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Edison Happenings

This summer, our research team are sharing what they know!

July 19 - Director Paul Israel led the Rutgers Mandela Washington Fellows on a tour of Edison's Labs in West Orange and Menlo Park.

August 2 - Senior Editor Tom Jeffrey presents Thomas Edison, the Miller Family and Chautuaqua as part of Chautauqua's Heritage Lecture Series.

August 11 - Assistant Editor Alexandra Rimer presents Mina Miller Edison, the Early Years at The Thomas Edison National Historical Park.

Edison and Innovation Series

Check out Edison and the Rise of Innovation, a series of essays that draw on Edison’s personal and business letters, lab notebooks, drawings, advertising material, and modern and historic photos to reveal Edison the innovator. 

Want to know more about New Jersey and Innovative Spirit? Check out 350 Days of New Jersey Innovation.


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Edison Findings Blog

The Edison Papers launched a new blog called Edison Findings. Edison Findings is open to contributions from you! Have a thought? Feel free to send it to us so we can feature it!


Rutgers 250

Did you know Edison himself holds not one but two honorary Rutgers degrees? This year marks 250 years of Rutgers educating NJ. Edison had a long association with the university! Read more...