River Arsenal, TX Textual Records (in Fort Worth): Correspondence, with name and subject indexes, and registers, 1942-66.

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156.10.23 Records of Rock Island Arsenal, IL

Textual Records (in Chicago): Monthly strength returns, 1870-75. Arsenal returns, 1877-85, 1906-16. Orders, 1865-1909. Register of released Confederate prisoners, 1865, and a list of deceased Confederate soldiers buried at Rock Island, 1912. Issuances, 1938-39. Records relating to shop procedures, 1914, 1918. Correspondence of a detachment at the American Ordnance Base Depot, France, 1917-18. Cost accounting survey, 1918. Inspection manuals and records concerning ordnance manufacturing processes, 1944 and n.d.

Photographs (3,899 images): Activities at Rock Island Arsenal, IL, 1927-32 (RA, RAW, RIV). SEE ALSO 156.17.

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156.10.24 Records of San Antonio Arsenal, TX

Textual Records (in Fort Worth): Letters sent, 1865-1904. Registers of letters received, 1871-86, 1896-1904. Correspondence, with name and subject indexes, and registers, 1940-47 (in Fort Worth).

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156.10.25 Records of Springfield Armory, MA

Textual Records (in Boston): Letters sent, 1815-96, with gaps. Letters received, 1813-42, 1860-73, 1880-97; with registers, 1867-1900. General correspondence, 1900-25. Formerly classified correspondence ("Confidential File"), 1922-48. Contracts, 1806-1918. Annual reports of contract production, 1818-30. Monthly payrolls, 1802-1911. Monthly civilian work returns, 1806-43. Issuances, 1827-40. General orders, 1861-72, 1881-93. Letters sent, 1799-1881, with gaps; and copies of letters received, 1828- 47, by the military storekeeper and paymaster. Letters sent by the disbursing officer and ordnance storekeeper, 1883-98. Letters sent by the master armorer, 1889-99. General correspondence, 1916-19. Issuances, 1918-20, 1934-39. Miscellaneous records, 1917-27. Records of the Coast Artillery detachment at the armory, 1919. "National Armory Accounts," 1975-1831. Reports on weapons, 1874-91. Miscellaneous reports ("Report File"), 1926-44. Project files and reports of the Research and Development Department, 1945-52.

Maps (8 items, in Boston): Buildings, grounds, and land adjacent to the armory, 1918-25. SEE ALSO 156.17.

Photographs (2,237 images): Activities at Springfield Armory, MA, 1965-67 (SA). SEE ALSO 156.17.

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156.10.26 Records of the Washington Arsenal, DC

Photographs (92 images): Small arms and light artillery, in albums, 1866-79 (AA). SEE ALSO 156.17.

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156.10.27 Records of Watertown Arsenal, MA

