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Joel Giddens papers

Joel Giddens papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Joel Giddens papers
Creator: Giddens, Joel
Inclusive Dates: 1906-1995
Bulk Dates: 1930-1985
Language: English
Extent: 15.5 Linear Feet (16 boxes)
Collection Number: UA0147
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

Joel Giddens received his Bachelor and Master's degree from UGA in Chemistry and Microbiology. During World War II he worked on a three year project to stabilize smokeless gunpowder. After the war Giddens returned to teach at UGA where he worked from 1946 until his retirement in 1985. In 1950, Giddens took a year off from his joint appointment in the College of Agriculture's Department of Agronomy and the College of Arts and Science's Department of Microbiology to complete his PhD at Rutgers University. During his retirement years, Giddens was a well-respected community volunteer who helped with such activities as the Meals on Wheels and Habitat for Humanity programs.

Scope and Content

This collection has materials from 1906 to 1995 with most dating from the 1930s through the mid-1980s. Documents found in the collection include Gidden's scholarly writings, information about his work with gunpowder during World War II and some of his professional correspondence. There are teaching and lecture materials created during the years 1946-1985 when he was an UGA professor. Gidden's collection also has an extensive reading file consisting of articles and notes that date from 1906 to 1995. In addition, there are plaques and certificates awarded to him during the 1950s, 1970s and 1980s.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into four series: writings, teaching/lectures, reading files and plaques/certificates.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Joel Giddens papers, UA0147, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

RG 2-9, RG 2-10


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Chemistry -- Research -- United States.
Fertilizer industry -- Georgia.
Natural resources conservation areas -- Georgia.
Research notes.
Soil conservation -- Southern States.
Universities and colleges -- Faculty.
University of Georgia. College of Agriculture
University of Georgia. Department of Agronomy
University of Georgia. Department of Microbiology
Watershed management -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Writings

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11-3Publications of Joel Giddons , 1948-1980s
14Articles Written by Joel Giddon and Pictures from 2 Sources, 1970s-1991
15Notes Chemistry of Powder and Explosives , 1943
16-7Prof. Collins (Correspondence), 1944-1954
18Giddon-Personal (Correspondence and Department Information), 1946-1987
19Dr. Bear (Correspondence) New Jersey, 1947-1957
 

2. Teaching/lectures

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110Agronomy 458-658 Conservation
111Soil Formation Classification
112Material on Soil Microbiology
113Correspondence and Department Information, 1973-1987
114Graduate Exams Written (Soil Microbiology), 1970s-1980s
115History of the College of Agriculture, 1970s-1980s
116Agronomy 462-662 (Waste and the Soil), 1980s
117Soil Biology Course, 1976-1977
118Soil Microbiology Introduction
119N cycle/ M Fixation , 1980s
120Mineral Cycles Including Sulfur, 1974
121Metabolism-Cycle
122Pesticides - (Seminar Talk), 1965
123Laboratory Exercises in Soil Microbiology , 1980
 

