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  • Title: Howard V. Canan papers
    Date (inclusive): 1918-1955
    Collection Number: 74032
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 3 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize folder, 1 oversize box, 3 envelopes (1.8 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, orders, reports, speeches, certificates, and photographs, relating to military engineering in the U.S. and in the European Theater during World War II.
    Creator: Canan, Howard Voorheis, 1894-
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


    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.


    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1983.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Howard V. Canan Papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical Note

    1894 August 6 Born, Omaha, Nebraska
    1918 B.S., U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
    1919 A.E.F., France and Germany
    1925-1928 11th Engineers, Panama Canal Zone
    1932-1936 District Engineer, U.S. Lake Survey
    1938-1941 War Department General Staff (G-2 Div.)
    1943-1946 Office of the Chief Engineer, European Theater of Operations
    1946-1949 District Engineer, Nashville, Tennessee
    1952-1953 Engineer Inspector General
    1953-1954 Assistant Chief of Engineers for Real Estate for Army, Air Force, and Atomic Energy Commission

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    World War, 1939-1945 -- Engineering and construction
    Military engineering
    United States. Army
    United States. Army. Corps of Engineers