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A Modern Art of Technology, Jena’s Optical Museum

Published in Autumn 1995 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Dr. Helga Beez

See Page 8 – 11.

The former Zeiss Optical Museum was renamed Jena’s Optical Museum in 1991 when the political situation after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the beginning of German unification brought the situation to a different political time and the former Carl Zeiss Stiftung ceded the ownership of the museum and its contents to a new entity named the Ernst Abbe Stiftung since the former VEB Carl Zeiss Jena was dissolved and the components of that entity was now revised to reflect the multiple new firms that were a part of the new era in Jena. Zeiss Oberkochen would be a major member of their board of directors but Jenoptik and other firms were as well.

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Zeiss: The Post-War Years

Published in Autumn 1984 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Larry Gubas

See Page 6 – 11.

An early historical evaluation of the situation in Germany with regard to the Zeiss firms both in East Germany and West Germany . This includes Zeiss, Zeiss Ikon, and  Carl Zeiss Stiftung holdings in other optical/mechanical firms.

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Zeiss by Mail (History)

Published in Autumn 1988  Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Charles Gellis and Nicholas Grossman

See Page 12 – 13.

The authors present illustrations of a number on international postage stamps that either picture a particular Zeiss product  or are a commemoration of a particular event that Zeiss participated in.

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Emanuel Goldberg (History)

Published in Spring 1985 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Larry Gubas

See Page 14.

An early example of research into the life of Professor Emanuel Goldberg who led the firms of Ica and Zeiss Ikon and was the senior manager of those firms during the critical period of the merger and the integration of the predecessor firms. This was printed before  the scholarly work of Professor Michael Buckland of the University of California at Berkeley came to be published in exquisite and high level detail.

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Zeiss and Bausch & Lomb Chronology (History)

Published in Spring 1987 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Nicholas Grossman

See Page 14.

For many years, the firms and Bausch and Lomb and Carl Zeiss Jena were engaged in cooperative agreements, licensing agreements and there was even  a point where Zeiss had a 20%+ ownership stake in Bausch and Lomb which was terminated by World War I. This article discusses the beginning so Bausch and Lomb and these agreements.

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Ernst Abbe and the (Zeiss) Foundation (History)

Published in Autumn 1988  Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: S. Takeda

See Page 14.

The author shows that the prime movement to create the modern firm of Carl Zeiss was in large part to the efforts of Dr. Ernst Abbe who accomplished this legally and financially. He was the financial instrument to gain control of the former family enterprise and convert it into a foundation for business which brought employee benefits and security to the employees and the community of Jena which was the seat of the business. It was a monumental undertaking both legally and financially and left the firm in control of not- interested parties but also the community and the university,

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