Records of the President of the University of Nevada, Leon W. Hartman

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0612

Scope and Contents

The Records of the President of the University of Nevada, Leow W. Hartman is composed of biographical material, correspondence, a monograph about electrical engineering written by Dr. Hartman while he was a member of the Physics Department faculty, programs for his presidential inauguration ceremony and the unveiling of his portrait, and journals he kept during his administration.

Dates

  • 1930-1945

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Biographical Note

Dr. Leon Wilson Hartman was born in Downsville, New York, on June 18, 1876. He obtained his Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees from Cornell University in 1898 and 1899, respectively. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1903, where he was a Fraser Fellow and a Tyndale Fellow in Physics. He taught physics at the Kansas Agricultural College, Cornell University, and the University of Utah before becoming Professor of Physics at the University of Nevada in 1909. When President Walter E. Clark resigned in 1938, Hartman served as acting President. He was inaugurated as President on December 15, 1939, serving in that capacity until his death on August 27, 1943, in Palo Alto, California. His presidential portrait was unveiled on May 7, 1945.

Extent

1.21 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Leon W. Hartman (1876-1943) was a professor of Physics at the University of Nevada from 1909-1938 when he became acting president upon the resignation of President Walter E. Clark. He was inaugurated as President on December 15, 1939, serving in that capacity until his death on August 27, 1943, in Palo Alto, California. His presidential portrait was unveiled on May 7, 1945. The collection is composed of biographical material, correspondence, a monograph about electrical engineering written by Dr. Hartman while he was a member of the Physics Department faculty, programs for his presidential inauguration ceremony and the unveiling of his portrait, and journals he kept during his administration.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following series: 1) Biographical Material; 2) Correspondence; 3) Journals

Immediate Source of Acquisition

DeLaMare Library Director Glee Willis transferred the copy of "An Introduction to Electrical Measurements" by Dr. Hartman to Archives in 1999. The inauguration program was found among unprocessed archival material after 2008. Some material transferred from the Archives Biographical File in 2015. Dr. Hartman's journals donated to Archives in 2015 by his family. One folder of correspondence was transferred from Special Collections NC782 for AC 0612 in 2016.

Related Materials

See also:

Leon W. Hartman Papers, NC782;

University of Nevada, Office of the President Records, AC 0001/1 and AC 0019;

Engineer's Day Collection, AC 0194
Title
Guide to the Records of the President of the University of Nevada, Leon W. Hartman
Status
Completed
Author
Betty Glass
Date
May 27, 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. University Archives Repository

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
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University of Nevada, Reno
Reno NV 89557-0322 USA
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