Manuscript Collections - J. Kenneth Ableiter Papers

2022

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J. KENNETH ABLEITER PAPERS, 1935-1979
10 linear inches (2 LGA-S boxes)
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library

 

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE
J. Kenneth Ableiter was born on December 8, 1899, in Fennimore, Wisconsin. He studied soil at the University of Wisconsin and worked for the Department of Agriculture as a soil scientist. Ableiter died on December 9, 1989. 

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
The collection contains: an autobiography, articles, travel diaries, and retirement letters. It primarily documents Kenneth Ableiter’s professional career. Arranged alphabetically by type of material.

Processor: Julie Zimmerman, June 2011

FOLDER LIST

Box Contents

1

Autobiography (4 vols.)

The Wisconsin, North Dakota and Virginia Years, 1926-1942
The Maryland and Illinois Years, 1942-1965
The Maryland, Oregon and Retirement Years, 1965-1972

2

The Retirement Years, 1973-1979

Employment Files, 1935-1964 
Photographs, undated (copies) 
Professional Writings on Soil, 1947-1950 and undated
Publications – Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 1951 (1 vol)
Publications – Proceedings of National Technical Work-Planning Conference of the Cooperative Soil Survey, 1969 (1 vol)
Retirement Letters to Ableiter, 1970 (bound) 
Travel Diaries, 1970-1972 (2 vol)