Armin Kohl Lobeck papers, 1918-1919.
Geologist. Lobeck was Assistant to the Chief Cartographer, American Commission to Negotiate Peace, Paris, 1919. He becam professor
of geology, Columbia University in 1919 and remained at the University until his death. (Columbia University, A.B., 1911;
A.M., 1913; Ph.D., 1917).
Scope and Contents
Papers of Lobeck while he was in Paris as Assistant to the Chief Cartographer of the American Commission to Negotiate Peace.
Included are memorabilia, some correspondence, several docuements, and some photographs. The correspondence consists of his
letters of appointment from Robert Lansing, Secretary of State, and his postcards to his wife, Bertha Merrill Lobeck, who
later joined him in Paris. There are official documents such as passports, Commission memoranda, identification cards, and
passes. Of particular interest are sixteen photographs of persons and places in France, and one drawing and one caricature
of Lobeck that he sketched. The collection, however, is chiefly memorabilia of Lobeck's crossing the Atlantic on the U.S.S.
George Washington with the members of the Commission; over 700 picture postcards, with no messages, of the Lobeck's travels
in France, Spain, Great Britain, and other European countries; railway, subway, and bus maps, schedules, and tickets; tourist
maps; hotel and restaurant receipts and menus; money; ration coupons; and theater programs.