Chester F. Carlson papers, 1930-1989.


Chester F. Carlson papers, 1930-1989.

Materials related to Chester F. Carlson, inventor of xerography, the technology used by Xerox photocopier machines. The collection contains a variety of materials including awards, memorabilia, photographs, books, scrapbooks, articles, and annual reports of the Haloid Photographic Company (now the Xerox Corporation). The Chester F. Carlson papers consist of a variety of documents and materials acquired by Carlson during his lifetime. A majority of the collection are awards given to Carlson by various organizations, such as the Society of Photographic Scientists and Engineers and the Rochester Museum of Arts and Sciences. Similarly, the collection includes memorabilia related to Carlson, such as a book of postage stamps featuring his portrait. The collection also contains materials related to the Haloid Photographic Company, such as annual reports from the 1950s and copies of the Haloid-o-Scope newsletter. There is also an office memorandum with a brief description of the invention process from 1952. The collection also includes several scrapbooks of articles featuring Carlson and his work. The documents in these books are photocopies of the originals. Finally, the collection contains personal items belonging to Carlson, such as the contents of his desk and several photographs.

5.4 linear feet (4 file boxes 1 clamshell box)

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Carlson, Chester Floyd, 1906-1968 (person)

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...

Xerox corporation (corporateBody)

Founded 1906. Manufacturer of computer peripherals and software; office/business equipment. From the description of Archives. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79322255 ...

Haloid Company (corporateBody)