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Bitting, A. W. (Arvill Wayne), 1870-1946



  • Existence: 1870 - 1946

Biographical Information

Arvill Wayne Bitting was born in 1870 in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. He graduated from Purdue University in 1891 with a B.S. in Agriculture. Subsequently he received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Iowa State College (1895) and an M.D. from the Medical College of Indiana University (1900). While at Purdue University, Arvill Bitting was Editor-in-Chief of both the Exponent and the 1891 edition of The Debris. From 1893 to 1907 Arvill was affiliated with the University's Agricultural Experiment Station. He left Purdue in 1907 to serve as food technologist with the U.S. Bureau of Chemistry. At the start of World War I, he worked with the Subsistence Division of the War Department. Bitting was also the director of food exhibits for Chicago's, Century of Progress world fair from 1931-1933, and the Golden Gate International Exposition in 1937. He received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Purdue in 1935. He died in 1946.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Arvill W. Bitting Collection on World Expositions and Fairs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 531
Scope and Contents The Arvill W. Bitting Collection on World Expositions and Fairs includes promotional materials, publications, and notes related to World Fairs. The books in this collection include both contemporary accounts and official reports as well as guides published for the Expositions themselves. The majority of material is on the 1933 Century of Progress World Fair held in Chicago, where Bitting worked as director of food exhibits. Other materials of note includes articles and photos from the Golden...
Dates: 1876 - 1948

Arvill Wayne Bitting papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 38
Scope and Contents This collection contains material collected by William Murray Hepburn, Librarian Emeritus, in regards to Arvill Bitting's career: bibliography of publications, vita information, correspondence to Department of Veterinary Science, and original cards containing bibliographic information. The collection also contains materials on glass-making from the United States Patent office that was collected by Arvill Bitting.
Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1945