Accession Number : ADA316521

Title :   Kansas Army Ammunition Plant. Supplemental Photographic Documentation of Archetypal Buildings, Structures, and Equipment for Army Material Command, National Historic Context for World War II Ordnance Facilities.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 93-Mar 95,

Corporate Author : GEO-MARINE INC PLANO TX

Personal Author(s) : Kimbrell, K. D. ; Hiatt, Kathleen E.

PDF Url : ADA316521

Report Date : MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 114

Abstract : This report presents a photographic record of the archetypal buildings, structures, and equipment of the World War II Ordnance Department's government-owned, contractor-operated (GOCO) industrial facility, the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant, at Parsons, Kansas. This photographic documentation was completed under partial fulfillment of an Army Materiel Command (AMC) Legacy Resource Program demonstration project for assistance to small installations and in fulfillment of the 1993 Programmatic Agreement among the AMC, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and Multiple Historic State Historic Preservation Officers concerning the program to discontinue maintenance, or dispose, of particular GOCO properties. The objective of the project was to photographically record World War ll-vintage equipment and buildings, some of which housed different stages of the ammunition manufacturing process and were of the same architectural design. Modem buildings and equipment are not included in this document. Efforts were made to arrange the photographs in the order of ammunition manufacture and facility processes; however, this presentation should not be perceived as a complete chronological sequence for ammunition manufacturing during World War II. The buildings photographed in this document are classified as under either stand-by or 'layaway' status. The active buildings depicted in this volume are of an insensitive and or 'safe' nature and include Administration and Shop buildings.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY HISTORY, *ARMY FACILITIES, *PHOTOGRAPHS, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, MANUFACTURING, ORDNANCE, PRESERVATION, MILITARY DOWNSIZING, KANSAS.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE