Outside Repositories and Private Collections

The documents in Parts I-V of the image edition were selected from among the approximately 5 million pages of Edison-related material in the archives of the National Park Service's Thomas Edison National Historical Park (TENHP) in West Orange, N.J. However, thousands of additional documents have been located in more than one hundred repositories and private collections. Especially significant are the collections of Edison documents at the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village Research Center, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Library of Congress, National Archives, New-York Historical Society, New York Public Library, Smithsonian Institution, Wichita State University, and Yale University and the private collection of Charles Hummel. Additional collections of family correspondence owned by the Charles Edison Fund, Edison-Ford Winter Estates, Chautauqua Institution, and David E. E. Sloane can be found in the Edison-Miller Family Records Series.

The link on each title on this page leads to the title of the appropriate repository, auction house, or private collection on the  "Volume/Folder List" page. Those titles are linked to their appropriate editorial descriptions ("targets"). The small horizontal arrows () next to the titles on the  "Volume/Folder List" page lead back to the appropriate repository, auction house, or private collection on this page.

Series Notes


Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Beverly Hills, Cal. -- Margaret Herrick Library
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Washington, D.C.
American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, N.Y.
American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Mass.
American Institute of Physics, College Park, Md. -- Center for the History of Physics -- Niels Bohr Library
American Philosophical Society Library, Philadelphia, Pa.
ASM International, Materials Park, Ohio
Archives Nationales, Paris, France
AT&T Archives, Warren, N.J.
Boston Public Library, Boston, Mass. -- Department of Rare Books and Manuscripts
Brown University, Providence, R.I. -- The John Hay Library
BT Archives, London, UK
Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa. -- Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation
Centre Canadien d'Architecture, Montreal, Canada
Centro Cultural Alfa, Monterrey, Mexico
Charles Edison Fund Collection, Newark, N.J.
Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, N.Y.
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
Columbia University, New York, N.Y. -- Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cornell University Library, Ithaca, N.Y. -- Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Dartmouth College Library, Hanover, N.H. -- Special Collections: Archives, Manuscripts, Rare Books
Denver Public Library, Denver, Col. -- Western History/Genealogy Department
Detroit Public Library, Detroit, Mich.
Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa. -- Boyd Lee Spahr Library Special Collections
Edison-Ford Winter Estates, Fort Myers, Fla.
Essex County Hall of Records, Newark, N.J.
Filson Club Historical Society, Louisville, Ky.
Foundation of the Postal and Telecommunication Museum, Budapest, Hungary
Franklin Institute Science Museum, Philadelphia, Pa.
George Eastman House, Rochester, N. Y.
Georgetown University Library, Washington, D.C. -- Special Collections Division
Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Del.
Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village Research Center, Dearborn, Mich.
Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.
Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, Cal. -- Department of Manuscripts
Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind. -- Lilly Library -- Manuscripts Department
Institution of Electrical Engineers Archives, London, UK
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md. -- Milton S. Eisenhower Library -- Special Collections
Jones Library, Inc., Amherst, Mass.
Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, Kan. -- Library and Archives Division
Lehigh University Library, Bethlehem, Pa. -- Special Collections
Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Can.
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. -- Manuscript Division
Loyola University Chicago Archives, Chicago, Ill.
Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, Mass.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries, Cambridge, Mass. -- Institute Archives and Special Collections
McGill University Libraries, Montreal, Canada -- Rare Books & Special Collections Division
Metropolitan Opera Archives, New York, N.Y.
Middleton Place Foundation, Charleston, S.C.
Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis Mo.
National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.
National Archives, Washington, D.C.
National Archives, Northeast Region, New York, N.Y.
National Archives, Northeast Region, Waltham, Mass.
Naval Historical Center, Washington, D.C.
Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln, Neb.
New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord, N.H.
New Jersey Department of State, Trenton, N.J. -- Division of Archives & Records Management
New Jersey Historical Society, Newark, N.J.
New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, N.J.
New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, N.Y.
New York County Division of Old Records, New York, N.Y.
New-York Historical Society, New York, N.Y.
New York Public Library, New York, N.Y. -- Manuscripts and Archives Division
New York Stock Exchange Archives, New York, N.Y.
New York University, New York, N.Y. -- Bobst Library -- University Archives
Niagara Mohawk, Syracuse, N.Y.
North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Raleigh, N.C.
Ohio Historical Society, Columbus. Ohio
Peabody Essex Institute, Salem, Mass. -- Phillips Library
Philadelphia City Archives, Philadelphia, Pa.
Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, N.Y.
Port Huron Museum, Port Huron, Mich.
Post Office Archives, London, UK
Princeton University Libraries, Princeton, N.J. -- Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
Public Record Office, London, UK
Rockefeller Archive Center, Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.
Rutgers University Libraries, New Brunswick, N.J. -- Special Collections and University Archives
Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci), Schenectady, N.Y.
Science Museum, London, U.K.
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C. -- National Museum of American History
Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Cal.-- Special Collections
Syracuse University Library, Syracuse, N.Y. -- Department of Special Collections
University of California, Berkeley, Cal. -- The Bancroft Library
University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, Cal. -- University Library
University of Exeter Library, Exeter, UK
University of Maryland, College Park, Md. -- Library of American Broadcasting
University of Pennsylvania Archives, Philadelphia, Pa.
University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y. -- Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Tenn. -- University Archives and Special Collections
University of Vermont Library, Burlington, Vt. -- Special Collections
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va. -- Special Collections
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. -- Jean and Alexander Heard Library, Special Collections
Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Va.
Webb Shadle Memorial Library, Pleasantville, Iowa
Wesleyan University Library, Middleton, Conn. -- Special Collections & Archives
Wichita State University, Wichita, Kan. -- Special Collections, University Libraries
Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisc.
Yale University Library, New Haven, Conn. -- Manuscripts and Archives


