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Soil and Water Conservation Society records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0279

Scope and Content

This collection (1931-1982, undated) contains speeches, articles, and notes of administrators and other soil conservation researchers, and photographs. The photographs depict key officers in the Soil and Water Conservation Society, awards ceremonies, visits to foreign countries, and other memorable Society events. The majority of the collection is in bound volumes.

Dates

  • 1931-1982, undated

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives

Biography/Profile

Founded in 1943, the Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) is a nonprofit scientific and educational society involved in the conservation and preservation of soil, water, and related natural resources on working land (land used for agricultural purposes). The society works "to discover, develop, implement, and constantly improve ways to use land that sustains its productive capacity and enhances the environment at the same time" (for more on the society's mission, see its website: http://www.swcs.org). Members of the society are instrumental in research and development of legislation passed concerning soil and water conservation. SWCS is based in Ankeny, Iowa.

Extent

5.2 Linear Feet (1 records center carton and 23 bound volumes)

Abstract

The Soil and Water Conservation Society is involved in the conservation and preservation of soil, water, and wildlife environments. This collection contains bound speeches, articles, notes of administrators and other soil conservation researchers, and photographs. Photographs are of key officers in the Soil and Water Conservation Society, awards ceremonies, visits to foreign countries, and other events. Walter Lowdermilk's memoir Soil, Forest, and Water Conservation - China, Israel, Africa, United States is also included in this collection.

Items in related collections

MS-0164. Hugh Hammond Bennett papers, 1808-1964, undated MS-0264. Iowa Soil Conservation Districts records, 1940-1988, undated MS-0106. Little Sioux Watershed records, 1943-1992, undated MS-0460. National Association of Conservation Districts records, 1924-2002 MS-0198. United States Soil Conservation Service Oral History collection, 1981 MS-0179. United States. Soil Conservation Service photograph collection, 1917-1949, undated MS-0497. Iowa State Soil Conservation Committee newspaper scrapbooks, 1941-1948 MS-0558. Wallis R. Tonsfeldt papers, 1936-1984, undated MS-0180. United States Soil Conservation Service Hydrologic Laboratory (Spartanburg, South Carolina) Nursery and Research album, 1937-2001

Related collection materials

Walter Lowdermilk's memoir, Soil, Forest, and Water Conservation - China, Israel, Africa, United States, was removed from the collection and added to the Special Collections' rare book collection. The book can be found by searching the library's search system.

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

Title
MS-0279. Soil and Water Conservation Society records, 1931-1982, undated
Date
December 12, 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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