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Paul M. Weber Papers

Paul M. Weber Papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Paul M. Weber Papers
Identification: MS035
Date: ca. 1940-1982
Size/Quantity: 8.5 linear feet (seven record center cartons and one oversized box)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Weber, Paul M., 1904-1983
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
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.
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Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Scope and Content Note

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

Index Terms

Eberhardt, William Henry, 1920-
Georgia Institute of Technology. Engineering Experiment Station.
Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Chemical Engineering.
Van Leer, Blake R., (Blake Ragsdale), 1893-1956

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite Paul Weber Papers (MS035), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.


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

Processing Information

Christine de Catanzaro encoded this collection summary in March 2006.

Revisions to Finding Aid

March 2006:
  • Summary finding aid converted to Encoded Archival Description Version 2002. August 2010: Finding aid imported into Archivists' Toolkit. January 2015: Basic box list added.

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    1Georgia Tech publications, annual reports; notes and correspondence on Georgia Tech history, ca. 1940-1974


    2Study of Nuclear Engineering at Georgia Tech; History of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering at Tech; Plans for graduate education, ca. 1956-1976


    3Annual reports; Drawing instrument set; Slide rule, ca. 1935-1962


    4Annual reports of Dean of Faculties, 1954-1970


    5Annual reports; Engineering Experiment Station-list of projects, 1934-1970


    6Annual reports; Certificates; Desk calendars, 1949-1965


    7Desk calendars, 1966-1982


    8Awards and certificates, 1935-1970