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RB-10016-70

National Museum of American History (Washington, DC 20560-0001)
Edward Ezell (Project Director: 09/01/1970 to present)

Domestic Small Arms Manufacture During the Revolution

Bicentennial project to study joint efforts of Continental Congress and colonial assembly of Massachusetts to establish and operate a manufacturing arsenal at Springfield, Massachusetts for the production of infantry and ammunition during the American Revolution. ABSTRACT: Bicentennial project to study joint efforts of Continental Congress and colonial assembly of Massachusetts to establish and operate a manufacturing arsenal at Springfield, Massachusetts for the production of infantry and ammunition during the American Revolution. Study will determine evolution of U.S. arms procurement policies from Revolutionary period to present and examine the relationship between technology and government which brought the "military-industrial complex" into being. Subject of Revolutionary domestic arms manufacture at Springfield has never undergone scholarly investigation, though Springfield was the site of the first National Armory (1794-1698) and has played important role in development of U.S. miliatry capacity and industrial growth. In 1968, Springfield Armory phased-out as military installation to become a National Landmark. Study will be published as a monograph or short book by the Springfield Armory Museum for incorporation into a lengthy history of the Springfield Armory. Funds for salaries, suppies, travel, per diem

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Bicentennial Histories

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$4,975 (approved)
$4,975 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1970 – 3/31/1972