Chester F. Carlson papers 1898-1975

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Chester F. Carlson papers 1898-1975

Chester Floyd Carlson (1906-1968) was an American patent attorney who invented xerography in 1938. Collection consists of correspondence, technical papers, writings, personal and financial papers, photographs, ephemera, and printed matter. General correspondence reflects Carlson's philanthropic interests; technical correspondence, laboratory notebooks, patent files, and other papers relate to his invention of xerography and to its commercial development. Other papers include family correspondence, diaries for 1928 to 1968, financial papers, speeches and other writings, scrapbooks of printed ephemera related to xerography, and photographs of trips to the Soviet Union and India. Also, papers relating to parapsychology and to the economic development of Guyana, 1966-1968.

44 linear feet (86 boxes, 13 v.); 71 microfilm reels

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Battelle Memorial Institute.

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Kornei, Otto

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Carlson, Chester Floyd, 1906-1968

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Chester Floyd Carlson (1906-1968) was an American patent attorney who invented xerography in 1938. From the guide to the Chester F. Carlson papers, 1898-1975, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Chester Floyd Carlson (1906-1968) was born in Seattle, WA on February 8, 1906 to Olof and Ellen (maiden name Hawkins) Carlson. The family moved around a lot, mostly as a result of trying to find relief for Carlson's father's tuberculosis. Ev...

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Carlson, Dorie

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Carlson, Roy

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