Textual Records (in Boston): Letters sent, 1847-50. Press copies of letters sent, 1901-2. Letters sent relating to metals testing, 1877-80. General correspondence, 1903-44. Formerly classified correspondence, 1940-50, with indexes, 1936-48. Issuances, 1940- 50. Miscellaneous reports and issuances, 1935-45. Annual reports, 1933-39. Special orders, 1937-39. Monthly returns of civilian employees, 1824-39, 1865-68, 1871-74, 1884-1903. Timebooks of civilian employees, 1859-83. Annual inventories of ordnance and ordnance stores, 1852-56, 1858. History (1816-1942) of Watertown Arsenal, n.d. Quarterly "historical data" reports, 1943-46. Semi-annual historical summaries, 1959-62. Records of the Public Information Office, consisting of organizational history files, 1853-1962; and scrapbooks of news releases and press clippings, 1938-62. Records of the Security Office, including indexex to formerly classified and secret correspondence, 1943-45. Records of the Ordnance Materials Research Office (OMRO), consisting of miscellaneous subject files, 1946-61; semi-annual historical summaries, 1954-62; records relating to meetings and conferences, 1954-61; numbered publications, 1956-60; technical reports of the Materials Research Laboratory, OMRO, 1957-62; and "reactor file," 1952-62. Records of the Watertown Arsenal Laboratory, consisting of organizational historical file, 1918-60; issuances, 1943-62; semi-annual historical summaries, 1951-56; manual of administration, 1955-62; reports, 1861-1962; reports of experiments on the properties of metals for cannon and the qualities of cannon powder, 1861; annual reports of tests of metals and other materials, 1885-1915; test analysis reports, 1891-1921; experimental reports, 1915-34; numbered memorandums of the Metallographic Laboratory, 1928-30; numbered reports of the Metallographic Laboratory, 1927-32; numbered reports, 1936-62; annual reports 1944-46; miscellaneous reports received, 1956-61; and miscellaneous subject files, 1932-62. Published reports and studies concerning research achievements and capabilities of the Watertown Arsenal, 1951-68. Minutes of meetings of the Metallurgical Advisory Committee on Guns, 1948-61. Materials relating to the ordnance inspection school, ca. 1939-59. Historical data relating to gun tube specifications, 1918-63. Miscellaneous specifications, 1900-60. Fact sheets and summaries of the Army Material Research Agency, 1962-65. Scrapbooks of newspaper clippings and news releases relating to the arsenal, 1938-65. Papers of the military storekeeper and paymaster, 1864-72. Records of the Arsenal hospital, 1879-97. Records of the Plant and Facilities Office, 1816- 1947. Technical/experimental reports, 1915-34.

Map (12 item(s), in Boston, except as noted): Watertown Arsenal, MA, 1919 (1 item, in Washington Area). Buildings, roads, tracks, and grounds at the Watertown Arsenal, 1816-1959 (11 items). SEE ALSO 156.16.

Architectural Plans, 7 items, in Boston): Drawings showing transmission of power between the foundry and machine shop, 1891 (1 item). Elevations, roof, and basement plans of quarters building, 1941, 1959 (6 items). SEE ALSO 156.16.

Engineering Drawings, 45 items, in Boston): Disappearing carriages for 6" through 14" guns, Models 1894-1907, 1896-1908, 1916 (8 items); and friction mount testing equipment for 20mm, 37mm, and 40mm guns, 1948 (37 items). SEE ALSO 156.16.

Photographs (2,041 images): Armed Forces Day activities, 1961 (24 images, in Boston). The 125th anniversary celebration, 1941 (1 image, in Boston). Black and white and some color negatives, prints, and lantern slides (a few of artworks) relating to construction and activities at the arsenal, 1856-1967 (WA, WAA, WAC, WAHM, WAM, WAN, WAP, WAOL, WAS, WAVP; 2,016 images). SEE ALSO 156.17.

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156.10.28 Records of Watervliet Arsenal, NY

Textual Records (in New York): Letters sent, 1819-27, 1838-42, 1845-97; and press copies of letters sent, 1864-1901. Letters received, 1866-1905, and fair copies of letters received, 1827- 33; with registers, 1838-46, 1855-1902. General correspondence, 1902-39. Arsenal orders, 1821-1904, with gaps. Issuances, 1918- 19, 1929-39. Annual reports, 1869-1900. Monthly strength returns, 1825-58, 1863-76; and consolidated morning reports, 1846-49, 1861-92, 1897-1901, of the ordnance detachment. Morning reports of enlisted men and civilian employees, 1835-43. Reports of work performed, 1822-29. Muster and payrolls, 1862-1904, and descriptive books, 1863-84, of the ordnance detachment. Enlistment papers and registers of examination of recruits, 1876- 92. Monthly payrolls, 1861-86. Annual, 1897-1904, quarterly, 1893-97, and special, 1881-89, estimates of funds required. Registers of articles fabricated, 1861-78, 1884-1903, and guns manufactured or modified, 1891-1920. Weekly progress reports, 1884-90. Monthly barbette carriage manufacture reports, 1902-7. Quarterly, 1818-24, and semiannual, 1845, 1849, 1857-58, property returns. Reports of tests and experiments, 1858-60. Blueprints of ordnance and ordnance equipment, 1890-1905. Technical memorandums and sketches relating to ordnance and ordnance equipment manufacture, 1846-81. Letters sent by the quartermaster, 1842-59. Letters sent by the commissary of subsistence, 1844-59. Letters sent by the quartermaster and commissary of subsistence, 1893-94. Letters sent, 1862-86, and press copies of letters sent, 1878-90, 1894-1904, by the ordnance storekeeper. Letters sent by the detachment commander, 1890-95. Letters sent by the ordnance inspector, 1898-1900. Letters sent and received by the gunshop, 1891-98. Timebooks of the armor and finishing shop, 1833-37, 1843, 1869-71, and the forging shop, 1838-41. Letters sent by the Civil Service Examining Board, 1897-1902. Records of the arsenal hospital, 1887-1939.

