Despite his outstanding achievements, Nikola Tesla has not yet his rightful place in the History of Science. This non-profit website aims to help correct this injustice.
Within this framework, our main objective is to collect the majority of documents from or related to Nikola Tesla, in order to better understand the man and his works, and to make them accessible to all, while respecting copyright and publication rights.
We also want to contribute to the rediscovery of Nikola Tesla’s unexploited technologies.
If you are sensitive to our approach, you can help the NikolaTesla.fr website in different ways. We maintain a Contributors’ Acknowledgement page, please let us know if you would like to be included or not.
Donation of period documents
Until we can list and/or publish all the documents in our collection, if you have period documents on Tesla, or its works, you may send us copies or scans, indicating whether or not you own the copyright and/or publication rights. If you are aware of them, and these do not mention them, please indicate the source and date of the documents transmitted.
Similarly, if you know the existence of documents – without having them – please let us know to contribute to locate missing documents.
We limit our collection mainly to documents from 1856 (year of Tesla’s birth) to 1953 (i.e. ten years after his death) because, for the time being, it does not seem useful to us to collect more recent documents mentioning Tesla. However, we are interested in all the documents, including those which may seem uninteresting.
Collection of testimonials
Even though many years have passed since the death of Nikola Tesla in 1943, some have preserved the testimonies of ascendants who may have been directly or indirectly related to him: collaborators, suppliers, hosts, scientists, etc…
If you have any period information about Tesla or people who have been in contact with him, even if the datas are of little importance, please do not hesitate to send it to us, preferably by e-mail.
These testimonials can be used to cross-check informations we have, to open up new ways to find knowledge, documents or artefacts considered to be lost.
Donation of your time
If you have time, you can help us collect documents, transcribe them and/or translate them. This work facilitates the reading of the documents and allows a keyword search.
To carry out this work, we need volunteers for collection, transcription, translation and proofreading.
If you wish to participate, please contact us, preferably by e-mail, specifying the work on which you wish to intervene.
The NikolaTesla.fr website has no commercial purpose however, in order to carry out the task we have set ourselves, we need money to finance our activities.
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