The Edison Papers

Over five million pages of documents.

Collage of Edison images.

Over Five Million Pages of Documents... chronicle one of the most creative technical innovators in the history of the world—Thomas Alva Edison. For decades these materials were largely neglected, hidden behind walls of reinforced concrete archive vaults, virtually inaccessible to the general public. That has changed dramatically. Thanks to the tireless work of the Thomas A. Edison Papers at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, the daily record of Edison's extraordinary life and achievements is coming to light.