Get your popcorn ready! After a lengthy delay, Volume 9 should be available this spring as a PDF via Project Muse. Project Muse is the digital platform used by Johns Hopkins University Press. In addition, Volumes 1-8, already in PDF format on Project Muse, will also be made available as open-source content. The editors at The Edison Papers have finished reviewing and correcting the page proofs and are currently compiling the index for Volume 9. Look for our announcement that Volume 9, The Papers of Thomas A. Edison, Competing Interests is live on Project Muse.
We are very excited to announce Volume 8 is now available. Be sure to order your copy of The Papers of Thomas A. Edison: New Beginnings, January 1885-December 1887 (Volume 8). As you will see below, we have been busy. Our new blog, Edison Findings is now live (see below). We want to thank National Endowment for the Humanities, National Historical Publications and Records Commission and The New Jersey Historical Commission for their continued support. And we want to thank all of you who have donated this year. Please consider making a year-end donation or a scheduled donation for next year. Your donations help!
Congratulations to all our editors - Volume 8 is at the printer! We look forward to seeing a hardcopy late next summer. Be sure to add your name to our mailing list for the announcement. If you haven't seen it, check out our series, Edison and the Rise of Innovation. This month we have added From Menlo Park to West Orange, which details transitions in his personal life as well as his research space. In January, American Experience: Edison, was released on PBS; it features Edison Paper editors Paul Israel, Bob Rosenberg and Lisa Gittleman. And lastly, let's give a big birthday wish to Thomas Edison.
Did you know The Thomas Edison Papers is a cooperative project between Rutgers University and Thomas Edison National Historical Park in West Orange? What was originally thought to be one million pages of Edison's lab notebooks and letters turned out to be around five million pages! During this next year we are participating in the National Park Service's "YEAR OF INNOVATION" series by highlighting and exploring documents available in our editions and offering suggested readings. Be sure to check back each month for a new Edison study banner!
Exciting things are happening at the Edison Papers. We find a new insight nearly every day into one of America's most creative minds. Did you know Edison was a Shakespeare enthusiast? Keep reading to find out which was his favorite play. This newsletter starts a new series on Edison and poetry, beginning with "Did Edison Record Walt Whitman?"
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We are pleased to announce that Johns Hopkins University Press has published Losses and Loyalties (April 1883-December 1884), Volume 7 of The Papers of Thomas A. Edison.
A book party to 03/20/20122011 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the Rutgers Visitor Center, 100 Sutphen Rd. on the Busch Campus in Piscataway, N.J. We are very please to announce noted biographer Edmund Morris will be joining us and will share some of his views of Thomas Edison and Edison's historical significance during the event. Dont miss this special guest and his comments.
In the face of these significant budget cuts we nonetheless have continued to move steadily ahead with our efforts to document the Edisonian legacy. We are pleased to announce that Volume 7 is at the printers - look for its release next fall. This volume covers Edison's efforts to replicate the success of his New York central station in scores of U.S. towns and cities, as well as in Europe and Latin America. It also revises several long-standing assumptions about Edison's domestic life and offers the most thorough research to date on the health and death of his first wife, Mary Stilwell Edison.
There are many exciting things going on at The Edison Papers these days. From Michigan to Manhattan, from Edison, NJ to Washington DC, the Edison Papers are developing new media for sharing our knowledge about innovation and one of the greatest inventors, Thomas Edison.
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