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A Guide to the Joseph Weil Papers

Finding aid prepared by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
March 2005


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Weil, Joseph, 1897-
Title: Joseph Weil Papers
Dates: 1915-1977
Abstract: Speeches, articles, personal correspondence and material related to Weil's academic career. Included in the collection are records related to the social fraternity, Pi Lambda Phi, and Technion (Hebrew Institute of Technology).
Extent: 2 Linear feet. 5 Boxes.
Identification: Ms Coll. 42
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

Joseph Weil was Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Florida from 1937 to 1963. He received his B.A. from Johns Hopkins in 1918 and his M.S. from Pittsburgh in 1926. He joined the University of Florida's faculty in 1921 as an instructor of physics and electrical engineering and later became head of the Dept. of Electrical Engineering. Weil also served as the first Director of the Engineering and Industrial Experiment Station. He retired from the faculty in 1966 and became provost for the New York Institute of Technology and later Special Assistant to the President of the Florida Institute of Technology.


Scope and Content

The Weil Papers consist primarily of his talks and articles. A list of his works follows this page. Also included in the collection is personal correspondence and material related to highlights of Weil's academic career. Weil was the first, and for many years the only, Jewish faculty member at the University of Florida. Included in the collection are records related to the social fraternity, Pi Lambda Phi, and Technion (Hebrew Institute of Technology).


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Joseph Weil Papers, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.


Contents List

Box
1 Correspondence. 1915-1977
2 Talks and articles (01.0-31.5b). 1924-1952
3 Talks and articles (33.0-68.0c). 1953-1958
4 Talks and articles (69.0-75). 1957-1958
4 Talks and articles. 1958-1965
4 Talks and articles (unindexed)
4 Naval Consulting Board (Research assistant with J. B. Whitebread). 1918
4 Awards
4 Florida Institute of Technology. 1971-1977
4 Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity
4 Testimonial dinner. 1957
5 Photographs (from album)

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Engineering -- Study and teaching -- Florida.



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