United States Army Corp of Engineers photographs, ca. 1884-1967
- United States Army Corp of Engineers photographs, ca. 1884-1967
- United States Army Corp of Engineers
- ca. 39,000 items
- University of Louisville
- Scope and Content
- Established in 1886, the Louisville District of the Corps of Engineers is charged with supporting the armed forces for national defense and managing water resources in parts of Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. The photographs document the activities of the Corps, including the Mississippi River flood of 1913, navigation and flood control improvements on the Kentucky, Licking, Miami, Little Miami, Ohio, White, Wabash, and other rivers, floods, construction of a World War II prisoner of war camp in southern Indiana, and construction of Standiford Field airport in Louisville during World War II. The Photographic Archives preserves all the Corps negatives and a number of prints. A full set of prints also is at the Louisville Corps offices.