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Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8559)
Paul B. Israel (Project Director: December 2016 to December 2021)

Scholarly Editions and Translations
Research Programs

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Totals (outright + matching):
$525,000 (approved)
$525,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2017 – 9/30/2020

Papers of Thomas A. Edison

Preparation for publication of volumes 9 and 10 of the selected papers of inventor Thomas Edison (1847-1931), covering the period 1888-1892. (36 months)

The Papers of Thomas A. Edison is a fifteen-volume scholarly edition that will contain 5,500 transcribed and annotated documents from Edison's lengthy career. This application seeks funding to complete Volume 9: Competing Interests (1888-1889) and begin the editing of Volume 10: Always Something New (1890-April 1892). These volumes cover an important period in Edison's advancement of industrial research management and in his work with recorded sound, motion pictures, electric railways and ore milling. It is also a period of famous business rivalries that determined the future of electrification in the United States, and of Edison's profound influence on America's technological imagination. These volumes will be published by Johns Hopkins University Press.