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Friedrich Kurylo Collection: Finding Aid
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Description
The bulk of this collection contains drafts, typescripts, and research materials compiled by Friedrich Kurylo for his biography of German physicist Ferdinand Braun (1850-1918).
Background
Ferdinand Braun (1850-1918) made notable contributions to the field of electricity. He invented what is now called Braun’s electrometer before turning his attention to the field of wireless telegraphy. He was one of the first to send electric waves in definite directions. In 1902 he succeeded in receiving definitely directed messages by means of inclined beam antennae. He received the Noble Prize in Physics in 1909.
Extent
2,009 pieces in 6 boxes
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.