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This collection consists of correspondence, newspapers, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, and transcripts relating to the Jayhawk Ordnance Works.
The Jayhawk Ordnance Works were built near Galena, Kansas during World War II to produce ammonium nitrate. After the war it was privatized by its operator Kenneth Aldred Spencer and at one point was the world’s largest producer of ammonium nitrate fertilizer. The plant is still in operation as the Jayhawk Fine Chemicals Corporation.
Business and Industry, Social Life and Customs
Size of Collection
.4 linear feet
Dates of Collection
SpC MS 0379
Special Collections, Leonard H. Axe Library, "Jayhawks Ordnance Works Collection" (2022). Finding Aids. 390.