George H. Arscott Papers, 1950-1997
Arscott, George H., 1923-
0.7 cubic foot
Scope and Content Note
These papers were generated and collected by George H. Arscott and document
his research in poultry science.
This collection is organized into seven series: I. Articles;
II. Conference Papers; III. Publications; IV. Reports and Studies;
V. Theses; VI. Research Projects; and VII. Newspaper Clippings.
Series I consists of article reprints, abstracts, and a list of all
of Arscott's published materials. The conference papers in series II
were presented by Arscott at Animal Science and Nutrition meetings
and conferences. The publications document Arscott's research and consist primarily
of circulars, bulletins, and newsletters from the OSU Agricultural Experiment
Station and Extension Service. Also included in this series are materials
from the Poultry Science Association 1987 annual conference (held at OSU)
and the report A Historical Review of the Feed-Mixing Facility of the
Department of Poultry Science.
The reports and studies are draft versions of poultry research later
published as articles. This series also contains an essay on Professor
James Dryden's induction into the Agricultural Hall of Fame. Series V
consists of Arscott's Master's and Doctorate theses.
The research projects documented in series VI relate to Arscott's involvement
as a volunteer researcher for the International Executive Service Corps (IESC)
and ACDI-VOCA. This series includes correspondence, reports, and research notes and data.
The newspaper clippings pertain to Arscott's involvement in poultry industry
research in Latin America as a volunteer for the International Executive
Service Corps (IESC).
Alumnus and Poultry Science Professor, George H. Arscott, was born in Hilo,
Hawaii, in July, 1923. Arscott graduated from Oregon State College with
a B.S. in Poultry Husbandry in 1949. After earning a Ph.D
in Poultry Nutrition from the University of Maryland in 1953,
Arscott returned to OSC that same year to fill the position of
Assistant Professor of Poultry Husbandry. Rising through the academic
ranks within the Department of Poultry Science, Arscott attained
department head post in 1970. In addition to teaching,
Arscott was also actively engaged in poultry science research,
specializing in the study of the nutritional requirements of poultry
and evaluation of feedstuffs. Becoming Professor Emeritus of Poultry
Science in 1987, Arscott remained active as a researcher with the
International Executive Service Corps (IESC) and ACDI-VOCA after
retirement from OSU.
Other documents relating to
Arscott and his research can be found in the records and photographs
of the Poultry Science Department (RG 182, P111) as well as the
publication group for Agricultural Experiment Station Technical
Papers (7-21a). The papers of other OSU faculty involved in Poultry
Science research, Paul Bernier,
and Harry Nakaue,
are also held in the University Archives. In addition to faculty papers,
the holdings of the Archives contain records of several statewide
poultry industry organizations, including the Oregon Broiler Growers
Association, Oregon Fryer Commission, the Oregon Poultry Council,
Oregon Poultry Industries Association, and Oregon Turkey Improvement
These papers are housed in one cubic foot box.
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