3. Reading files

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21A, 1976-1995
23Acid Soils, 1975
24Alfatoxin, 1966, 1973
25Aging, 1971-1982
26Agricultural Economics, 1980s
27Air Pollution , 1963-1974
28Algae, 1944-1976
29Alfalfa, 1925-1981
210Aluminum , 1923-1984
211Amino Acids, 1952-1970
212Anhydrous ammonia, 1942-1962
213Antrax, 1959-1971
214Antibiotics and Antagonists, 1946-1996
215Arsenic, 1940-1979
216Art, 1938, 1951
217Atmosphere, 1971-1986
218ATP - for determining Biomass , 1970s
219B, 1927-1997
220Brain , 1971-1983
221Bacteria and Bacteriophage, 1953-1991
222Bacterization, 1959-1963
223Biology General and Biotechnology, 1959-1981
224Birth Control
225Boron, 1938-1964
226Botany, 1949-1969
227Burning Pasture/Forest, 1952-1990
228C, 1950-1990
230Calcium, 1941-1971
231Cancer, Tumber, Carcinogens, 1966-1987
232Carbohydrates, 1932-1968
233Carbon Dating, 1962-1973
234Carbon Dioxide in atmosphere/soil, etc., 1932-1992
235CO2 Fixation CO2 in Soils, 1943, 1971
236Cation Exchange, 1930-1950
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31Cation Exchange Capacity Determination, 1931-1952
32Cells and Cell Structure, 1961-1980
33Cellulose General , 1939-1974
34Cellulose Nitrate, 1938-1945
35Chelatism, 1955-1964
36General Chemistry, 1949-1991
37Chlorides and Chlorination, 1946-1978
38Chlorophyll, 1944-1971
39Chromatography, 1948-1969
310Citrus, 1950
311Chromatography, gas, 1966-1978
312Clays, 1935-1961
313Climate, 1933-1991
314Coal, 1982
315Clover, 1939-1947
316Cobalt , 1940-1961
317Coffee, 1957-1970
318Cold Injury/Cold Resistance, 1964-1970
319Composts, 1952-1974
320Computers, 1973-1983
321Copper, 1934-1955
322Consercation, 1968-1977
323Consulting, Ag, 1983
324Cotton, 1917-1977
325Corn and Corn Fertilizers, 1950-1978
326Creationism, 1982
327Crop Terminology, etc., 1960s
328Cropping-Double Cropping/Interplanting, 1975-1984
329Effect of Cultivation/Plowing, 1936-1970
330Cycles Carbon/Mineral, etc., 1970-1983
331D, 1986
332Desertification, 1963-1982
333Deficiency Symptoms, 1934-1965
334Dioxins, 1983
335Diseases (plant) and Nutrient, etc. interaction, 1958-1979
336Diseases, 1960-1977
337Drainage, 1962
338DRIS, 1982
339E, 1974-1995
340Earthworms, 1944-1972
341Ecology, 1942-1984
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41Electrons/Microscopes etc., 1971-1981
42Elements Origin, 1956-1964
43-5Energy, 1974-1982
46Environment, 1972-1989
47Enzymes, 1975
48Erosion, 1930-1963
49Eutrophication, 1970
410Evolution, 1960s
411F, 1930-1988
412Feeds , 1965-1967
413Fertilizers, 1954-1983
414Fertilizer Application, Placement and Use, 1938-1973
415Fertilizer Effects/Acidity and Moisture Use, 1970s
416Fertilizer-Foliar Application, 1953-1981
417Fertilizer law, 1959-1960
418Fertilizer-Liquid, 1965-1975
419Fertilizer and Pollution, 1969-1972
420Fertilizer Recommendations and general, 1910-1975
421Fertlizer Recommendations and general, 1910-1975
422First Baptist Church, 1974-1976
423Fish and Fish Bait/Worms, 1969-1976
424Fluoride, 1945-1976
425Flowers and Bulbs, 1947-1975
426Fertilizer-Slow Release, 1962-1963
427Foliar Analysis for diagnosis, 1938-1970
428Food and Soils-World Food Congress, 1949-1986
429Food and Soils World Food Congress, 1949-1986
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51Foods and Food Additives, 1944-1984
52Forages and feed, 1931-1982
53Forest Fertilization/Forest Management, 1944-1968
54Forest Soils, 1937-1959
55Fruit, 1915-1969
56Fumigation, soil, 1922-1972
56G, 1964-1985
57Garden/Gardening, 1970-1991
58Gas Analysis Including Chromatography, 1942-1959
59Genetics and Genetic Engineering, 1947-1983
510Geology-Morphology, 1946-1968
511Georgia, Counties History, 1950s
512Germination
513Gnotobiotic, 1973, 1983
514Gibberellic Acid, 1950s
515Grass, 1914-1975
516Greenhouses, 1937-1977
517Growth Regulators, 1949-1978
518Herbicides, 1960-1983
519Histories, 1940s-1950s
520History, Ag, 1949-1991
521History, Ag, 1949-1991
522Hormones, Plant, 1941-1975
523Horticulture, 1974-1977
524Humus and Humic Acid, 1930-1968
525Hybro-Tite/Ground Granite, 1954-1957
526I, 1950-1982
527Ideas, 1976
528Inoculants, 1937-1978
