Coolidge, William David, 1873-1975

Variant names

Hide Profile

William David Coolidge is well known for his contributions to X-ray machines and his work with tungsten filaments. He was the director of the General Electric Research Laboratory (1932-1940). Born on Oct. 23, 1873 in Boston MA, he obtained BS in Electrical Engineering, from MIT in 1896 and a PhD in Physics from the University of Leipzig in Germany in 1899. He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Tamiya, Hiroshi, 1903-1984. Hiroshi Tamiya caricature sketch book, 1948-1951. Chemical Heritage Foundation, Othmer Library of Chemical History
referencedIn James, Hubert Maxwell, 1908-1986. Oral history interview with Hubert Maxwell James, 1981 July 15. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Leverenz, Humboldt Walter, 1909-. Oral history interview with Humboldt Walter Leverenz, 1979 July 10. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Coolidge, William David, 1873-1975. Lectures by William Coolidge, L. E. Etter, and Niels Bohr [sound recording] American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf General Electric Company. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1935-1936. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Coolidge, William David, 1873-1975. Autobiographical notes, ca. 1962. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Niels Bohr Library. History of physics manuscript biography collection A-C, 1901-1989, [ca. 1960]-1989 (bulk). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Mott-Smith, Harold Meade, 1897-. Oral history interview with H. M. Mott-Smith, 1977 March 1 and 2. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Elihu Thomson Papers, 1865-1944 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Coolidge, William David, 1873-. William David Coolidge papers, 1926-1954 (bulk 1940-1954). Library of Congress
referencedIn William Jacob Robbins papers, 1896-1974, 1896-1974 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Papers of Daniel Robbins and Seymour Slive, 1959-2003 (inclusive), 1971-1982 (bulk) Harvard Art Museums. Archives
referencedIn Thomson, Elihu, 1853-1937. Papers, 1853-1955. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Robbins, William Jacob, 1890-1978. Papers, 1898-1974. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Paul A. Freund papers Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
creatorOf Coolidge, William David, 1873-1975. Letter. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith American Institute of Physics. corporateBody
associatedWith Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962. person
associatedWith Curie, Marie, 1867-1934. person
associatedWith Dibner, Bern, person
associatedWith Etter, Lewis E. person
employeeOf General Electric Company. corporateBody
associatedWith James, Hubert Maxwell, 1908-1986. person
associatedWith Lenard, Philipp, 1862-1947. person
associatedWith Leverenz, Humboldt Walter, 1909- person
alumnusOrAlumnaOf Massachusetts Institute of Technology. corporateBody
associatedWith Mott-Smith, Harold Meade, 1897- person
associatedWith Niels Bohr Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Paul A. Freund person
correspondedWith Robbins, Daniel person
associatedWith Robbins, William Jacob, 1890-1978. person
associatedWith Röntgen, Wilhelm Conrad, 1845-1923. person
associatedWith Tamiya, Hiroshi, 1903-1984. person
associatedWith Thomson, Elihu, 1853-1937. person
alumnusOrAlumnaOf Universität Leipzig. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Schenectady NY US
Boston MA US
Cathode ray tubes
Radiology, Medical
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1939-1945


Birth 1873-10-23

Death 1975-02-03



Ark ID: w6q52rg6

SNAC ID: 4517690