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Paul M. Weber Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS035

  • Staff Only

Abstract

During his long career at Georgia Tech, Dr. Paul Weber served as a faculty member in chemical engineering, dean of faculties, and vice president for planning. From 1956 to 1957, he was acting president. These papers include annual reports, correspondence, research articles, and campus publications documenting Weber’s service to the Georgia Tech community and engineering profession.

Dates

  • ca. 1940-1982

Creator

General Physical Description note

(seven record center cartons and one oversized box)

Restrictions: Access

None.

Restrictions: Use

Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.

Extent

8.5 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

These papers include annual reports, correspondence, research articles, and campus publications documenting Weber’s service to the Georgia Tech community and engineering profession.

Biography of Paul Weber

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.

Other Finding Aids

A print copy of this finding aid is available in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.

Provenance

August W. Giebelhaus donated these records in 1987 (Accession #1987.0708; old number #87-07-08).

General Physical Description note

(seven record center cartons and one oversized box)

Note:

In an effort to provide broader access, this finding aid has not been fully expanded, but presented as a simple collection summary, with just a basic box list. Georgia Tech Archives and Records Management seeks to expand online access to this collection in the near future.

Processing Information

Christine de Catanzaro encoded this collection summary in March 2006.
Title
Paul Weber Papers: Collection Summary, ca. 1940-1982
Subtitle
MS035
Author
Christine de Catanzaro
Date
Copyright 2006.
Description rules
finding aid updated using rlg best practice guidelines for encoded archival description.
Language of description
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology Repository

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