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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 1 Collection or Record:

Arvill W. Bitting Collection on World Expositions and Fairs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 531
Scope and Contents This collection was put together by Dr. Arvill Bitting, who graduated from Purdue University in 1891 (B.S. Agriculture). During his travels and professional career, Dr. Bitting became fascinated by the various World Expositions and Fairs, and he began collecting books and materials documenting various Expositions. 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...