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

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0612
The records are 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

Restrictions

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.

Extent

1.25 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)

Abstract

The records are 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.

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.

Arrangement

Arranged in three 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 the move to the Knowledge Center in 2008. Some material transferred from the Archives Biographical File in 2015. Dr. Hartman's journals donated to Archives in 2015 by his family.

Related Materials

See also: NC 782 Leon W. Hartman Papers, 1891-1914;

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

AC 0194 Engineer's Day Collection.
Title
A 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
dacs

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia St.
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno NV 89557-0322 USA
775-682-5665
775-682-5724 (Fax)