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Soil conservation--United States

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Clay C. Barnett papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0024
Scope and Content This collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other papers relating mainly to the National Plowing Match and Field Day (1946-1950), pasture improvement and conservation projects, and corn and soybean test yields. Other materials relate to Bennett's career with the Soil Conservation Service (SCS): a curriculum for a SCS Regional Training Center; SCS district work plans; resources conservation programs; field diaries through the...
Dates: 1937-1961, undated

Ernest E. Behn papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 21/7/13
Abstract Conservationist and farmer from Boone County, Iowa. Ernest E. Behn was born on an Iowa farm and received a B.S. (1940) from Iowa State College (University). After serving in the military, he worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service in Boone County, Iowa. In 1965 he was named conservationist of the year by the National Wildlife Federation and the Sears-Roebuck Foundation. In 1975 he was named no-till farmer of the year by No-Till Farmer...
Dates: 1975-1982, undated

Hugh Hammond Bennett papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0164
Scope and Content The collection (1808-1960, undated) contains Hugh Bennett's articles, speeches, manuscripts, correspondence, field diaries, conference materials, writings about Hugh Bennett, and publications by others on conservation. The bulk of the collection contains written materials by Bennett relating to soil conservation produced during his career working under the United States government. The records from the Soil Conservation Service include reports, photographs, newspaper clippings,...
Dates: 1808-1964, undated

Soil and Water Conservation Society records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0279
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...
Dates: 1931-1982, undated

United States Soil Conservation Service Oral History collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0198
Scope and Content This collection consists of bound transcripts of interviews conducted in 1981 by the Soil Conservation Service, and photographs. Each interview is preceded by a biography of the interviewee. The biographical descriptions below are condensed from these. Some photographs of interviewees are also included. Wayne W. Austin’s career with the Soil Conservation Service began in 1935. He worked in Colorado, Nebraska, Washington, D.C., and California until his retirement in...
Dates: 1981

United States. Soil Conservation Service photograph collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0179
Abstract The United States Soil Conservation Service was established as an agency under the United States Department of Agriculture on April 27, 1935. The agency conducted surveys of the land, developed conservation practices, and devised flood control plans. Congress renamed the Soil Conservation Service the Natural Resources Conservation Service in 1994. The agency continues to provide technical assistance to farmers and other landowners. The collection contains photographs and educational artwork...
Dates: 1917-1949, undated

Walter R. Hagen papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: RS 21/7/47
Scope and Content

This collection documents Hagen’s achievements in conservation and public speaking on conservation. Materials include photocopies of newspaper clippings, soil conservation literature, conservation planning materials, and a selection of Hagen's correspondence and speeches.

Dates: 1942-1978