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Register of the Frank McAdams Albrecht Papers, 1928-1965
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Frank McAdams Albrecht Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1928-1965
    Collection Number: 68013
    Creator: Albrecht, Frank McAdams, 1901-
    Collection Size: 8 manuscript boxes (3.2 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Orders, reports, correspondence, and drafts of speeches, relating to U.S. military engineering in the European Theater during World War II and in the U.S. in the interwar period.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language: English

    Administrative Information


    Collection is 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], Frank McAdams Albrecht Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1968.


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

    Biographical Note

    1901, June 11 Born, Denver, Colorado
    1923 B.S., U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York
    1926 Degree in Civil Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
    1926 Married Page Williams of San Antonio, Texas
    1939 The Command and General Staff School, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Regular Course
    1942 Colonel
    1942 Staff Officer to the Chief Engineer's Office of the Services of Supply in the European Theater of Operations in England. Later Deputy Chief Engineer for Planning
    1943 Senior U.S. Logistical Officer on the early Joint-Combined Staff, which became General Eisenhower's Supreme Headquarters. He was the logistics member of a team that presented the original Overlord Plan for the Allied Invasion
    1943 Chief of Staff of the Forward Echelon of the Communications Zone
    1944 At the U.S. element of the Allied Control of Germany. Responsible for planning for the demobilization of the German Army under Allied control and other demilitarization measures
    1945 Engineer of the Fourth Army
    1953 Brigadier General
    1953-1955 Chief Engineer, U.S. Army, Europe
    1955 In Charge of logistics for Exercise SAGEBRUSH. Director of Plans and Programs in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics of the Army General Staff in Washington, D.C.
    1957 Major General
    1959 Division Engineer for the Corps of Engineers in the Southeast United States, Bermuda, Puerto Rico, and Panama

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Orders, reports, correspondence, and drafts of speeches, relating to U.S. military engineering in the European Theater during World War II and in the U.S. in the interwar period.