George H. Arscott Papers, 1950-1997  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Arscott, G. H. (George Henry), 1923-
Title
George H. Arscott Papers
Dates
1950-1997 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.7 cubic feet, including 25 photographs, (2 boxes)
Collection Number
MSS Arscott
Summary
The George H. Arscott Papers were generated and assembled by Arscott and document his poultry science research. George H. Arscott earned a B.S. in Poultry Husbandry from Oregon State College in 1949 and was a faculty member in the Poultry Science Department at Oregon State from 1953 until his retirement in 1987.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Special Collections and Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
97331-4501
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
scarc@oregonstate.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for initial encoding of this finding aid in 2004 was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Alumnus and Poultry Science Professor, George H. Arscott, was born in Hilo, Hawaii, in July, 1923. Arscott graduated from Oregon State College (OSC) 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 became department head in 1970. In addition to teaching, Arscott was actively engaged in poultry science research, specializing in the study of the nutritional requirements of poultry and the evaluation of feedstuffs. Arscott retired from Oregon State University in 1987. During his retirement, he remained active as a researcher with the International Executive Service Corps (IESC) and Agricultural Cooperative Development International/Volunteers in Overseas Cooperative Assistance (ACDI-VOCA).

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The George H. Arscott papers were generated and assembled by Arscott and document his poultry science research. The Papers consist of articles, conference papers, publications, reports, and studies; Arscott's thesis and dissertation; research project records; newspaper clippings; correspondence; and photographs.

The articles and conference papers include abstracts of published articles and conference papers written by Arscott; article reprints; a list of Arscott's publications; and reprints from Oregon's Agricultural Progress. The publications include Historical Review: The Feed-Mixing Facility of the Department of Poultry Science (1966); Extension Service and Experiment Station publications from the 1950s-1980s; the Oregon Poultry Extension Newsletter for 1974-1988; and materials from the Poultry Science Association conference held at Oregon State University in 1987. The reports include materials documenting the 1991 induction of James Dryden into the Agricultural Hall of Fame.

The collection includes Arscott's M.S. thesis, Studies on Vitamin B12 and Unidentified Factors with Hens and Chicks Fed Practical-Type Rations (1950) and Ph.D. dissertation, Unidentified Chick Growth and Hatchability Factors in Poultry Nutrition (1953), which were both completed at the University of Maryland.

The research project records document Arscott's role as a volunteer researcher with the International Executive Service Corps (IESC) and the Agricultural Cooperative Development International/Volunteers in Overseas Cooperative Assistance (ACDI-VOCA) on projects in Peru, Lithuania, and Egypt during the mid-1990s.

The correspondence documents communications between Arscott and the OSU Foundation regarding the donation of Arscott's poultry science journals at the time of his retirement. One of the recipients of Arscott's journals was the OSU Faculty Agriculture Project at Sana University in Yemen.

The photographs consist of 11 unique images documenting Arscott's poultry research; these are labeled with the identifiers P124:01 - P124:11. One 4x5 negative is included for each image and one contact print for each image. Multiple prints are included for two of the images (P 124:08 and P124:11). The photographs were taken looking downward at the backs of individual chickens on bedding. The photographs are undated, but were probably made in the 1950s or early 1960s.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

George H. Arscott Papers (MSS Arscott), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Agriculture--International cooperation.
  • Poultry--Housing.
  • Poultry--Nutrition.
  • Poultry--Research--Lithuania.
  • Poultry--Research--Oregon.
  • Poultry--Research--Peru.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon State University. Poultry Science Department.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Film negatives.
  • Photographic prints.
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Oregon State University. Agricultural Experiment Station. (creator)
    • Oregon State University. Extension Service. (creator)