Maps (3 items): Watervliet Arsenal, NY, 1845-1910. SEE ALSO 156.16.

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156.10.29 Other arsenal records

Textual Records: Records of Huntsville Arsenal, 1942-49; Pine Bluff Arsenal, AR, 1943-50; and Redstone Arsenal, AL, 1941-50.

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156.11 RECORDS OF ORDNANCE PROVING GROUNDS
1889-1941

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156.11.1 Records of Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

Textual Records (in Philadelphia): General correspondence, 1918- 20. Annual reports, 1919-39. Issuances, 1918-39. Diary of the proving ground, 1929-35. Daily reports of velocities of guns fired, 1918-40. General correspondence, telegrams received, and issuances of the constructing and inspecting officer, 1917-19. General correspondence of the proving ground transportation officer, 1918-20; the 1st Company, Coast Artillery Corps, 1919- 20; and the Ordnance School of Application, 1918-20.

Photographs (45,957 images): Cyanotype prints, in albums, of activities and tests at the proving grounds, including views of guns and carriages (GGC), bombs and airplanes (GBA), antiaircraft activities (GAA), automotive vehicles (GAV), camera obscura (GCO), and ammunition (GAM); and negative prints of lantern slides used in lectures (GLS), rifling studies (GIM), explosives (GBS), and miscellaneous subjects (GMP, GMO, GMI, GKF), 1918-41. SEE ALSO 156.17.

Glass Negatives (906 images): Buildings, ordnance and motor transport materiel, armored vehicles, munitions, and experimental equipment, 1917-26 (N). SEE ALSO 156.17.

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156.11.2 Records of Erie Proving Ground, OH

Textual Records (in Chicago): Correspondence, 1918-19. Correspondence of Companies B and E, Provisional Ordnance Battalion, 1918-19.

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156.11.3 Records of Sandy Hook Proving Ground, NJ

Textual Records (in New York): Letters sent, 1890-1904, with gaps. Letters received, 1889-1910, with registers, 1896-1901. Letters received from the Chief of Ordnance pertaining to ordnance drawings, 1897-1916. General correspondence, 1901-15. Inspection reports, 1914-17. Special orders, regulations, and circulars, 1911-17. Monthly progress reports, Sandy Hook Armament District, 1907-17. Registers of ordnance received and sent, 1900- 18. Memorandums relating to experiments with high explosives, 1893-1904. Historical reports on ordnance tests, 1909-16. History (1874-1918) of Sandy Hook Proving Ground, 1918. Records of the quartermaster, consisting of correspondence, 1901-2, and a register of letters received, 1903-6.

Maps (2 items): Sandy Hook Proving Ground, NJ, 1908. SEE ALSO 156.16.

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156.11.4 Records of Savanna Proving Ground, IL

Textual Records (in Chicago): Correspondence and personnel records, 1918-19. General and special orders, 1919-28.

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156.11.5 Records of Scituate Proving Ground, MA

Textual Records (in Boston): Correspondence, 1918-21. Journal ("daily log") of the ordnance detachment, October 1918-April 1919. Correspondence of the surgeon, 1918-19.

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156.11.6 Other Records Textual Records: Records of the Jefferson Proving Ground, IN, 1941-50. Records of the Ordnance Desert Proving Ground, Camp Seeley, CA, 1942-44. Records of the Yuma Station Ordnance Test Activity, AZ, 1955-65.

