Register of the Walter Clay Lowdermilk Papers, 1914-1968

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Register of the Walter Clay Lowdermilk Papers, 1914-1968

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
  • Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
Processed by:
Hoover Institution Archives staff
Encoded by:
James Lake
© 1998 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

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

Access

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.
Agriculture--China.
Agriculture--Japan.
Soil conservation--China.
Soil conservation--Japan.
Water conservation--China.
Water conservation--Japan.
China.
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

Container List

 

CORRESPONDENCE, 1914-1952

Box 1

General

 

SUBJECT FILE, 1920-1968

Box 1

China

 

Agriculture, land-use and farming

Box 2

Agriculture, land-use and farming

 

Forestry

Box 3

Forestry

Box 4-8

Water erosion, soil and water conservation, rivers and flood control

Box 9

Water erosion, soil and water conservation, rivers and flood control

 

Japan

 

Erosion, land-use, soil and water conservation, rivers, and flood control

Box 10

Erosion, land-use, soil and water conservation, rivers, and flood control

Box 11

Erosion, land-use, soil and water conservation, rivers, and flood control

 

Forestry

 

Pacific area land use

 

WRITINGS, 1942-1968

Box 11

"China Survey, 1942-43," typewritten manuscripts

 

"The Science or Mechanism of Peace," 1968

 

"A Past and Future Perspective of the Chino-Japanese Conflict"

 

"A Study of Paricutin Volcano, Mexico," 1950

Box 12

"Survey of Land-Use in Europe and the Near East, 1938-39," studies by W. C. Lowdermilk

Box 13

"Survey of Land-Use in Europe and the Near East, 1938-1939," studies by W. C. Lowdermilk

 

22 works based on 2 volumes of W. C. Lowdermilk's memoirs

 

Miscellaneous works

Box 14

Miscellaneous works

 

MEMORABILIA

Box 14

General