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Jonas Lehrman fonds, 1952-1996

MSS 179, PC 173, (A.96-67, A.03-25)

30 cm of textual material.--542 negative strips.-- 76 enlarged mounted photographs.--1458 photographs mounted in albums.--1440 slides.--1 video tape

Jonas Lehrman joined the University of Manitoba's Faculty of Architecture in 1966. A graduate of the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, he studied planning at London University, followed by a stint at McGill University studying housing. After receiving his MArch at McGill, he held the position of assistant professor in McGill's School of Architecture from 1961-1966. He then accepted a position of associate professor in the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba, and became a full professor in 1975. He retired from the University in 1996. He held a joint appointment at the University of British Columbia's School of Community and Regional Planning, and the School of Architecture, in 1971-1972, and then returned to the University of Manitoba, where he became president of the Faculty Association. During his presidency, the University of Manitoba became the first major English-speaking university in Canada with a unionized faculty, setting an example that was eventually followed throughout the country. Lehrman held the position of associate dean of the Faculty of Architecture, 1984-1989. He also served as assessor and as a committee member on the University's Board of Governors and Senate. Lehrman was president of the Manitoba Association of Architects, chairman of the Manitoba Association of the Canadian Institute of Planners, and a member of the Board of Governors of the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Within the Department of Architecture, involvement in design studio consistently remained Lehrman's prime interest and concern, and his students won several national competitions. Lehrman published many articles and papers in the fields of urban design, planning and housing, design aspects in general, and Islamic and Indian studies. He contributed to several books, and authored Earthly Paradise: Garden and Courtyard in Islam. Lehrman practiced in private and public offices in both the United Kingdom and Canada during the course of his career.

Fonds was donated to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Jonas Lehrman in 1996 and 2003

Fonds consists of photographic negatives of Islamic courtyards and gardens from Lehrman's travels in the following countries: Algeria (1978); Egypt (1978); India (1974-1996); Iran (1974 and 1978); Italy (1978); Morocco (1978); Pakistan (1976); Spain (1978); and Turkey (1978). Many of these photographs were used in Lehrman's Earthly Paradise: Garden and Courtyard in Islam, published in 1980

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