Thomas A. Edison Papers Digital Image Edition

Digital Archive and Document Library

Since our massive project began in 1978, a team of editors and scholars has been turning this incomparable trove of Edisonia into a premier educational resource.

Nearly 200,000 document images are accessible through the digital image edition. Included are documents from the archives of the Thomas Edison National Historical Park, scanned from Parts I-III of the Microfilm Edition, along with items from nearly 150 other repositories and private collections. (View a document sampler of selected images.) The edition also includes PDFs of Edison's 1,093 U.S. Patents and over 500 Motion Picture Catalogs by American Producers and Distributors, 1894–1908 accessible through the New Jersey Digital Highway.

Through its integrated structure and ease of access, the Digital Edition provides powerful search capabilities enabling users to search for authors, recipients, and names mentioned in a database of 143,500 document records and 23,300 names.

The Digital Edition was created with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.


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