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61Insects , 1914-1983
62Insects, 1914-1983
63Iodine, 1930s
64Ion-Exchange, 1940s
65Iron, 1940s-1982
66Irrigation, 1950s-1980s
67Kudzu, 1928-1940s
68L, 1970-1995
69Landfill/Sanitary/Septic tanks, 1961-1978
610Land, 1950s-1970s
611Land Appraisal, 1945-1965
612Lawns, 1960s-1970s
613Leaching, 1915-1968
614Lead, 1941-1972
615Legume and Inoculation, 1918-1960
616Life, Origin of, 1954-1977
617Light and Plant Growth, 1963-1965
618Lignin and Humus, 1936-1976
619Liming, 1912-1982
620M, 1941-1986
621Magic-Heading Waters, 1940
622Magnesium, 1942-1980
623Magnese in Boils and Plants, 1928-1970s
624Manures adnd Green Manures, 1912-1984
626Manures and Green Manures, 1912-1984
627Mapping, Soil/Remote Sensing Infrared Photos, 1970s
628Marshes, 1963, 1975
629Mass Spectrometry, 1953-1964
630Mental Illness, 1962
631Mercury, 1970s
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71Metric Systems, 1970s
72Microbial Ecology
73Microbiology, 1941-1995
74Microbiology
75Micronutrients (Trace elements), 1960-1970s
76Millipore Filters, 1961-1962
77Mineral Composition of Plants as Influenced by Soil, 1938-1971
78Minerals-Raw Materials, 1979
79Minerals - Soils, 1936-1971
710Minor Elements, 1941-1970
711Moisture, soil/other moisture, 1917-1983
712Molybdenum Studies, 1948-1978
713Molybdenum Studies, 1948-1978
714Mulches, 1945-1975
715Mycorrhiza, 1954-1985
716Mycorrhiza, 1954-1985
717Mycorrhiza, 1954-1985
718N, 1965-1996
719N15, 1956-1982
720N Fixation Legume Inoculations, 1916-1982
721N Fixation-Legume Inoculation, 1916-1982
722N Fixation Legume Inoculation, 1916-1982
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81Nematodes, 1953-1980
82Nitrates and Nitrate toxicity, 1957-1971
83Nitrification/Denitrification Inhibitros, 1914-1982
84Nitrification/Denitrification Inhibitors
85Nitrocellulose, Paper on , 1949
86Nitrogen, 1917-170
87Nitrogen, 1917-1970
88Nitrogen, 1917-1970
89Nitrogen Fixation-Blue Green Algae and Other nonsymbiotic, 1910-1983
810Nitrogen Fixation-Blue Green Algae and Other nonsymbiotic, 1910-1983
811Nitrogen Fixation-Blue Green Algae and Other nonsymbiotic, 1910-1983
812Nitrogen Fixation-Blue Green Algae and Other nonsymbiotic, 1910-1983
813Nitrogen Fixation - Legumes and Other Symbiotic ()
814Nitrogen Fixation - Legumes and Other Symbiotic
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91Nitrogen Fixation - Legumes and Other Symbiotic
92Nitrogen Fixation - Legumes and Other Symbiotic
93Nitrogen in Flooded Soils, 1971-1977
94Nitroen Methods of Analysis/Toxicology, 1931-1975
95Nuclear Arms and Warfare, 1981-1982
96Nutrient Uptake/Removal/Cycling, 1918-1982
97Nutrition - Animal and Man, 1968-1990
98Nutrition - Effect of Soils and Fertilizer on Plant Compoisition, 1941-1974
99Nutrition - Plant Health, 1939-1981
910Nutrition and Soil/Health, 1914-1971
911Nutrition and Soil/Health, 1914-1971
912Nutrition and Soil/Health
913O, 1976
914Oceans|Seas, 1960s-1970s
915Oil Decomposition , 1974-1981
916Oil-Petroleum Product, 1974-1982
917Ornamental Shrubs, 1960-1961
918Organic Gardening, 1972-1981
919Oxygen Electrode/Oxygen general, 1944-1969
920P, 1944-1991
921Pastures, 1920-1966
922Peach Decline Literature, 1954-1983
923Peach Decline Literature, 1954-1983
924Peat and Muck, 1934-1977
925Peanuts, 1908-1974
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101Pecans, 1915-1983
102Periodic Charts, 1961-1986
103Pesticides, 1943-1984
104Pesticides, 1943-1984
105Pesticides, 1943-1984
106Pesticides, 1943-1984
107Pesticides-Certification of Applicators, 1981-1991
107Pesticides-Certification of Applicators
108(pH) Hydrogen ion, 1913-1954
109ph (Acidity) Determination, 1934-1974
1010Phosphates/Agriculture, 1912-1971
1011Phosphates/Agriculture, 1912-1971
1012Phosphates/Agriculture, 1912-1971
1013Phosphates/Agriculture, 1912-1971
1014Phosphorous in Soils and Plants, 1915-1980
1015Phosphorous in Soils and Plants, 1915-1980
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111Phosphorous in Soils and Plants, 1915-1980
112Photography and photographs, 1950-1989
113Photoperiodism
114Photosynthesis, 1955-1979
115Phytoalexins, 1963-1983
116Phytoxicity, 1915-1982
