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Register of the Alexander H. Van Keuren, 1899-1962
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biographical Note

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Alexander H. Van Keuren,
    Date (inclusive): 1899-1962
    Collection number: 74011
    Creator: Van Keuren, Alexander H., 1881-1966.
    Collection Size: 8 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 8 envelopes 5.05 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Correspondence, memoranda, notes, clippings, photographs, and memorabilia, relating to the Naval Research Laboratory, Anacostia Station, Washington, D.C., and to the London Naval Conference and the Geneva Disarmament Conference
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Alexander H. Van Keuren, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1974.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Access Points

    United States. Naval Research Laboratory (Washington, D.C.)
    United States. Navy--Officers.
    Conference for the Reduction and Limitation of Armaments (1932-1934 : Geneva)
    London Naval Conference (1930)
    World War, 1939-1945.
    World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations.
    United States--Foreign relations.
    United States--Armed Forces.

    Biographical Note

    1881, March 9 Born, Howell, Michigan
    1903 Graduated from the Naval Academy
    1908 Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    1912-1916 Served at the Mare Island Navy Yard and Superintending Constructor for Submarines at the Union Iron Works in San Francisco
    1916-1920 Served in the Design Division of the Bureau of Construction and Repair, Department of the Navy
    1927 Secretary, Naval War College
    1930 Technical advisor, London Naval Conference
    1932 Technical advisor, General Disarmament Conference, Geneva
    1936 Assisted in exploratory tests on fireproof construction of ships
    1936-1937 Superintending Constructor for the Navy at the New York Shipbuilding Corporation
    1937-1939 Industrial manager, Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    1939-1940 Chief, Bureau of Construction and Repair, Department of the Navy
    1940-1942 Assistant Chief, Bureau of Ships
    1942 Chief, Bureau of Ships Coordinator of Shipbuilding for the Naval Establishment
    1942 Received Legion of Merit Award
    1942-1944 Director, Naval Research Laboratory, Anacostia Station
    1946 Retired