Lane E. Holdcroft collection on agricultural development work Edit


MSS 527 large
Finding Aid Author
Joe Lauer, Leslie M. Behm, and Rachel Alexander.
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard


  • 1972 – 1981 (Creation)


  • .3 Linear Feet (Whole)
    1 box

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  • Conditions Governing Access

    The material is stored offsite in Remote Storage. Please contact Special Collections 3 working days in advance if you wish to use it.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

  • Preferred Citation

    Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, Lane E. Holdcroft collection on agricultural development work, MSS 527, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift from the Family of Lane E. Holdcroft in 2005.

  • Processing Information

    The collection was processed by Joe Lauer, Leslie M. Behm, and Rachel Alexander.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Lane Ellis Holdcroft was born in Sioux City, Iowa, September 4, 1933. He died in Washington State on July 27, 2004. He worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development (1959-1984), serving overseas in Korea, Ethiopia and the Philippines. While in Washington, D.C., he headed the USAID's Africa Bureau's Agricultural and Rural Development Division; and then its Technical Resources Office. During a year's sabbatical at Michigan State University, 1975-1976, he did graduate work in agricultural economics and was visiting scholar with the African Studies Center.

  • Scope and Contents

    Papers, correspondence, and photos relating to Lane Holdcroft's development work in Africa and elsewhere; 1972-1995. These papers were donated along with dozens of books and documents that were added to the Main collection.

  • Arrangement

    The materials are arranged by correspondence and by publications.