Thomas Edison’s West Orange Lab Detailed in New Book The Thomas A. Edison Papers at Rutgers University Releases 8th Volume in Award-Winning Series on American Inventor NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – February 10, 2016 – The Thomas A. Edison Papers today announced that it has launched the 8th volume of its award-winning book series on the American inventor. The book focuses on the period of Thomas Edison’s life during which he constructed the West Orange laboratory and offers new revelations about Edison’s innovation process.