Year of Innovation - Invention Factory

Did you know? Edison and WWI

August 2014 marks the one hundredth anniversary of the start of World War I. Edison kept busy during the war, becoming a vocal proponent of military preparedness, chairing the Naval Consulting Board, and conducting research aimed at helping the U.S. Navy respond to submarine warfare. The war also had a profound effect on Edison's  businesses and on his family. You can find an annotated list of thirty collections on the Edison Papers website containing documents relating to World War I, along with links to the document images here.

Edison Papers and Innovation

Check out "THE YEAR OF INNOVATION" series which explores our documents as a compliment to the Thomas Edison National Historical Park programs. Want to know more about New Jersey's Innovative Spirit? Check out 350 Days of New Jersey Innovation and follow our twitter feed at #NJ350Inno for 350 tweets on NJ Innovations.

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Play Ball, Mr. Edison!

Did you know Edison was a huge baseball fan? Read more about it here!

Edison's New Jersey

You can't go far in NJ without seeing a sign that says Washington Slept Here, but what NJabout Edison Slept here?!

This robust map shows the important sites in New Jersey related to the life, naps and work of Thomas Edison!