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Samuel G. Hibben Papers: Finding Aid
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Description
This collection contains the papers of Samuel G. Hibben (1888-1972), Director of Applied Lighting with the Westinghouse Corporation. The bulk of the collection dates from the 1950s and consists of articles.
Background
Samuel Galloway Hibben (1888-1972) was a pioneer in the field of applied electrical lighting. During his tenure as Director of Applied Lighting with the Westinghouse Corporation, Hibben was noted for redesigning the illumination of the Statue of Liberty, the Washington Monument, and the interior of the White House. He also published and lectured extensively to educate the public on the importance of proper illumination, and proposed the idea of the “brown-out”, a reduction of electrical illumination for homes and businesses as a safety measure during times of war that did not require complete darkness. Hibben was also involved with many national and international lighting committees, and contributed much time and effort to the preservation the history of the lighting industry through the Electrical Historical Foundation. In 2006, Hibben was named one of the most distinguished designers in the lighting field by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES).
Extent
502 items.
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.