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At a Glance
Scope and Content
The collection consists of correspondence, subject files, blueprints, drawings, stamps, documents, photographs and printed materials. Manuscripts are mostly by Lodygin's wife Alma, and include "The Story of a Brilliant Russian" (100 p.) about her husband. There is also a manuscript (52 p.) by Professor Albert Parry entitled "Legendary Lodygin," which appeared in the emigre newspaper "Novoe Russkoe Slovo." A handwritten manuscript (23 p.) by Lodygin is included under the title "Treatise on Arc Lamps and Incandescent Lamps."
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
This collection is located on-site.
Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Frederick A. Faust, 1976, 1987.
Gift of Frederick A. Faust, 1976,1987.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers Accessioned 1976.
Papers Processed 12/--/79.
Papers Processed 01/--/87.
2009-06-26 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Engineer, chemist, and inventor who was born in Russia and emigrated to the United States after marrying an American. The Soviets consider him the inventor of the first practicable incandescent light bulb (ca. 1872).