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Government Documents - Military and Veterans Agencies: Corps of Engineers

War Department, Navy Department, Army, Department of Defense, Air Force, Marine Corps, National Military Establishment, Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies

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 USACE 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 titles:

Additional documents covering 1910-1932 are available in the Executive Branch Documents microfiche set. We provide access to Congressional documents and hearings about USACE, its budget, and projects. Please contact a government documents librarian if you have questions about our holdings. We also have a variety of general publications, recruiting pamphlets, and other materials.

The Map Collection has a number of USACE maps of Hawai‘i and the Pacific.

Internet resources

A soldier is guided by two shirtless local men in Papua New Guinea

Engineer intelligence, volume III

Winter scene featuring snow-covered trees and a creek

Water spectrum

Photo of a flooded roadway in Honolulu with submerged cars

Flooding problems? Maybe you can help yourself!

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