The Division prepares historical reports and bibliographies which document the activities of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and maintains a research collection related to engineering history and biography. There is a data base, detailed finding aids, machine searchable by individual name. Cf. Frank N. Schubert, Vanguard of Expansion: Army Engineers in the Trans-Mississippi West, 1819-1879 (USGPO, n.d.).
WHEELER SURVEY NOTEBOOKS, 27 vols., ca. 1875.
Contains three lists of organization and equipment including barometers for hypsometry.
CIVIL WORKS FILES: DISASTERS, 31 Boxes, 1843
Contains news clippings, correspondence, and reports of floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, civil disturbances, toxic spills, etc. as they affected Corps operations and projects. Of note are the following: Leland R. Johnson, "Emergency Response: A History of the Army Engineer Disaster Relief Mission, 1794-1950," (1978); De Witt Smith (ed.), Disasters and Disaster Relief (1957); and "The Corps of Engineers in Disaster Relief and Recovery," a bibliography by the Historical Division (1977).