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  • Title: Alexander H. Van Keuren
    Date (inclusive): 1899-1962
    Collection Number: 74011
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 8 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 8 envelopes (5.0 Linear Feet)
    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
    Creator: Conference for the Reduction and Limitation of Armaments (Location of meeting: Geneva, Switzerland. Date of meeting or treaty signing: 1932-1934.)
    Creator: London Naval Conference
    Creator: Van Keuren, Alexander H., 1881-1966


    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.


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    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1974.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Alexander H. Van Keuren, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    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

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations
    United States. Navy
    Naval Research Laboratory (U.S.)