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Dear Mr. Marcot,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
The easiest way to find digitized records in the Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance (Record Group 156) is to use the Record Group Explorer and select RG 156. From there you can select the types of records you are interested in. In this case, the only option is Textual Records. Clicking on that will bring up 60 items and file units which have been digitized.
Clicking on the blue “Explore” button under the “Our work isn't finished yet. We have more digitizing to do” brings up a list of all the record series in RG 156. Along the left side you will see options to refine the results by categories such as dates and types of material.
Alternatively, you can do an Advanced Search and specify “156” for the Record Group Number / Collection ID field. Selecting “Archival Materials Online” and deselecting “Archival Descriptions” will confine the search to digitized records. See National Archives Catalog Search Tips for more instructions.
If you have questions about the records, please email the reference unit listed as the contact in the Catalog description. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgment as well as a substantive response to your reference request from the reference unit. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.
We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!
Yes, quite helpful, and I look forward to examining all that you describe.