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156.12 RECORDS OF ORDNANCE DEPOTS
1861-1946

Textual Records: Records, including letters sent, general correspondence, issuances, and other records, of the following ordnance depots:

Aberdeen, MD, Ordnance Depot, 1946-53 (in Philadelphia);
Anniston, AL, Ordnance Depot, 1944-66 (in Atlanta);
Atlanta, GA, Ordnance Depot, 1942-50 (in Atlanta);
Birmingham, AL, Ordnance Depot, 1945-50 (in Atlanta);
Black Hills, SD, Ordnance Depot, 1942-67 (in Denver);
Blue Grass, KY, Ordnance and Army Depot, 1943-64 (in Atlanta);
Casad, IN, Ordnance Works, 1943-45 (in Chicago);
Charleston, SC, General Ordnance Depot, 1919 1944-52 (in Atlanta);
Curtis Bay, MD, General Ordnance Depot, 1917-57 (in Philadelphia);
Curtis Bay, MD; Sub-depot, Baltimore, MD, 1951-53 (in Philadelphia);
Delaware General Ordnance Depot, NJ, 1919-50 (in New York);
Erie Ordnance Depot, OH, 1918-62 (in Chicago);
Fort Crook, NE, Ordnance Depot, 1945-46 (in Kansas City);
Fort Wayne, IN, Ordnance Depot, 1941-46 (in Chicago);
and 1943-46 (in Washington Area);
Fort Wingate, NM, Army and Ordnance Depot, 1940-64 (in Denver);
Havana, Cuba, Ordnance Depot, 1898-1902;
Hawaiian Ordnance Depot, 1923-39 (in San Francisco);
Holabird, MD, Ordnance Depot, 1942-43 (in Philadelphia);
Letterkenny, PA, Ordnance and Army Depot, 1949-56 (in Philadelphia);
Letterkenny, PA; Sub-depot, Cressona Depot, 1945-46 (in Philadelphia)
Letterkenny, PA; Sub-depot, Delaware Storage Activity, 1951-55 (in Philadelphia)
Lima, OH, Ordnance Depot, 1945-54 (in Chicago);
Lincoln, IL, Ordnance Depot, 1942-49 (in Chicago);
Longue Point, Quebec, Canada, Ordnance Depot, 1943-46;
Lordstown, OH, Ordnance Depot, 1941-56 (in Chicago);
Los Angeles, CA, Ordnance Depot, 1951-61 (in Los Angeles);
Louisville, KY, Ordnance Depot, 1861-63 (in Atlanta);
Middletown, PA, General Ordnance Depot, 1918-19 (in Philadelphia);
Morgan, NJ, General Ordnance Depot, 1918-19 (in New York);
Mount Rainer, WA, Ordnance Depot, 1940-50 (in Seattle);
Nansemond, VA, Ordnance Depot, 1940-49 (in Philadelphia);
Nashville, TN, Ordnance Depot, 1862-64 (in Atlanta);
Navajo, AZ, Ordnance Depot, 1951-61 (in Los Angeles);
Palmer Woods, MI, Ordnance Depot, 1945-46 (in Chicago);
Paterson, NJ, General Ordnance Depot, 1918 (in New York);
Penniman General Ordnance Depot, VA, 1919-23 (in Philadelphia);
Philadelphia, PA, General Ordnance Depot, 1918-19 (in Philadelphia);
Pig Point General Ordnance Depot, VA, 1918-19 (in Philadelphia);
Ponce, PR, Ordnance Depot, 1890-89 1898-99 (in New York);
Rossford, OH, Ordnance Depot, 1943-63 (in Chicago);
St. Louis, MO, Ordnance Depot, 1944-47 (in Kansas City); San Antonio, TX, Ordnance Depot, 1940-47 (in Fort Worth);
San Jacinto, TX, Ordnance Depot, 1941-60 (in Fort Worth);
San Juan, PR, Ordnance Depot, 1898-1904 (in New York);
Sandy Hook General Ordnance Depot, NJ, 1918-19 (in New York);
Santiago, Cuba, Ordnance Depot, 1898-1902;
Savanna Ordnance Depot, IL, 1918-63 (in Chicago);
Seneca Ordnance Depot, NY, 1942-50 (in New York);
Sierra, CA, Ordnance Depot, 1942-51 (in San Francisco);
Sioux, NE, Ordnance Depot, 1942-63 (in Kansas City);
Susquehanna, PA, Ordnance Depot, 1942-48 (in Philadelphia);
Tampa, FL, Ordnance Depot, 1898 (in Atlanta);
Terre Haute, IN, Ordnance Depot, 1940-55 (in Chicago);
Tobyhanna, PA, General Ordnance Depot, 1918-19 (in Philadelphia);
Tooele, UT, Ordnance Depot, 1940-64 (in Denver);
Tuckahoe, NJ, General Ordnance Depot, 1917-18 (in New York)
and Umatilla, OR, Ordnance Depot, 1940-50 (in Seattle).

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156.13 RECORDS OF ORDNANCE DISTRICTS
1917-65

Textual Records: Records, including minutes and correspondence of district claims boards, correspondence, issuances, and reports of the following ordnance districts:

Baltimore, MD, Ordnance District, 1918-19 (in Philadelphia);
Birmingham, AL, Ordnance District, 1942-50 (in Atlanta);
Boston, MA, Ordnance District, 1918-20 (in Boston);
Bridgeport, CT, Ordnance District, 1918-20, 1929-32 (in Boston);
Chicago, IL, Ordnance District, 1940-51 (in Chicago);
Cincinnati, OH, Ordnance District, 1919 (in Chicago);
Cleveland, OH, Ordnance District, 1918-19 (in Chicago);
Detroit, MI, Ordnance District, 1918-19, 1942-46 (in Chicago);
New York, NY, Ordnance District, 1917-21 (in New York);
Los Angeles, CA, Ordnance District, ca. 1951-61 (in Los Angeles);
Oakland, CA, Ordnance District, 1952-54 (in San Francisco);
Philadelphia, PA, Ordnance District, 1945-47 (in Philadelphia);
Pittsburgh, PA, Ordnance District, 1918-19 (in Philadelphia);
Rochester, NY, Ordnance District, 1919-20, 1940-50 (in New York);
St. Louis, MO, Ordnance District, 1941-53 (in Kansas City);
San Francisco, CA, Ordnance District, 1919-58 (in San Francisco);
San Jacinto, TX, Ordnance District, 1940-47 (in Fort Worth); and
Springfield, MA, Ordnance District, 1946-65 (in Boston).

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156.14 RECORDS OF ORDNANCE INSPECTORS AT PRIVATE PLANTS
1882-1919

Textual Records: Records, including letters sent, registers of letters received, letters received, and progress reports, of inspectors stationed at the following plants:

