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Matthew Luckiesh papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 366

Scope and Contents

This collection contains publications by Dr. Luckiesh, primarily about vision and lighting and created as part of his research in the General Electric Lighting Research Laboratory. The collection also contains a personal scrapbook with copies of his degrees.


  • 1911 - 1944


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English

Access Information

This collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Some material in this collection are in the public domain, while other material copyrights are held by Purdue University. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Biographical Information

Matthew Luckiesh graduated from Purdue University in 1909 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He received a Master of Science from The State University of Iowa in 1911 and a Doctor of Science from the Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in 1926. Luckiesh worked for the General Electric Lighting Research Laboratory in Ohio, later becoming Director of the Research Laboratory from 1924 until his retirement in 1949. Luckiesh was known as the Father of the Science of Seeing for his work on light, color, and vision.


0.727 Cubic Feet (Two manuscript boxes)

Acquisition Information

The immediate source of acquisition is unknown.

Processing Information

The original order of materials was maintained as much as possible.
Matthew Luckiesh papers
Under Review
Adelle Rogers
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Edition statement
First edition.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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