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Lodygin Family Papers, 1792-1950

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: BAR Ms Coll/Lodygin
Bib ID 4077768 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Lodygin family ; Lodygin, Aleksandr N., 1847-1923 ; Lodygin, Alma, 1871-1925 ; Lodygin, Rita, 1901- ; Lodygin, Vera, 1902-1946 ; Parry, Albert, 1901-
Title Lodygin Family Papers, 1792-1950
Physical Description 1150 items (4 boxes; 1 oversized folder; 4 framed photographs)
Language(s) English .

This collection is located on-site.



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

Processing Information

Papers Accessioned 1976.

Papers Processed 12/--/79.

Papers Processed 01/--/87.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Articles Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drawings (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
blueprints (reprographic copies) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Emigration and immigration of scientific and technical personnel Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Letters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Science -- Soviet Union Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

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).

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Series I: Lodygin Family Papers

Box 1 Correspondence

Box 1 Unidentified Manuscripts

Box 1 Untitled Manuscripts

Box 2 Manuscripts

Box 2 Biographical Information on Lodygin

Box 2 "Aleksandr Nicolaivich Lodygin"

Box 2 "Book of Important Dates and Sayings of Margarita Aleksandrovna Lodyguine"

Box 2 "Book of Important Dates and Sayings of Vera Aleksandrovna Lodyguine"

Box 2 "A Brief Analysis of 'The Secret City' by Hugh Walpole"

Box 2 "The Eternal Link"

Box 2 "The Identical Brand"

Box 2 "The Legendary Lodygin"

Box 2 "The Nesselrode Food Baby"

Box 2 "Personal Experiences in the Russian Revolution"

Box 2 "Relationships and Marriage Relations of the Romanov Family"

Box 2 "Russian Autocracy"

Box 2 "The Story of a Brilliant Russian"

Box 2 "Treatise on Arc Lamps and Incandescent Lamps"

Subject Files

Box 2 Death of Aleksandr Lodygin

Box 2 Life Extension Institute, Inc.

Box 2 Sperry Gyroscope Company

Box 2 Blueprints and Drawings

Box 2 Postage Stamps

Box 3 Documents

Box 3 Photographs

Printed Material

Box 3 Clippings

Box 4 Newspapers

Box 4 Magazines

Box 4 Pamphlets

Box 4 Books

Box Oversize Folder 4 framed photographs

Box Oversize Folder 1 diploma