National Archives at Kansas City

Press Release: March 5, 2013

National Archives at Kansas City

James Rudy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Discuss The Engineered Missouri River System at the National Archives

For More Information Contact:
Kimberlee Ried, 816-268-8072

Kansas City, (MO)… On Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m. the National Archives will host James Rudy, Area Engineer from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Missouri River Area Office, for a discussion of The Engineered Missouri River System. An informal reception will precede the lecture at 6:00 p.m.

Mr. Rudy will lead a discussion of the Missouri River before and after construction of its public works, how public improvement projects have impacted river navigation and the region, and how the Missouri River Basin structure has shaped the river today. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is charged with maintaining support of the nationís navigational waters with emphasis on the Missouri River. Included in the presentation will be images of the Corpsí work on improving navigation over the past 150 years.

To make a reservation for this free event call 816-268-8010 or email kansascity.educate@nara.gov .

About the speaker

James Rudy is an Area Engineer at the Missouri River Area Office, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Mr. Rudy is an engineering graduate from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and has worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for more than 20 years. During his tenure with the Corps he has worked in the Design, Construction and Operations Divisions on military and civil works projects. His office manages the Missouri River Bank Stabilization and Navigation Project from St. Louis, Missouri to Rulo, Nebraska. The Area Office consists of three offices located at Gasconade, Glasgow, and Napoleon, Missouri.

The National Archives at Kansas City is one of 13 facilities nationwide where the public has access to Federal archival records. It is home to more than 50,000 cubic feet of historical records dating from the 1820s to the 1990s created or received by nearly 100 Federal agencies. Serving the Central Plains Region, the archives holds records from the states of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The facility is located at 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108. It is open to the public Tuesday - Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for research, with the exhibits open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 816-268-8000 or visit us online.

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