Robert Brisbane Papers
Mary Cicero Collection, Windsor, Ct.
Daniel Del Bagno Collection, Millstone, N.J.
Maurice Fox Papers
Joseph De Mott Fredericks Collection
Gallery of History, Las Vegas, Nev.
Harvey Garrett Collection, Port Jefferson, N.Y.
Charles Hamilton Galleries, Inc., New York, N.Y.
Ann A. Hardy Collection, Rindge, N.H.
Jeff Hardy Collection, Gaithersburg, Md.
Robert Harned Collection, Woodbridge, N.J.
Bob Harr Collection, Horsham, Pa.
Ellen Hartshorne Collection, Philadelphia, Pa.
James A. Hayes Collection, Lafayette, La.
David Heitz Collection, New Hope, Pa.
Gary Hendershott Collection, Little Rock, Ark.
Ernest Hodgdon Collection, Derry, N. H.
Charles Hummel Collection, Wayne, N.J.
Jessie B. Kent Collection, Lakeland, Fla.
William C. Lang Papers
Raymond Lawing Collection, Baltimore, Md.
H. W. Lende Jr. Collection, San Antonio, Tex.
Suzanne H. Meegan Collection, Warwick, R.I.
Scott C. Moses Collection, Rapid City, S.D.
Michael Pritchard Collection, Cardiff, Wales
ProQuest Historical Newspapers
The Raab Collection, Ardmore, Pa.
Joseph R. Sakmyster Collection, Rochester, N.Y.
Alvin J. Salkind Collection
David E. E. Sloane Collection
D. M. Smith Collection, Mundelein, Illinois
Shirley J. Smith Collection, Falls Church, Virginia
Sotheby's, New York, N.Y.
Debera Fulstone Spear Collection, Las Vegas, Nev.
Michael Stas Collection, Elizabeth, N.J.
Meyer Strell Papers
George E. Stringfellow Collection, Arlington, Va.
Swann Galleries, Inc., New York, N.Y.
Godfrey J. Taylor Collection, West Orange, N.J.
Charles Teeple Collection, Jeffersonville, Ind.
Barbara Werle Collection, Grand Isle, Vt.
Wallace W. Whitney Collection
Charles Sumner Williams Papers