The Engineer Department was established in 1802 as part of the War Dept. Its name was later changed to the Corps of Engineers when it became part of the Department of Defense. The USCOE was originally responsible for construction of coastal defenses, managing aids to navigation, and surveying and mapping. Its mission was later extended to include flood control and construction of military facilities abroad.
The Corps currently includes the Waterways Experiment Station, the Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, the Coastal Engineering Research Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, and the Institute of Water Resources.
Government Documents holds an extensive collection of Army Corps of Engineers publications, including the following series:
Annual reports (D 103.1:, M 110.1:, W 7.1:)
Waterborne commerce of the United States (D 103.1/2:) Statistics on waterborne freight traffic in inland and coastal waters.
Port series (D 103.8:) Data about port facilities, customs, regulations, etc.
Waterways Experiment Station technical reports (D 103.24/2:)
Water resources development in [state] (D 103.35/)
Navigation charts (D 103.66:) Charts of inland waterways.
Flood hazard studies (D 103.2:) (also available in Hawaiian Collection)
Additional documents covering 1910-1932 are available in the Executive Branch Documents microfiche set. Please contact a government documents librarian if you have questions about our holdings.
The Map Collection has a number of USCOE maps of Hawai`i and the Pacific.
We also have a variety of general publications, recruiting pamphlets, and other materials.