Gideon S. Golany papers, 1910-2001 (bulk 1965-2001)

PSUA 397

Collection Overview

Title:
Gideon S. Golany papers
Dates (Inclusive):
1910-2001
Dates (Inclusive):
1965-2001
Creator:
Golany, Gideon
Abstract:
Gideon S. Golany (1928-1999) came to The Pennsylvania State University in 1970 and became a distinguished professor of urban and regional planning, specializing in new town planning, underground space design, and the effects of climate upon urban design. He was an honorary professor of the China Academy of Sciences and received the National Academy of Science Award.
Abstract:
The collection of the papers of architecture professor Gideon S. Golany includes correspondence, photographs, audiovisual matials (plus 4 video recordings), research materials, articles, papers, maps and drawings, publications, and teaching materials.
Collection Number:
PSUA 397
Size:
4 items
Location:
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the  library catalog.
Repository:
Special Collections Library. Pennsylvania State University.
Languages:
English

Biographical or Historical Note

In 1970, Gideon S. Golany (1928-1999) accepted a position at The Pennsylvania State University, where he became a distinguished professor of urban and regional planning, specializing in new town planning, underground space design, and the effects of climate upon urban design. He was an honorary professor of the China Academy of Sciences and received the National Academy of Science Award.

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Collection Overview

Gideon S. Golany was born on January 23, 1928 in Baghdad, Iraq. He helped organize the Jewish community there for Zionist activities and self-defense, forming the Hechalutz organization to encourage emigration to Palestine. He himself arrived in Palestine disguised as a Bedouin. Before serving in the Israeli Army in the 1948 War of Independence, Golany helped found a kibbutz in the northern Negev. He matriculated at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, studying archaeology and geography. He earned two doctorates, one from the Technion in Haifa and one from The Hague in Holland. Golany did post-graduate work at Cornell University and served on the faculty of Virginia Polytechnic in Blacksburg. Dr.Golany published nearly 30 books, some of which were translated into Chinese, Spanish and Hebrew. He was a visiting professor at many universities around the world. Gideon S. Golany died Dec. 8, 1999.

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Administrative Information

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Gideon S. Golany Papers (397), Penn State University Archives, Special Collections Library, Pennsylvania State University.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections staff.

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