117Phytoxicity, 1915-1982
118Plant Analysis, 1930s-1982
119Plant Analysis, 1930s-1982
1110Plant Analysis, 1930s-1982
1111Plant Analysis, 1930s-1982
1112Plant Biochemistry, 1941
1113Plant Diseases, 1967, 1974
1114Plant Hormones, 1952-1976
1115Plant Physiology, 1954-1970
1116Plastics and Synthetic Fibers, 1957-1971
1117Poetry, 1960s
1118Poisonous Plants, 1932-1985
1119Ponds, 1956-1978
1120Population/Population Control, 1956-1984
1121Potatoes, 1934-1980s
1122Proteins, Amino Acids, 1940-1974
1123Probe, Electron Microanalysis, 1972, 1976
1124R, 1949-1991
1125Radioactivity, Radioisotopes and Radiation, 1915-1980
1126Religion, 1960-1986
1127Rhizosphere, 1963-1984
1128Rhizosphere, 1983-1984
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121Rhizoshpere Microorganisms, etc., 1921-1979
122Rhizosphere Microorganisms etc., 1921-1979
123Rice, 1956-1975
124Rotations, Crops, 1908-1976
125Rotation/Morrow Plots, 1968
126S, 1946-1986
127Saline and Alkali Soils, 1919-1962
128Salts and Salinity, 1915-1980
129Sediments, Sedimentation, 1970-1971
1210Seeds and Seed Treatment, 1919-1983
1211Selenium, 1935-1972
1212Sewage - Composted, etc., 1932-1981
1213Silage Corps, 1915-1962
1214Sodium, 1905-1953
1215Soil Activators
1217Soil Activators
1218Soil Aggregation and Conditions, 1927-1981
1219Soil Analysis, 1924-1975
1220Soil Analysis Mechanical, 1936-1951
1221Soils-Anaerobic (Flooded), 1965-1975
1222Soil Chemistry, 1940s-1958
1223Soil Classification and Genesis, 1916-1983
1224Soil Colloids, 1931
1225Soil Erosion, 1936-1984
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131Soil Microbiology, 1911-1976
132Soil Microbiology, 1911-1976
133Soil Microbiology, 1911-1976
134Soil Microbiology, 1911-1976
135Soil Microbiology, 1911-1976
136Soil Organic Matter and Related, 1911-1976
137Soil Organic Matter and Related, 1911-1976
138Soil Organic Matter and Related, 1911-1976
139Soil Organic Matter and Related, 1911-1976
1310Soil Organic Matter and Related, 1911-1976
1311Soil Testing, 1933-1983
1312Soil Testing, 1933-1983
1313Soils-Engineering/Physics, 1949-1979
1314Solution Culture, 1939-1982
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141Soybeans, 1917-1983
142Speeches, Outstanding, 1938-1940s
143Spoin-Mining
144Sugar Cane, 1954-1963
145Sulfur, 1958-1985
146Sulfur, 1958-1985
147T, 1965-1995
148Tannins, 1963-1966
149Tillage-Including Mulch and Tillage, 1950-1982
1410Terraced land, 1939
1411Tobacco, 1924-1964
1412Trace Elements, 1945-1971
1413Tropical Agriculture, 1953-1987
1414Turfgrass, 1966-1990
1415Turfgrass, 1966-1990
1416Turfgrass, 1966-1990
1417Turfgrass management
1418Unusual Letters and Articles, 1950s-1970s
1419V, 1974, 1983
1420Viruses, 1961-1979
1421Vitamins, 1931-1992
1422W, 1966-1991
1423Waste, Animal and Other Wastes, 1967-1976
1424Waste, Animal and Other Wastes, 1967-1976
1425Waste, Animal and Other Wastes, 1967-1976
1426Waste, Animal and Other Wastes, 1967-1976
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151Waste, Disposal, Soils, etc. , 1968-1972
152Waste Disposal/Use of Waste/Gas Production, 1968-1986
153Waste Disposal/Use of Waste/Gas Production, 1968-1986
154Waste and Water Quality, 1956-1983
155Waste and Water Quality, 1956-1983
156Waste and Water Quality, 1956-1983
157Watersheds, 1957-1972
158Weeds, 1906-1984
159Weeds, 1906-1984
1510Weeds, 1906-1984
1511Weeds, 1906-1984
1512Winter Cover Crops and Grazing, 1947-1963
1513Wood, 1950
1514Wood Residue Project, 1953-1975
1515XYZ, 1984
1516Zinc, 1940-1970
 

4. Plaques/certificates

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161The Society of the Sigma X Certificate, 1950 May 15
162The Georgia Plant Food Educational Societry, Inc. Certificate, 1952
163Gamma Sigma Delta Award of Merit / Certificate of Membership / Organization's charter, 1961-1962, 1982
164Agricultural alumni assoc. Distinguished Faculty Award, 1978 October 20
165The Georgia Agricultural Experiment Station Certificate, 1980 October 27
166Plaque for Outstanding Research Contributions in Biological Nitrogen Fixation
167Plaque Carter-Jones Award, 1983
168Plaque - From Georgia Turfgrass Industry, 1985 January 7-8