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George Arscott Oral History Interviews. December 5, 2014

George Arscott Oral History Interviews

Two life history interviews conducted by Chris Petersen.

December 5, 2014

Location:  Arscott residence, Milwaukie, Oregon.

George Arscott (b. 1923) is an alumnus of and an emeritus faculty member at Oregon State. A veteran of both World War II and the Korean War, Arscott completed his bachelor's degree in Poultry Husbandry in 1949, and was a member of the Poultry Science faculty from 1953 to his retirement in 1987. An accomplished researcher and expert in poultry nutrition, Arscott chaired Poultry Science for eighteen years, a time period during which a new poultry facility was built at OSU, and an era that also saw nearly all of the department's faculty participate in a five-year poultry extension and training program in the Yemen Arab Republic. In retirement, Arscott continued to serve internationally, consulting on poultry operations in Central and South America, Egypt, and Lithuania. Over two interviews, Arscott shares his memories of his military service, his research and progression through academia, and the activities of the Poultry Science department over his five decades of affiliation.