Register of the Alexander H. Van Keuren, 1899-1962

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Register of the Alexander H. Van Keuren, 1899-1962

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

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  • Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Alexander H. Van Keuren,
Date (inclusive): 1899-1962
Collection number: 74011
Creator: Van Keuren, Alexander H., 1881-1966.
Collection Size: 8 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 8 envelopes 5.05 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Correspondence, memoranda, notes, clippings, photographs, and memorabilia, relating to the Naval Research Laboratory, Anacostia Station, Washington, D.C., and to the London Naval Conference and the Geneva Disarmament Conference
Language: English.

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Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1974.

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Access Points

United States. Naval Research Laboratory (Washington, D.C.)
United States. Navy--Officers.
Conference for the Reduction and Limitation of Armaments (1932-1934 : Geneva)
London Naval Conference (1930)
Disarmament.
Navies.
Peace.
World War, 1939-1945.
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations.
United States--Foreign relations.
United States--Armed Forces.

Biographical Note

1881, March 9 Born, Howell, Michigan
1903 Graduated from the Naval Academy
1908 Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1912-1916 Served at the Mare Island Navy Yard and Superintending Constructor for Submarines at the Union Iron Works in San Francisco
1916-1920 Served in the Design Division of the Bureau of Construction and Repair, Department of the Navy
1927 Secretary, Naval War College
1930 Technical advisor, London Naval Conference
1932 Technical advisor, General Disarmament Conference, Geneva
1936 Assisted in exploratory tests on fireproof construction of ships
1936-1937 Superintending Constructor for the Navy at the New York Shipbuilding Corporation
1937-1939 Industrial manager, Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1939-1940 Chief, Bureau of Construction and Repair, Department of the Navy
1940-1942 Assistant Chief, Bureau of Ships
1942 Chief, Bureau of Ships Coordinator of Shipbuilding for the Naval Establishment
1942 Received Legion of Merit Award
1942-1944 Director, Naval Research Laboratory, Anacostia Station
1946 Retired

Series Description

1-3.

CORRESPONDENCE, 1899-1962.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent
3-4.

NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORY, ANACOSTIA STATION (Washington, D.C.), OFFICE FILE, 1942-1944.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and memoranda, arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent
4.

NAVY DEPARTMENT ORDERS AND MEMORANDA, 1909-1945

Scope and Content Note

5-7.

SUBJECT FILE, ca. 1900-1960

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, memoranda, reports, lists, notes, printed matter, etc., arranged alphabetically by subject
7-8.

MISCELLANY, ca. 1900-1960.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, notes, printed matter, memorabilia, and oversize items

Container List

 

CORRESPONDENCE, 1899-1962

Box 1.

Abbott, John S., 1952, 1957-1958

 

Ancrum, W., 1948, 1953, 1956, 1958

 

Anderson, W. S., 1949-1950, 1952-1953, 1955, 1958, 1964

 

Barber, Margaret, 1958

 

Battles, D. R., 1904

 

Belknap, Charles, 1949

 

Brockett, W. A., 1966

 

Burrows, J. C., 1904

 

Cleary, J. F., 1951-1954, 1956-1958, 1960-1961

 

Cooke, Henry D., 1946-1947, 1951-1952, 1955, 1957-1958

 

Court, A. B., 1925-1926

 

Davis, Milton, 1949, 1954

 

Department of the Navy

 

Bureau of Construction and Repair, 1926-1927

 

Bureau of Navigation, 1930, 1932

 

Bureau of Supplies and Accounts, 1952

 

Naval History Division

 

Office of the Chief of Naval Operations

 

Fisher, C. W., 1925-1926

 

Fisher, Joseph O., 1926

 

Fretz, Paul H., Mrs., 1957

 

Friedrick, E., 1953, 1956-1959

 

Giles, Emma, 1949

 

Grant, Richard S., 1946

 

Hayes, John D., 1956

 

Hill, Andrew, Mrs., 1958

 

Hipp, Thomas E., 1946

 

Holmes, Ralston S., 1949-1950, 1952, 1954, 1956-1959

 

Hovgaard, William, 1926

 

Howard, Herbert S., 1926-1927

 

Jalbert, H. H., 1956

 

Jefferis, Jay H., 1926

 

Johnson, Mrs., 1904

 

Joyce, Charles S., 1926-1927

 

Kibbee, Austin, 1947-1948, 1658

 

