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Lane E. Holdcroft collection on agricultural development work

Identifier: MSS 527 large
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.


  • 1972 - 1981

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.


.3 Linear Feet (1 box)

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.


The materials are arranged by correspondence and by publications.

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.


Finding aid for Lane E. Holdcroft collection on agricultural development work
Joe Lauer, Leslie M. Behm, and Rachel Alexander.
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Repository Details

Part of the Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections Repository

MSU Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing MI 48824 USA