Oral history, interview with Mr. Joe E. Askew, Jr., November 12, 2012, Mitchell Memorial Library, Mississippi State University. Mr. Askew was born in Starkville, MS, in 1948. He first came to Mississippi State University in 1967 and completed his Bachelor’s degree here. Askew first worked at MSU as the Manager of Auxiliary Services on MSU’s South Farm for its Central Operations. Later, in 1980, he worked as the Manager of Variety Evaluations for the Research Support Units of the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station for 23 years. Although his job titles were specific, in this interview Askew discusses a wide variety of duties he performed for faculty members in the Lloyd-Ricks Building. He also discusses some of the inventory problems with early renovations and many of the former faculty and staff members of the building who made it a special place to be.
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