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Chromatographic Studies of Smokeless Powders Manuals for the National Defense Committee

Identifier: MS-2875

  • Staff Only

The collection consists of two folders which hold three declassified government manuals. Donated by the family of researcher Walter A. Schroeder, the manuals describe chromatographic studies on gunpowder which were done at The University of California Technical School from 1943-1945, and how they pertained to ordnance for World War II.


  • 1943 September 25-1945 November 14

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Collection includes three declassified manuals from the National Defense Committee on chromatographic studies of smokeless gunpowders and their feasibility of use in World War II. The studies took place at the University of California Technical School and cover experiments from September 25, 1943 to November 14, 1945.

Biographical/Historical Note

Walter A. Schroeder was a researcher at the University of California Technical School doing work on smokeless gunpowders for the Committee for National Defense in Washington D.C.


Collection consists of three manuals housed in two folders.

Acquisition Note

Donated by Glenna Schroeder on October 2, 2002

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA