Aggarwal Family Papers
An Inventory of the Collection
Dr. Shanti Aggarwal attended Banaras Hindu University in India and came to the U.S. on an International Peace Scholarship for her Ph.D. in bacteriology from the University of Michigan. She married Dr. J.K. Aggarwal in 1965 and worked as a research associate at The University of Texas at Austin for the rest of her career. The couple had two girls, Malini and Rajni.
Dr. J.K. Aggarwal studied at The University of Bombay, India, University of Liverpool, England, and The University of Illinois. He became the first non-Anglo professor in the Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Austin in 1965. He established the Computer and Vision Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin in 1980. He also worked as a consultant to Shell Development Corporation and IBM and received numerous awards and accolades throughout his career. He is also the author or editor of 7 books and 52 book chapters, author of over 200 journal papers, as well as numerous proceeding papers and technical reports.
This collection contains a few clippings related to Dr. Shanti Aggarwal’s years at The University of Michigan and Austin as well as a story in the Austin American-Statesman about their wedding in 1965. The rest of the textual materials are from engineering journals, periodicals, and programs related to Dr. J.K. Aggarwal’s career. These span from 1961-2007.
The photographs are primarily family photos from India spanning from 1941-1973. There are some photos from their trip to Japan when Dr. J.K. Aggarwal received the Okawa Prize of the Okawa Foundation in 2007.
In addition, the collections contains some original materials related to Dr. Shanti Aggarwal’s family in India including parts of a manuscript about her hometown and family’s sect as well as mounted photographs of Indian government officials and Indian culture. Also included is an Indian book titled The Khatris by M.L. Seth written in 1904.
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AR.2010.003. Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.
Donor #: DO/2010/010
Donation Date: 03/08/10, 01/17/13
Final Processing and Finding Aid By/Date: Esther Chung/2013. Encoded by Rusty Heckaman/2013.
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