When I joined the staff of the Forestry Department in 1947, one of my first assignments was to present some ideas concerning the needs for improved space and facilities for the department. Professor G. B. McDonald, then Head of the Forestry Department, was actively working toward a new forestry building. His able successor, Professor George B. Hartman, continued emphasizing our space needs and played a very important role in the initial plans of our new building. Finally, under the leadership of Dr. Carl H. Stoltenberg, the Forestry Department was allocated space in the proposed Plant Science Building.
Bensend, D. W.
"Bessey Hall- The Forestry Department's New Home,"
Ames Forester: Vol. 54
, Article 8.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/amesforester/vol54/iss1/8