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Register of the Walter Clay Lowdermilk Papers, 1914-1968
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biographical Note

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Walter Clay Lowdermilk Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1914-1968
    Collection number: 70049
    Creator: Lowdermilk, Walter Clay, 1888-1974
    Collection Size: 14 manuscript boxes, 3 envelopes (6 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Correspondence, writings, printed matter, and photographs, relating to land use and soil and water conservation, primarily in China and Japan.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Walter Clay Lowdermilk papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Access Points

    United States. Soil Conservation Service.
    Soil conservation--China.
    Soil conservation--Japan.
    Water conservation--China.
    Water conservation--Japan.
    United States--Foreign relations.

    Biographical Note

    1888, July 1 Born, Liberty, North Carolina
    1914 B.A., School of Geology, Oxford University
    1914-1915 Served with the Commission for Relief in Belgium
    1917-1919 Military service -Timber acquisition officer
    1919-1922 Research officer in Region One of the United States Forest Service
    1922 Master's Degree, Oxford University
    1922-1927 Made five agricultural expeditions into Northwestern China
    1933 Associate Chief of the Soil Conservation Service of the United States Department of Agriculture
    1937 Chief of Research
    1939-1947 Assistant Chief of the Soil Conservation Service
    1944 Author, Palestine, Land of Promise
    1974 Died