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Date: October 10, 2017
Contact: Anne Strong
Telephone: (301) 279-9697

History Associates Contracted to Support the US Army Corps of Engineers Office of History

Multi-Year, $2 Million IDIQ Contract will assist USACE in preserving and disseminate its history and heritage

The U.S Army Corps of Engineers Office of History (CEHO) has contracted with History Associates to provide a wide range of historical services — from research and writing, to exhibit and website development, to archives and collections management. The $2 million multi-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract includes a base year and two option years.

History Associates has already been awarded the first task under this contract to arrange, conserve, and describe a variety of archival collections housed in CEHO’s Research Collection, which is the most comprehensive archive of Army Engineer material in the United States. These research materials are used by CEHO historians and curators, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) personnel, and external researchers to document the history of the USACE and understand its role in support of the Army and the evolution of the United States.

“The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers can trace its legacy back to the American Revolution,” noted Brian Martin, president of History Associates. “Throughout its existence the Corps has made crucial contributions to the nation’s security and economy, and History Associates is honored to assist the Office of History in documenting and communicating the lessons of this illustrious past.”

Future historical projects may include researching and writing narrative histories related to the USACE, developing printed and online publications and exhibits, organizing and digitizing historical materials, providing curatorial support for artifact collections, and conducting oral histories.

CEHO is responsible for collecting, preserving, interpreting, and disseminating the history of the Corps of Engineers. The small office staff supports activities throughout USACE’s headquarters, divisions, districts, centers and labs; as well as historical functions at the U.S. Army Engineer School and the Center for Military History. To successfully carry out its mission, CEHO sought professional partners with the experience and ability to work with a geographically dispersed organization to deliver services that reach internal and external audiences.

The award of this contract resulted from a competitive bidding process that included rigorous scrutiny of the proposals by the Office of History. History Associates was one of three vendors awarded the contract.

About History Associates

For over thirty-five years the historians and archivists at History Associates have demonstrated that history is valuable in the market as well as the marketplace of ideas. They provide professional histories, historical researchexhibit content, interpretive planning, archival services, records management, and collections management to clients throughout the United States and around the world. History Associates strives to be The Best Company in History®, serving corporate, government, legal, and nonprofit clients from its headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. For more information, call (301) 279-9697 or visit

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