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Accession number UP002622
Object Name Manuscript
Title Sol Panush Papers
Collection Sol Panush Papers
Date 1960-1991
Scope & Content *This collection is housed at the Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs.

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.
Admin/Biographical History 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.
Extent of Description 2 linear feet (1 SB, 2 MB)
Credit line Sol Panush Papers, Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives
Finding Aid Click here to view Finding Aid.
System of arrangement Folders are arranged alphabetically.