Leland I. Anderson

Leland I. Anderson (born 1928) is a technical writer and electrical engineer who lives in Denver, Colorado. His long-time interest in Nikola Tesla took root in the early 1950s, and his activities since then have resulted in his recognition as one of the world's foremost Tesla historians.[1] He founded the Tesla Society and edited the Tesla Society Newsletter Tesliana for many years, beginning in the 1950s.[2]

He is a Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., Member Emeritus, Lightning Data Center, Denver, Colorado, and Member Emeritus, Telecommunications History Group, Denver, Colorado.

His extensive archive on Nikola Tesla and his work, the largest in the United States and second only to that of the Tesla Museum in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, has been acquired by the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania in Pittsburgh and is now open for public access.

Mr. Anderson's Nikola Tesla Photograph Archive is being acquired by the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe, Inc., Shoreham, Long Island New York and is now available for commercial use.

Many of the items in the bibliography are available from 21st Century Books, Breckenridge, Colorado.


  • “Final Thoughts on Tesla’s Work With High-Frequency Alternating Currents,” on the occasion of the Tesla sesquicentennial year, Electric Space Craft journal, Aug. 28, 2006, pp. 13–19.
  • w/ Michael Cherington,MD, Philip R. Yarnell, MD, Judy Lane, MD, and Gene Lines, EE, “Lightning-Induced Injury on an Airplane: Coronal Discharge and Ball Lightning,” Trauma, March 2002, pp. 579–581.
  • Nikola Tesla’s Concepts for Transmission of Electrical Energy Without Wires (Denver, Colo., privately published), 1999. LC No. 99-491544.
  • Nikola Tesla's Teleforce & Telegeodynamics Proposals, (Breckenridge, Colo.: Twenty-First Century Books, 1998). ISBN 0-9636012-9-6 (soft cover). Fourth of four books in the “Tesla Presents” series. LC No. 99-049562.
  • Tesla: Guided Weapons & Computer Technology (Breckenridge, Colo.: Twenty-First Century Books, 1998). ISBN 0-9636012-5-3 (hard cover), ISBN 0-9636012-9-6 (soft cover). Third of four books in the “Tesla Presents” series. LC No. 98-022686.
  • “Remembering Nikola Tesla,” American Srbobran, Jan. 7, 1998 (Serbian Orthodox Christmas issue), p. 3.
  • “Les Turbines a Frottments ou Turbines Tesla” (Frictional Turbines or Tesla Turbines), E. Merigeault, Revue Mechanique, June 1914, pp. 538–544, translation from the French.
  • A reissue of the 1964 translation with commentary by J. Hayes refuting the frictional machine assumption. (Breckenridge, Colo.: Twenty-First Century Books, 1998). LC No. 99-491548.
  • Ball Lightning & Tesla’s Electric Fireballs — a monograph presenting a history of interest in ball lightning with a discussion of Tesla’s artificial production of them. (Breckenridge, Colo.: Twenty-First Century Books, 1997). LC No. 99-491546.
  • Analytic ed, Nikola Tesla: Lecture Before the New York Academy of Sciences - April 6, 1897 (Breckenridge, Colo.: Twenty-First Century Books, 1994). ISBN 0-9636012-1-0 (hard cover), 0-9636012-7-X (soft cover). Second of four books in the “Tesla Presents” series. LC Nos. 94-061004 and 99-061004.
  • Technical ed, Nikola Tesla On His Work With Alternating Currents and Their Application to Wireless Telegraphy, Telephony, and Transmission of Power (Denver: Sun Publishing, 1992, distb. by Twenty-First Century Books, Breckenridge, Colo. ). ISBN 0-9632652-0-2. First of four books in the “Tesla Presents” series. LC No. 92-060480.
  • "Nikola Tesla's Patron Saint," American Srbobran, August 14, 1991, p. 4.
  • “Edison’s Medicine,” — text, graphics, and photographs for rock band TESLA, Spellbound Pictures, Aug. 12, 1991.
  • Nikola Tesla's Residences, Laboratories, and Offices (Denver: Boyle & Anderson, Dec. 20, 1990, 10 pp.).
  • "A Glimpse of Wireless Days," The Old Timer's Bulletin, A.W.A., May 1990, p. 10.
  • w/ Kendall J. Dood, "Communications: Tesla and the Induction Motor" — rebuttals on the article, "Science and Engineering Theory in the Invention and Development of the Induction Motor, 1880-1900," Kline, Ronald R. Kline's article appeared in Technology and Culture, Apr. 1987, pp. 283–313; rebuttals in the Oct. 1989 issue, pp. 1013–1017.
  • "A Plaque Unveiled for Nikola Tesla" (at United Engineering Center, New York City), American Srbobran, Apr. 19, 1989, p. 7.
  • "Tesla Portrait by the Princess Vilma Lwoff-Parlaghy," The Tesla Journal, Nos. 4 & 5, 1986/1987, pp. 72–74.
  • "John Stone Stone on Nikola Tesla's Priority in Radio and Continuous-Wave Radiofrequency Apparatus," The AWA Review, 1986, pp. pp. 19–42. LC No. 87-461326.
  • “Nikola Tesla” — In memory of Nikola Tesla who died [Serbian] Christmas Day, January 7, 1943, American Srbobran, Jan. 7, 1985 (Serbian Orthodox Christmas issue), p. 6.
  • "Book review: Nikola Tesla--Selected Patent Wrappers from the National Archive," IEEE Spectrum, January 1982, pp. 98, 100.
  • Introduction for Nikola Tesla: Man Out of Time, Margaret Cheney (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1981).
  • Priority in the Invention of Radio — Tesla vs. Marconi, A.W.A. Monograph (New Series No. 4), March 1980.
  • w/ John Ratzlaff, Nikola Tesla Bibliography - 3rd ed. (Palo Alto, Calif.: Ragusan Press, 1979). LC No. 78-066027.
  • w/ Inez Hunt, "Lightning over 'Little London,'" Empire Magazine, The Denver Post, July 11, 1976.
  • "Forum: Credit revoked" (letter re. Marconi's claim as inventor of radio), IEEE Spectrum, July 1975.
  • "Forum: A challenge rebutted" (letter re. Ferraris and the invention of the rotating magnetic field), IEEE Spectrum, Mar. 1973.
  • "The Silent Tower," The Old Timer's Bulletin, A.W.A., Sept. 1968, pp. 18, 19.
  • "Wardenclyffe -- A Forfeited Dream," Long Island Forum, Aug. & Sept. issues, 1968.
  • Tesla, Nikola, Collier’s Encyclopedia entry, 1962 ed. (This entry used through 1997 ed.)
  • ”Sub-Surface Communication Systems,” Proceedings of the IRE EIRE, March 1961 P. 645
  • "Extra-Terrestrial Radio Transmissions," Nature, Apr. 22, 1961, p. 374.
  • “Correspondence: Sub-Surface Communication Systems,” Proceedings of the IRE, Mar. 1961, p. 645.
  • "Nikola Tesla" (centennial tribute), Manuscripts (quarterly) Winter 1957, p. 28, 29.
  • Bibliography — Nikola Tesla, published on the occasion of the Tesla

centennial year (Minneapolis: The Tesla Society, 1956). 2d ed.


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