Xerox History Timeline

We at Xerox have been working in the document management industry for over a century. In that time, we've brought you many of the office items you take for granted at work every day. From the first xerographic image that was made in 1938 to our breakthroughs in home and business computing from the 1970s to today, we've been advancing business from day one.


Xerox History Timeline - Chester Carlson Chester Carlson
American inventor, physicist and patent attorney Chester Carlson—the man whose discovery of xerographic printing would fuel Xerox’s global growth and forever change an industry—was born February 8, 1906.

Xerox History Timeline - Haloid Company The Haloid Company
The M.H. Kuhn Company, founded in 1903, becomes the Haloid Company on April 18, 1906 in Rochester, New York, to pursue the business of manufacturing and selling photographic paper.