The photographs in this collection document Paul Weber's life as a faculty member at Georgia Tech and abroad.
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This collection contains numerous silver gelatin prints and chromogenic color prints. All are in good condition.
Starting his career as an instructor in chemical engineering, Paul Weber rose to assume the directorship of this department. While teaching, he also carried on research through the Engineering Experiment Station. His research from 1940 to 1952 related to the development of paint primers for Southern yellow pine. Beginning in 1955, he served as dean of faculties and in 1965, was named vice president for planning. Perhaps Dr. Weber's greatest contribution to Georgia Tech came with his serving as acting president from January 1956 to August 1957, while still holding the title of Dean of Faculties. In 1966 he assumed the position of Vice President for Planning.
Dr. Weber’s affiliations with professional societies were numerous, including the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and others. He was also awarded membership in ANAK.
Upon his retirement in 1969, Dr. Weber was named Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering and Emeritus Vice President for Planning. He continued to perform support for the Institute in his assistance to the Vice President for Planning and the President. Much of his later career emphasis was on the preparation of a history of the Department of Chemical Engineering and research and graduate work at Georgia Tech. Weber died in 1983.
A print copy of this finding aid is available in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.
Accession #1987.0708 (old accession #87-07-08.)
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Jody Thompson processed these photographs in 2003.