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Hubert I. Aaronson Collection

Identifier: 2014-0002

Scope and Contents note

The papers of Hubert I. Aaronson are housed in ten archival boxes. The collection contains materials relating to his academic and professional careers. The collection focuses almost exclusively on materials relating to his research, including publications and related correspondence. A few personal letters, cards, and pictures are included.

Scope and Contents

2024-04-24: This finding aid was revised during a reparative language review in the Spring of 2024. A copy of the legacy finding aid can be accessed by emailing See revision statement for more information.


  • Majority of material found within 1980-1989
  • 1935-2000


Biographical/Historical note

Hubert I Aaronson was born in New York City on July 10, 1924. In 1943, he joined the Army Air Force and was trained as a bombardier. During the later part of World War II, he flew 13 missions in B-17 bombers over Germany, Austria, and Hungary. After his service in the Army, Aaronson earned his B.S. (1948) and Ph.D. (1954) degrees at Carnegie Institute of Technology in Metallurgical Engineering. At his time of studies, he was greatly influenced by R.F. Mehl. It was the research environment created by Mehl that developed Aaronson’s lifelong interest in metallurgy. He remained at Carnegie Tech as a research metallurgist until 1958. He then joined the Scientific Research Laboratory of the Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan, where he stayed for 14 years. In 1979, Aaronson returned to Carnegie Mellon University as R.F. Mehl Professor of Metallurgy and Materials Science. After a successful career, he retired from CMU in 1991. He is known for his large contribution to the knowledge of physical metallurgy and his work as a mentor.


10.0 Linear feet




This collection contains the papers of Hubert I. Aaronson (1924-2005) an R.F. Mehl Professor of Metallurgy and Materials Science from 1979 to 1991. He contributed to the body of knowledge that constitutes physical metallurgy.

Hubert I. Aaronson Collection, 1935-2000
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Revision Statements

  • 2024-04-24: This finding aid was revised during a reparative language review in the Spring of 2024 to remove multiple instances of overly laudatory language.

Repository Details

Part of the Carnegie Mellon University Archives Repository

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