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Donald R. Lehman papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS2292-UA

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the personal papers of Dr. Donald R. Lehman. Materials in the collection date from 1964 to 2000, with the bulk of the material dating between 1970 and 1995. The collection includes manuscripts and other preparatory materials for Dr. Lehman's master's thesis, doctoral dissertation, and publications; notebooks; correspondence; article reprints; notes; theoretical work; research files; work with graduate students and other physicists, and teaching materials related predominately to Dr. Lehman's work as a physicist.

Dates

  • 1964-2000
  • Majority of material found within 1970 - 1995

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Donald R. Lehman (1940-) retired from The George Washington University on 31 December 2010 after serving more than thirty-eight years as a faculty member and administrator.

Dr. Lehman earned a BA in Physics from Rutgers University in 1962, an MS in Space Physics from the Air Force Institute of Technology in 1964, and a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from The George Washington University in 1970. Lehman joined the GW faculty as an Assistant Professor of Physics in 1972, becoming a fully Professor in 1982. He was made Chair of the Department of Physics in 1987, and he founded the Center for Nuclear Studies at the University in 1990.

From 1993 to 1996, Dr. Lehman held the position of Associate Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies. He was appointed Vice President for Academic Affairs in 1996, and served in this role until 2002 when he was made the George Gamow Professor of Theoretical Physics. He was the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs from 2003 to 2010, and in 2010 he served as Senior Advisor to the President until his retirement.

Extent

17 Linear Feet (15 record cartons (2 over-size).)

Overview

Dr. Donald R. Lehman (1940-) served more than thirty-eight years as a faculty member and administrator at The George Washington University. Dr. Lehman's major roles at the University included Chair of the Physics Department, founder of the Center for Nuclear Studies, Associate Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. Materials in the collection date from 1964 to 2000, with the bulk of the material dating between 1970 and 1995. The collection includes manuscripts and other preparatory materials for Dr. Lehman's master's thesis, doctoral dissertation, and publications; notebooks; correspondence; article reprints; notes; theoretical work; research files; and teaching materials related predominately to Dr. Lehman's work as a physicist.

Arrangement

This collection is unprocessed and remains in the orignal order imposed by the collection's creator. Additional time may be required to use the collection. Please see Special Collections staff for assistance.

Physical Location

Materials may be stored off-site, and may require additional retrieval time. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Dr. Donald R. Lehman, 2011 (2011.029).

Related Materials

An oral history interview with Dr. Lehman, conducted in 2011 by Assistant University Archivist Ashley Locke, is available in the University Archives Oral History collection, MS0371. The interview is available online at: http://gwdspace.wrlc.org:8180/xmlui/handle/38989/c01p2nh6b

Records for the office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs are located in RG0004, and records for the Physics Department are in RG0077.

Bib#

8908890
Title
Preliminary Guide to the Donald R. Lehman papers, 1964-2000
Status
Box Inventory
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding Aid Written In English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

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