The papers of Ralph Henry Van Deman, a US military intelligence officer, consist of correspondence, special orders, memoranda,
personal documents, and photographs relating to American military intelligence activities during World War I and to the establishment
of the United States Army's Military Intelligence Division.
Ralph Henry Van Deman was born in 1865 in Delaware, Ohio. He received a bachelor's degree from Harvard University in 1888
and continued on to obtain a law degree. He was commissioned by the US Army as Second Lieutenant of Infantry and later enrolled
in medical school at Ohio’s Miami University. His natural aptitude for military intelligence landed him a position at the
Military Intelligence Division (MID) in 1897. He is credited with organizing the Philippine Military Intelligence Division
1 manuscript box, 1 oversized box
(0.8 linear feet)
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Collection is open for research.