Harold D. Loden papers

Harold D. Loden papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Loden, Harold D.
Title: Harold D. Loden papers
Dates: 1963-2002
Quantity: 1.75 Linear feet 3 document boxes, 1 half box
Coll. Number: ms3101

Biographical/Historical Note

Dr. Harold D. Loden (1918-2001) was born in Colbert, Georgia to parents Dr. & Mrs. G. L. Loden. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1938 with a B.S. in agronomy. The following year, he earned a M.S. in agronomy and plant breeding, also from the University of Georgia. Loden married Celestia Marguerite Foster in 1939, whom he had met as a graduate student in Athens, Georgia. He enlisted in the United States Army Air Corp in 1942 and served as an aerial photographer. After the war, he was transferred to South Korea, where he served as Director of Agricultural Experiment Stations. In 1949, Loden earned his Ph.D. in genetics from Texas A&M and the following year was hired as an Associate Professor at the University of Georgia and served as the first director of College Experiment Stations. He returned to Texas in 1951 and became a cotton breeder with Anderson, Clayton & Company. Loden served as a general manager for the company in Texas and Iowa before retiring in 1973 to become the Executive Vice President of the American Seed Trade Association. After vacating his position with the association in 1983, Loden returned to Athens and organized HDL Inc., a seed industry consulting firm. In 1986, he became only the second American to be named an honorary lifetime member of the International Seed Trade Federation.

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains correspondence dealing with applications for errors and omissions insurance for various seed associations, including coverage applications and statements, credit notes, and seed standards and rules. also included are speeches he delivered at conventions and annual meetings around the country, and papers focused on topics associated with the seed industry, including seed development, agricultural production, plant breeding, patents, and seed legalities. The publications include magazines, pamphlets, clippings, and press releases.

Index Terms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Loden, Harold D. -- Correspondence
Seed industry and trade.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Harold D. Loden papers, ms3101, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Correspondence

11Ag Biotech, 1998-2000
2Anderson Clayton Corp., 1985-1999
3Arizona Crop Improvement Association, 1995-1997
4Athens Seed Company, 1990-1999
5California Crop Improvement Association, 1995-1999
6Greenheart Farms, 2000
7H. J. Heinz, 1999-2000
8Indiana Crop Improvement Association, 1997
9Michigan Crop Improvement Association, 1997-1998
10Mid-West Seed Service, Inc., 1998-1999
11Minnesota Crop Improvement Association, 1995-2000
12Missouri Seed Improvement Association, 1995-1997
13Mobley Plant Company, 1998
21Moews Seed Company, 1989-1997
2Phytogen, 1999
3SECAN Association, 1990-1999
4Stratton Seed Company, 1999
5Washington State Crop Improvement Association, 1994-1997
6Whittington Wholesale Company, 1990-1997
7WILCO, 1999
8Williams Warehouse Company, 1989-1998

2. Publications by Loden


3. Publications about Loden

42Clippings/Press Releases, 1968-2001
3Magazines, 1954-1991
4Pamphlets, 1967-1988