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Benjamin J. Lazan papers

Identifier: uarc 52

Scope and Content

The collection contains papers regarding research and projects carried out by Benjamin J. Lazan.


  • circa 1958-1959


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Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.

Biographical Sketch of Benjamin J. Lazan (1917-1966)

Benjamin Joseph Lazan was born on 20 April 1917 in New York City. He earned his B.S. in 1938 from Rutgers University and his M.S. in 1939 from Harvard University. His Ph.D. was awarded by Pennsylvania State College in 1942. Before coming to the University of Minnesota, Dr. Lazan was an instructor and assistant professor at Pennsylvania State College (1939-1942) and professor and head of the department of materials engineering at Syracuse University (1946-1951). From 1942 to 1946, Dr. Lazan served as project engineer, chief engineer and vice-president of the Sonntag Scientific Corporation.

Dr. Lazan joined the faculty of the University of Minnesota in 1951 as professor of mathematics and mechanics. In 1953, he was appointed as head of the department of mechanics and materials (later known as the department of aeronautics and engineering mechanics). He was also the associate dean of the Institute of Technology from 1956-1959. His specialty was the mechanical properties of materials under stress. Dr. Lazan left the University on sabbatical in December of 1965. Benjamin Lazan died on 29 June 1966.


1 box (1.3 linear feet)


Collection contains the papers of Benjamin J. Lazan, professor of mathematics and mechanics at the University of Minnesota.

Other Finding Aid Available

A finding aid with a contents list is available in University Archives.

Source of acquisition

Collection deposited in University Archives in January 1991.

Processing Information

Collection has not been processed.

  • Engineering Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Benjamin J. Lazan Papers, circa 1958-1959
Karen Spilman
March 2005
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