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Sol Panush Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UP002622
The bulk of this collection relates to Panush’s work as a chemical engineer, specifically automotive coloring. As much as possible, his original order was maintained, including the numbering system he used for his inventions and patents. His binders of notes were dismantled and moved to acid-free folders, but kept in the same order as he had arranged.

Dates

  • 1960 - 1991

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (1 SB, 2 MB)

Abstract

Sol Panush was born on October 20, 1919, in Sczuczin, Poland. In 1929 he left Poland and came to Detroit, Michigan Panush graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in chemical engineering in 1946. He was an international expert in automotive color and held over 345 patents worldwide. He was also the inventor of MICA and Micro Ti02 in the automotive industry. Panush was a “Flying Tiger” in WWII, a Hebrew scholar and author of The Theology of Color, Israel-David King/Berenice Last Queen, and The Spice of Moments. On April 17, 1942 Panush married Sylvia Logan (Schmelkowitcz) and they had four children, Sharon (Hochman), Daniel, Gigi (Fried) and Illana (Greenberg). Panush died May 6, 2014. The bulk of this collection relates to Panush’s work as a chemical engineer, specifically automotive coloring. As much as possible, his original order was maintained, including the numbering system he used for his inventions and patents. His binders of notes were dismantled and moved to acid-free folders, but kept in the same order as he had arranged.

Arrangement

Folders are arranged alphabetically.

Acquisition

The Sol Panush Papers were acquired from the Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives in April 2015.

Related Materials

Jewish Community Archives

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives on February 17, 2015.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Sol Panush Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives.
Date
2015-02-17
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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