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Walter F. Loehwing Papers

Identifier: RG99.0034

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Scope and Contents

The Walter Loehwing papers include articles and family photographs.


  • Creation: 1920 - 1960


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

Biographical / Historical

Walter Ferdinand Loehwing was born in Chicago on November 25, 1896. He graduated from Englewood High School in 1914. Mr. Loehwing served in the U.S. Army as Major in Field Artillery, 1917 to1920, after which he returned to Chicago. He earned his B.S. in 1920, M.S. in 1921, and Ph.D. in 1925 - all at the University of Chicago. He was professor and head of the Department of Chemistry and dean at Oklahoma State School of Mines from 1920 until 1923.

Dr. Loehwing joined the faculty at the University of Iowa in 1925 as assistant professor of Botany, and was promoted to associate professor in 1928. He was made full professor in 1930. Loehwing?s area of research was plant physiology. He was made head of the Department of Botany in 1940, and Dean of the Graduate College in 1950. Dean Loehwing was president of the Iowa Academy of Science, 1956-1957. Loehwing married Helen Cromer in February 1936. Walter Loehwing died August 1, 1960.


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Language of Materials



Professor of Botany, researched plant physiology.

Method of Acquisition

These materials were transferred to the University Archives prior to 1970. Finding aid created by Denise Anderson, October 2007.

Related Materials

Folder, "Loehwing, Walter F.," Faculty and Staff Vertical Files collection (RG01.0015.003)

Records of the Dept. of Biological Sciences (RG06.0040.001)

Papers of Marilyn Nesper Hewlett (RG02.0009.013)

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Archives Repository

100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242