This fund was established in 1973 by Captain Miles P. DuVal, Jr., USN (Ret.). Miles graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1918. He received a Masters in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in 1937. The fund's original purpose was to purchase materials on the Panama Canal or on naval history; before his death in 1989, the Captain broadened the focus of the endowment to include American History. The Library's Booth Family Center for Special Collections also contains his papers.
"DuVal Collection," Library Associates Newsletter, April 1984
"Book Endowment Funds," Library Associates Newsletter, December 1983
"Captain Miles DuVal Endowed Book Collection," Library Associates Newsletter, December 1982
"DuVal Endowment," Library Associates Newsletter, April 1979