Nikola Tesla Translations Collection
Call Number: Mss 167 (A.02-54)

Title: Nikola Tesla Translations Collection.

Dates: 1974-1986.

Extent: 0.37 m of textual records. -- 1 videocassette.

Historical note: Nikola Tesla (b. 1856 - d. 1943) was a brilliant but eccentric Serbian-American inventor who discovered the basis of alternating current machinery and conducted experiments in wireless technology. In 1899-1900, at his laboratory in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Tesla discovered terrestrial stationary waves. In the 1970s, a group of scientists came together as the International Tesla Society which aimed to unlock any secrets contained in Tesla's account of Colorado Springs experiments and compile all of Tesla's patents. Part of this effort was based in Winnipeg as the "Manitoba Research Group" from which this collection had its origin. The International Tesla Society ceased operation in 2000.

Custodial history: The fonds was donated to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Fred Jost in 2002.

Scope and content: The fonds consists of translations and other reports related to the investigations of Nikola Tesla's work.

Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this material.

Accruals: No further accruals are expected.

Finding aid: A printed finding aid is available in the Archives reading room and an on-line finding aid is available at the link below:

MSS 167 (A.02-54).