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Bitting, K. G. (Katherine Golden) (1869-1937) | Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

Name: Bitting, K. G. (Katherine Golden) (1869-1937)

Historical Note: Katherine Golden Bitting (1869-1937) earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Purdue in 1892, and became an instructor soon after graduating. She married Arvill Wayne Bitting, a professor of veterinary science, and they went on to take jobs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Katherine, a microanalyst in the chemistry division, gained expertise on food preservation and related topics, authoring nearly fifty pamphlets in that subject area. Her 4,346 volume collection of gastronomic literature from the fifteenth through twentieth centuries now resides at the Library of Congress' Rare Books and Special Collections Division.
Sources: Retrieved May 27, 2010 from http://www.lib.purdue.edu/spcol/womenarc/notable.php

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