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Thomas A. Edison Papers

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A project that narrates Edison's life and work through his documents

Who We Are

The Thomas A. Edison Papers Project, a research center at Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences, is one of the most ambitious editing projects ever undertaken by an American university. For decades, the 5 million pages of documents that chronicle the extraordinary life and achievements of Thomas Alva Edison remained hidden and inaccessible to members of the general public. Since the massive project began in 1978, a team of editors/scholars has been turning this incomparable trove of Edisonia into a premier educational resource.

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Explore Edison's Documents

A to-do list from one of Edison's
notebooks, circa 1888


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Last Updated: 05/05/2017 , taep@rci.rutgers.edu

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