Green River Ordnance Plant Records (Amboy/Dixon), 1941-1946
[Back to Formatted Version]
Brief Description: The records for the Green River Ordnance Plant (GROP) date from 1941 to 1946 and consist of the plant’s administrative office documents, plant and employee photographs, government documents, brochures, grounds passes.  Of special interest is a DVD with recent  GROP photographs (2007), scans of GROP artifacts, and Power Point Presentations created by the donor.
Held at:
Northern Illinois University
Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1779
Email: rhcua [at]
Record Series Number: RHC/RC/295
Volume: 1.75 Linear Feet
Acquired: 05/25/2008. Additional items from the U.S. Army Materiel Command were added on June 28, 2017.
Arrangement: The folders are arranged alphabetically.  The photographs are arranged alphabetically and chronologically within the folders.
Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.
Subject Index
Amboy (Ill.)
Dixon (Ill)
Green River Ordnance Plant
World War, 1939-1945 -- War Work -- United States
World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- United States
World War II
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection belong to the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.
Acquisition Notes: Duane Paulsen  Duane Paulsen, historian from Grand DeTour, Illinois donated the records for the Green River Ordnance Plant in Amboy/Dixon, Illinois to the Regional History Center on May 25, 2008.