Alabama, AL, Ordnance Works, 1941-46 (in Atlanta);
American Ordnance Co., Bridgeport, CT, 1898-1907 (in Boston);
Badger, WI, Ordnance Works, 1949-50 (in Chicago);
Bethlehem Steel Co., Bethlehem, PA, 1889-1907 (in Philadelphia);
Blue Bonnett, TX, Ordnance Plant, 1942-45 (in Fort Worth);
Buckeye, OH, Ordnance Works, 1943-45 (in Chicago);
Burlington, IA, Ordnance Plant, 1941-51) (in Kansas City);
Builders Iron Foundry, Providence, RI, 1889-1900 (in Boston);
Carpenter Steel Works, Reading, PA, 1898-1900 (in Philadelphia);
Charleston, SC, Orddnance Works, 1942-53 (in Atlanta);
Cherokee, VA, Ordnance Works, 1942-50 (in Philadelphia);
Columbus Machine Co., Columbus, OH, 1898-1902 (in Chicago);
Cornhusker, NE, Ordnance Plant, 1942-50 (in Kansas City);
Delaware, NJ, Ordnance Plant, n.d. (in New York);
Denver, CO, Ordnance Zone and Plant, 1940-64 (in Denver);
Des Moines, IA, Ordnance Plant, 1941-44 (in Kansas City);
Des Moines, IA, Ordnance Works, 1943-46 (in Kansas City);
Detrick and Harvey Machine Co., Baltimore, MD, 1898-1900 (in Philadelphia);
Dickson, TX, Gun Plant, 1943-45 (in Fort Worth);
Dixie, LA, Ordnance Plant, 1943 (in Fort Worth);
Driggs Seabury Gun and Ammunition Co., Derby, CT, 1899-1905 (in Boston);
East Tennessee, TN, Ordnance Works, 1934-45 (in Atlanta);
Edgewood, MD, Ordnance Assembly Plant, 1941-55 (in Philadelphia);
Gadsden, AL, Ordnance Plant, 1940-42 (in Atlanta);
Holston, TN, Ordnance Works, 1942-50 (in Atlanta);
Illinois, IL, Ordnance Plant, 1941-50 (in Chicago);
Jayhawk, KS, Ordnance Works, 1941-46 (in Kansas City);
Kankakee, IL, Ordnance Works, 1941-45 (in Chicago);
Kansas, KS, Ordnance Plant, 1940-51 (in Kansas City);
Keystone, PA, Ordnance Works, 1944-47 (in Philadelphia);
Kilby Manufacturing Co., Cleveland, OH, 1895-97 (in Chicago);
Kingsbury, IN, Ordnance Plant, n.d.;
Lake Erie Engineering Works, Buffalo, NY, 1898-99 (in New York);
Lake Ontario, NY, Ordnance Plant, 1942-43 (in New York);
Longhorn, TX, Ordnance Works, 1946-50 (in Fort Worth);
Lowell, MA, Ordnance Plant, 1942-44;
Maryland Steel Co., Sparrows Point, MD, 1898-99 (in Philadelphia);
Maumelle, AR, Ordnance Works, 1943-50 (in Fort Worth);
Mississippi, MS, Ordnance Plant, 1942-45 (in Atlanta);
Morgan Engineering Co., Alliance, OH, 1898-99 (in Chicago);
Morgantown, WV, Ordnance Works, 1941-52 (in Philadelphia);
Nebraska, NE, Ordnance Plant, 1945-50 (in Kansas City);
Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, VA, 1912-14 (in Philadelphia);
Niles Tool Works, Hamilton, OH, 1896-1900 (in Chicago);
Ohio River, KY, Ordnance Works, 1941-50 (in Atlanta);
Oklahoma, OK, Ordnance Works, 1942-43 (in Fort Worth);
Ozark, AR, Ordnance Works, 1942-43 (in Fort Worth);
Pantex, TX, Ordnance Plant, 1942-45 (in Fort Worth);
Plum Brook, OH, Ordnance Works, 1943-45 (in Chicago);
Poole Engineering and Machine Co., Baltimore and Hagerstown, MD (formerly Robert Poole and Son Co., Baltimore, MD), 1896-1900, 1918-19 (in Philadelphia);
Providence Steam Engine Co., Providence, RI, 1897-99 (in Boston);
Ravig Engineering Co., Columbus, OH, 1898-1902 (in Chicago);
St. Louis, MO, Ordnance Plant, 1943-50 (in Kansas City);
Sangamon, MI, Ordnance Plant, 1942-50 (in Chicago);
Shreveport, LA, Ordnance Works, 1943 (in Fort Worth);
South Boston Iron Works, Boston, MA, 1882-84 (in Boston);
Standard Steel Casting Co., Thurlow, PA, 1890-91 (in Philadelphia);
Sunflower, KS, Ordnance Works, n.d. (in Kansas City);
Twin Cities, MN, Ordnance Plant, 1941-51 (in Chicago);
Volunteer, TN, Ordnance Plant, 1942-45 (in Atlanta);
Walker Co., Cleveland, OH, 1898-1900 (in Chicago); and
Dosseldorf, Germany, 1903-5. Wabash River, IN, Ordnance Works, 1942-50 (in Chicago);
West Virginia, WV, Ordnance Plant, 1942-46 (in Philadelphia);
Wolfe Creek, TN, Ordnance Plant, 1940-46 (in Atlanta);

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156.15 RECORDS OF OTHER ORDNANCE FIELD OFFICES AND INSTALLATIONS
1874-81, 1918-19, 1940-64

Textual Records: Correspondence of ordnance companies 1-5, and camp general and special orders, Penniman Ordnance Camp at the Du Pont Engineering Co. Plant, VA, 1918-19 (in Philadelphia). General correspondence, personnel correspondence, special orders of the machine gun training center, and miscellaneous records of the Ordnance Training Center, Camp Hancock, GA, 1918-19 (in Atlanta). Letters sent by the constructor of ordnance, U.S. Ordnance Agency, New York, NY, 1874-1900 (in New York). Records of the Beaver, OR, Ammunition Storage Point, 1940-50 (in Seattle). Records of the Research and Development Division, (Rocket) suboffice, Fort Bliss, TX, 1946-48. Records of the Diamond Ordnance Fuze Laboratory, 1942-52. Records of the Ordnance Training Center, Aberdeen, MD, 1941-46; and the Ordnance School, Aberdeen, MD, 1943-48. Records of the Ordnance Training Center, Santa Anita, CA, 1942-44.

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156.16 CARTOGRAPHIC RECORDS (GENERAL)
ca. 1898-1947

Engineering Drawings: Disappearing gun carriage, 1901-10 (85 items). Artillery projectiles, 1902-4 (2 items). French 75 mm artillery gun details, 1916-19 (120 items). Rice's half-inch centrifugal gun, 1917 (8 items). Cavalry and artillery equipment, including gun carriages, wagons, straps, harness, saddles, tools, and canteens, 1917-18 (200 items). Tanks, half tracks, and scout cars, 1934-40 (13 items).

Technical Drawings: Submarine mines and related parts made at the Torpedo Depot/Submarine Mine at Fort Totten, NY, ca. 1898-1930, and the Submarine Mine Depot at Fort Monroe, VA, ca. 1930-47, used for coastal defense of the United States, ca. 1898-1947 (2,000 items).

SEE Maps UNDER 156.10.4, 156.10.25, 156.10.27, 156.10.28, and 156.11.3. SEE Architectural Plans UNDER 156.10.4, and 156.10.27. SEE Engineering Drawings UNDER 156.10.9 and 156.10.27.

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156.17 STILL PICTURES (GENERAL)
1877-1944

Photographs (4,254 images): Panoramas of the Old Hickory, TN, munitions plant and other facilities, 1918 (PMP, 42 images). Mobile machine guns and quick cannon, 1917-19 (MG, 252 images). Manufacture of ordnance material, transcontinental motor convoy, and proving grounds, ca. 1917 (PA, 2,610 images; PB, 1,350 images).

Photographs in Albums (2,185 images): Armaments built by the Grunsonwerk Company, Germany, 1877-89 (GRA, 75 images). First transcontinental motor convoy (Washington, DC-San Francisco, CA), 1919 (TMC, 314 images). Production activities at the Wisconsin Gun Company Plant, Milwaukee, WI, 1917-19, and at the New York Air Brake Company, Watertown, NY, ca. 1917 (OP, 112 images). Construction, employees, and activities at the Muscle Shoals, AL, nitrate plant, 1917-19 (MS, 311 images; B, 775 images). Activities at the Fort Morgan, AL, firing range, 1916 (FM, 95 images). Antiaircraft and mobile artillery guns and equipment at various arsenals, 1927-36 (MA, 503 images).

Glass Negatives (800 images): Personnel and activities of the Bureau of Ordnance, n.d. (GN).

Posters and Artwork (19 images): Artwork apparently for World War I posters, ca. 1918 (WP, 2 images). Color posters, ca. 1944, relating to camouflage (WPC, 12 images), and broadsides (WPOD, 5 images).

SEE Photographs UNDER 156.6.8, 156.7.13, 156.10.4, 156.10.7- 156.10.9, 156.10.23, and 156.10.25-156.10.27. SEE Photographic Prints UNDER 156.11.1. SEE Glass Negatives UNDER 156.11.1.


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