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Inventory of the Ralph H. Van Deman papers, 1833-1973
2003C91  
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Description
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.
Background
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 in 1901.
Extent
1 manuscript box, 1 oversized box (0.8 linear feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Availability
Collection is open for research.