United States Army Corp of Engineers photographs, ca. 1884-1967

Descriptive Summary

Title
United States Army Corp of Engineers photographs, ca. 1884-1967
Creator
United States Army Corp of Engineers
Extent
ca. 39,000 items
Subjects
Photography
Transportation
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Louisville

Collection Overview

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.