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Ralph S. Besse Thesis, 1913

Ralph S. Besse, 1947. Besse was a farm management Extension specialist from 1922-1932, then served as Assistant Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station from 1932-1949. From 1949-1953, Besse was Associate Director of the Experiment Station.

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MSS Besse

The Ralph S. Besse Thesis, Agriculture as a Career, was submitted to the College of Agriculture at the University of Missouri in 1913. Besse served as a farm management extension specialist and administrator in the Agricultural Experiment Station from 1922 until his retirement in 1953.

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0.05 cubic foot, including 9 photographs; 1 box

Related Papers

An oral history interview with Besse is held in the History of Oregon State University Oral Histories and Sound Recordings Collection (OH 03).

The OSU Archives holdings include many collections pertaining to agriculture. Besse's work at Oregon State College is documented in the Agricultural Experiment Station (RG 25) and College of Agricultural Sciences (RG 158) Records.

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