Kintner

 

Lawrence, Ernest O., 1941

 

Leahy, L. R., 1947-1949, 1957-1958

 

Letter of recommendation, 1904

 

Lofquist, Emanuel A., 1926

 

Loggins, J. E., 1950

 

Loomis, Samuel, 1949, 1953-1954

 

MacDonell, Ella G., 1927

 

McGuigan, J. L., 1925

 

McNair, Frederick V., 1952, 1956, 1958, 1962

 

Metcalf, Louise M., 1949, 1952, 1956, 1958, 1962

 

Milne, MacGilivary, 1951-1956, 1958

 

Musser, Neil B., 1925-1927

 

Naile

 

Naval Academy Athletic Association, 1957-1958

 

Naval Attache at the American Embassy, London, 1932

 

Neill, John W., 1926

 

Parsons, B. F., 1899

 

Perry, Frederick A., 1927

Box 2.

Radford, George S., Mrs., 1950, 1956, 1958

 

Reichmuth, F. L., 1926

 

Robinson, S. M., 1949, 1958

 

Rock, George H., 1926-1927

 

Roosevelt, Franklin D., 1936, 1943

 

Rowan, Steven, 1949, 1952, 1957-1958

 

Sadler, Frank H., 1951-1952, 1958

 

Schlabach, Ross P. and Mrs., 1951, 1957, 1960

 

Seamen's Church Institute of Newport, 1959

 

Shipmate (U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Monthly), 1956-1957

 

Smith, C. E.

 

Smith, Samuel W., 1899, 1903

 

Smyth, C. L., 1926

 

Social Security Agency, 1952

 

Stark, Admiral Harold, 1955

 

State of New Jersey. Executive Department, 1942

 

Taylor, F. H., 1951, 1958

 

U.S. Naval Academy. Preparatory School, 1899-1900

 

U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association, 1944, 1946-1947, 1949, 1951, 1956

 

Van Keuren, James and family, 1899-1900, 1903-1906

 

Veterans Administration, 1946

 

Walder, R., Mrs., 1962

 

Ward, Richard

 

Webb Institute of Naval Architecture, 1946

Box 3.

Willson, J. D., 1927

 

Willson, Jean B., 1946

 

Miscellaneous

 

NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORY, ANACOSTIA STATION (Washington, D.C.), OFFICE FILE, 1942-1944

Box 3.

Akers, Frank, 1944

 

American Foundrymen's Association, 1944

 

American Ice Company, 1943

 

American Magazine, 1943

 

American Mercury, 1943

 

American Red Cross, 1943

 

Ashbrook, A. W., 1943

 

Autograph requests, 1943

 

B.F. Goodrich Company, 1943

 

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, 1944

 

Belknap, Charles, 1943

 

Binaural Sons of the "C", 1942-1944

 

Buckley, O. E., 1943

 

Burnett, H. A., 1943

 

Cargocaire Engineering Corporation, 1944

 

Cellers, M. Q., 1943

 

Chief of Bureau of Personnel, 1944

 

Clark, W. E., 1943

 

Combs, L. B., 1944

 

Commandant, Navy Yard, Mare Island, 1944

 

Crowell-Collier Publishing Company, 1943

 

Cutler, E. O., 1943

 

Department of the Navy. Bureau of Naval Personnel, 1944

 

Department of the Navy. Bureau of Ships, 1943

 

Dooley, John J., 1943

 

Duffield, Eugene S., 1944

 

Edison, Charles, 1943

 

Erthal, John F., 1943

 

Fairbank-Morse and Company, 1944

 

Foley, Paul, 1943-1944

 

Gibbs Gas Engine Company, 1944

 

Gifford, Roy W., 1943

 

Gleason, Hank M., 1943

 

Goulett, W. B., 1944

 

Hammond, Philip H., 1943-1944

 

Hanson, Ralph R., 1943

 

Hay, Marley R., 1943

 

Holmes, Ralston S., 1944

 

Hooper, J. C., 1943

 

Howell Lodge No. 38, Free and Accepted Masons, 1943

 

Hullick, C. V., 1943-1944

 

Internal Revenue Service

 

International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation, 1943

 

Isaacs, Morton, 1943

 

Jacobs, Randall, 1943

 

Kearfott Engineering Company, 1943

 

Leckie and Sherier, 1943

 

Link Belt Company, 1944

 

Little, Arthur D., 1943

 

