Doctoral Student in History Jessica Scott Helps Highlight Worker Voices in Exhibit on Springfield Armory
A temporary exhibit at the Springfield Armory National Historic Site will highlight stories workers who helped manufacture weapons for the U.S. military from decades past.
Three recordings were chosen out of 100 that were recorded in the late 1980s and early 1990s, according to Jessica Scott, a doctoral student at the history department. She is working with the Friends of the Armory to put together the event called “Voices of the Armory.”
The Springfield Armory is currently digitizing the recordings. Scott said she specifically looked for stories from Black workers, women ordnance workers and children who grew up on armory grounds.
Scott said she plans to play the recordings of the armory workers in an “open-air atmosphere” through a speaker while guests look at some of the machinery and other contextualized exhibits. The recordings will only be available for one day.