Herbert D. Vogel Papers 1928-1964


Herbert D. Vogel Papers 1928-1964

An engineer and brigadier general, Vogel was director of the Tennessee Valley Authority and engineer adviser to the World Bank. Additional material is in the Historical Section of the Army Corps of Engineers in Washington, D.C. Collection includes correspondence, subject file, manuscripts, and published material, primarily about his personal life.

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Tennessee Valley authority

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The TVA was created in 1933 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an act creating a federal agency to develop the Tennessee Valley region, then suffering from soil depletion, flood damage, and economic depression. Fifty years later, over 30 electricity-producing dams controlled the Tennessee and its tributaries, and a navigation channel had been created from Paducah, Ky., to Knoxville, Tenn. In addition TVA had carried out programs to prevent pollution, improve forest and farm management, ...

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Vogel, Herbert Davis 1900-

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Herbert D. Vogel (1900-1984) was an American engineer. Born in Chelsea, Michigan, he studied civil engineering, served with the Army Corps of Engineers for more than thirty years, and became one of the world's foremost experts on hydraulic engineering. Vogel was involved in waterway projects across the United States and abroad, and wrote numerous articles and papers on water and soil conservation, river and harbor engineering, hydraulic models, inland navigation, and other challenge...