Marquart, E. J., 1943-1944

 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Alumni

 

Association, 1942-1943

 

Merchant Marine Council, 1944

 

Morgan, Frnak Allen, 1943

 

National Academy of Sciences, 1944

 

National Franklin Committee, 1943

 

National Inventor's Council, 1944

 

Naval Academy Alumni Association, 1943

 

Navy League of the United States, 1943

 

Navy Mutual Aid Association, 1943-1944

 

Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, 1943

 

New York Shipbuilding Corporation, 1943-1944

 

Norge Division, Borg-Warner Corporation, 1943

 

Office of Inspector of Naval Material, 1944

 

Office of War Information. Bureau of Intelligence, 1943

 

Overs, Williams C., 1943

 

Page, Stanley H., 1944

 

Paulding and Mears General Insurance, 1943

 

Procurement Officer, Naval Officer Procurement Program,

 

1943

 

Pullman Company, 1944

 

Radio Material Officer, Navy Yard, Mare Island, 1944

 

Richards, J. K., 1943

 

Rowland, Bertram Marshall, 1944

 

Schwab, Frances, 1943

 

Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation, 1944

 

Sharp, George, 1943

 

Shield, Marc, 1943

 

Shields, Edmund C., 1943

 

Shuttleworth, Samuel, 1943

 

Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 1943-1944

Box 4.

Stark, H. R., 1943

 

Stone, T. H., Mrs., 1944

 

Strauss, Lewis L, 1943

 

Sweeney, John L., 1943

 

Theleen, D. E., 1943-1944

 

Thoman, F. H., 1943

 

Thomson, Pembroke, 1943

 

Todd, David W., 1944

 

Toole, Brice, 1944

 

Turner, Thomas C., Mrs., 1944

 

U.S. Naval Academy Museum, Annapolis, 1943

 

U.S. Naval Dry Docks, Hunter's Point, San Francisco, 1944

 

U.S. Navy Radio and Sound Laboratory, San Diego, 1944

 

United States Rubber Company, 1943-1944

 

Vanderford, H. L., 1943

 

Van Keuren, Catherine, 1943

 

Van Keuren, Charles, 1943

 

Van Keuren, Francis C., 1943

 

Van Keuren, Marie, 1943

 

West, R. K., 1943

 

Wolcott, Robert W., 1943

 

Wood, Britton B., 1943

 

Yacaoubian, Vaughn, 1943

 

Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, 1943

 

Miscellaneous correspondence, memoranda, etc.

Box Box No 4.

NAVY DEPARTMENT ORDERS AND MEMORANDA, 1909-1945

 

SUBJECT FILE, ca. 1900-1960

Box 5.

Address before joint meeting of Howell and Lansing Rotary clubs by Admiral A. H. Van Keuren, October 15, 1930

 

Bell Bulletin Tech (Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C.) 1943 - Vol. II, No. 17 (October)

 

Calling cards

 

Curriculum vitae

 

Geneva General Disarmament Conference, 1932

 

Correspondence

 

List of delegates and number of delegations

 

Invitations

 

Journal - U.S.S. Wisconsin Cruise, April 1903

 

Legion of Merit Award, signed by U.S. Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal

 

London Naval Conference, 1930

 

General

Box 6.

Correspondence and memoranda

 

Invitations to social events

 

Navy Mutual Aid Society

 

The Newport Recruit1926 (Navy Day issue)

 

Philadelphia Navy Yard News, 1936-1937, Vol. 1-2, March-June

 

The Pilot (Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C.) 1945 September

 

Progress reports on Admiral A. H. Van Keuren from U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., 1899-1900

 

Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps, 1 July 1942

 

"The Sloop 'Providence'" by George L. Miner

 

The Stability of Ships and Damage Control (Department of the Navy)

Box 7.

Supplement to confidential bulletin No. 6, Public Works of the Navy: U.S. Naval Dry Docks, September 1911

 

"Tecumseh Annual" 1946

 

U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association

 

"The Writings of Stephen B. Luce" by John D. Hayes (reprint from Military Affairs, Vol. XIX, No. 4, 1955)

 

MISCELLANEOUS, ca. 1900-1960

Box 7.

Clippings

 

Medals

Box 8.

Miscellaneous notes, printed matter, and memorabilia

 

Certificate of membership (50 years), The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

 

Oversize items (at end of collection):(24) certificates, diplomas, marriage license, membership certificates, etc.