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George H. Arscott Papers, 1950-1997

A midget chicken held by Dr. Paul Bernier (right) being compared to a normal-size chicken held by Dr. George Arscott (left), July 1958. Their project had hoped to develop small chickens that could lay as many eggs on less feed than normal-sized chickens.

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MSS Arscott

These papers were generated and collected by George H. Arscott and document his research in poultry science.

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Scope and Content Note


0.7 cubic feet; These papers are housed in one cubic foot box.


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.

Related Papers

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, James Harper, 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 Association.

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