Alexander Langsdorf Papers
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Alexander Langsdorf married Elsie Hirsh June 26, 1906 and had two children. Their daughter Helen (Shiman) (BS ’29) married and had three children, Paul, Elsa, and Steven. Their son Alexander Lansdorf, Jr. (BS ’32) married Martyl Schweig (BS ’38) in 1941 and had two children, Suzanne and Alexandra (Sandie).
Alexander Suss Langsdorf served as a Professor of Electrical Engineering at Washington University from 1901 – 1910. He continued as a Professor of Engineering and served as Dean of the Washington University School of Engineering and Architecture from 1910 – 1920 and from 1929 – 1948. Between 1950 and 1973 Langsdorf served as a Professor Emeritus of Engineering. Professor Alexander Suss Langsdorf died in St. Louis, November 9, 1973.
For further biographical information, see The Book of St. Louisans, edited by John W. Leonard (St. Louis: The St. Louis Republic, 1912), page 354.
This collection is organized into six series, as described below:
Series 01: University History. Mainly concerns Langsdorf’s research for his unpublished history of Washington University, titled “The Story of Washington University” (arranged alphabetically by subject)
Series 02: Labor Arbitration Records (arranged alphabetically by client name)
Series 03: Consulting Records (arranged alphabetically by client name)
Series 04: Publications and Reprints. Includes speeches and addresses (arranged alphabetically by title)
Series 05: General Correspondence (arranged alphabetically by last name of correspondent)
Series 06: Miscellaneous Drawings
Series 07: Personal Papers (arranged alphabetically by subject)
Series 08: University Materials Honoring Professor Langsdorf (arranged alphabetically by subject)
For related materials, see also the Finding Aid for the Alexander Langsdorf Jr. Papers, a collection held by University Archives.
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- 2021 May 13: Resource record updated in ArchiveSpace by Sarah Schnuriger.
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Part of the University Archives Collecting Area
Olin Library, 1 Brookings Drive
St. Louis MO 63130 US