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Romana Lashewycz-Rubycz papers, 1985-1997

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: SC-25

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the papers of Romana Lashewycz-Rubycz, most of which relate to her time as a professor of inorganic chemistry at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. The collection includes research grant proposals, student presentations and papers, publications, course notes, and handouts.


  • Creation: 1985-1997


Biographical Note

Romana Lashewycz-Rubycz was born on March 1, 1952. Her place of birth is unclear but she was of Ukrainian descent. Lashewycz-Rubycz was proud of her Ukrainian background and always took the time to visit the Ukraine to work with the Ukrainian Girl Scouts. She attended SUNY Buffalo for her graduate studies and in 1980 she received her PhD in Inorganic Chemistry. As a graduate student some of her research was published. Her peers and mentor described her as a persistent, hard working, organized, and caring person. While in graduate school she developed an interest in teaching. Lashewycz-Rubycz worked hard to finish her project early so she could take a position as a teacher.

After receiving her PhD she joined the Chemistry Department at Hobart and William Smith Colleges as an Inorganic Chemistry professor in 1980. She also served as department chair from 1989-1995. She was involved with the Individual Majors Committee in which she illustrated her dedication to students' education. Lashewycz-Rubycz was described by friends, colleagues, and students as persistent, courageous, energetic, and passionate. She died on November 18, 1998 after a battle with cancer.


1 Linear Feet (1 box)

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This collection is arranged in the following series:

  1. Course Documents
  2. Student Presentations and Papers
  3. Grants and Grant Proposals
  4. Sabbatical Reports
  5. Miscellaneous Papers


Box 1: Archives Storage, Range 22A, Section 4


The provenance of this collection is unclear. There is no documentation concerning its donation to the Archives and Special Collections.

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Repository Details

Part of the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Archives and Special Collections Repository

Warren Hunting Smith Library
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva New York 14456 U.S.A. US (United States)