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RQ-255611-17

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

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.

[Grant products]

Project fields:
History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine; U.S. History

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$525,000 (approved)
$525,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2017 – 9/30/2020


RQ-230488-15

Rutgers University, New Brunswick (New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8559)
Paul B. Israel (Project Director: December 2014 to present)

The Papers of Thomas A. Edison (Volume 9)

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

The Papers of Thomas A. Edison is a fifteen-volume book edition that will contain 6,500 transcribed and annotated letters, notebook entries, autobiographical writings, and other documents from Edison's lengthy career. This proposal seeks funding to complete the editing of Volume 9: Competing Interests (1888-1889).

[Grant products]

Project fields:
History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$350,000 (approved)
$350,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2015 – 9/30/2017


RQ-50750-13

Rutgers University, New Brunswick (New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8559)
Paul B. Israel (Project Director: December 2012 to present)

The Papers of Thomas A. Edison

Preparation for publication of two volumes (completing volume 8 and beginning volume 9) of the papers of inventor Thomas Edison (1847-1931), covering the period 1885-1889. (36 months)

The Papers of Thomas A. Edison is a fifteen-volume book edition that will contain 6,500 transcribed and annotated letters, notebook entries, autobiographical writings, and other documents from Edison’s lengthy career. This proposal seeks funding to complete Volume 8: New Beginnings (1885–1887) and to begin work on Volume 9: Competing Interests (1888–1889). These volumes cover Edison's return to full-time research, the building and start of operations of his largest research and development laboratory, and his changing family situation as he marries his second wife, Mina Miller, daughter of a cofounder of the first Chautauqua Sunday School Assembly, and starts a new family. Among the major themes will be Edison’s threatened position in the American electric power industry and his diversified research agenda, which includes basic scientific research in electromagnetism, new telecommunications projects, electric light and power, audio technology, ore milling and motion pictures.

[Grant products]

Project fields:
History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$350,000 (approved)
$350,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2013 – 8/31/2015


RQ-50570-11

Rutgers University, New Brunswick (New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8559)
Paul B. Israel (Project Director: November 2010 to present)

The Papers of Thomas A. Edison (2011-2014)

Completion of volume 8 and the beginning of work on volume 9 of the Papers of Thomas Edison, covering the period 1885-1889. (36 months)

The Papers of Thomas A. Edison is a fifteen-volume book edition that will contain 6,500 transcribed and annotated letters, notebook entries, experimental drawings, legal agreements, marketing plans, autobiographical writings, and other documents from Edison's lengthy career. This proposal primarily seeks funding to complete Volume 8 (1885-1887). In this volume Edison remarries and returns to full-time laboratory research, building a large new laboratory near his home in West Orange, New Jersey. Edison continues research on electric light technology, develops a growing interest in scientific research and renews his work on telecommunications technology and sound recording. We also will begin work on Volume 9, which focuses on the battle between DC and AC electrical systems during which Edison plays a major role in the debate over the use of electrocution for capital crimes. He also develops an improved phonograph, begins work on motion pictures, and makes a celebrated visit to Paris.

[Grant products][Media coverage]

Project fields:
History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$450,000 (approved)
$450,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2011 – 8/31/2013


RQ-50364-09

Rutgers University, New Brunswick (New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8559)
Paul B. Israel (Project Director: November 2008 to present)

The Papers of Thomas A. Edison

Preparation for the print publication of Volumes 7 and 8 of the papers of inventor Thomas A. Edison, covering the period of July 1883 through December 1887. (36 months)

The Papers of Thomas A. Edison is a fifteen-volume book edition that will contain 6,500 transcribed and annotated letters, notebook entries, experimental drawings, legal agreements, equipment specifications, marketing plans, autobiographical writings, and other documents from Edison's lengthy career. This proposal seeks funding to complete "Losses and Loyalties" (Volume 7, July 1883 - December 1884) and to work on "New Beginnings" (Volume 8, January 1885 - December 1887). These volumes cover the pioneering era of the electrical industry founded on Edison's technical and business contributions and provide a detailed picture of the day-to-day struggles and innovations that delivered electric light and power into the world marketplace. During this period Edison also survives the crises of his first wife's death, remarries, returns to work on telecommunications technology, and opens his last and largest research and development laboratory.

[Grant products][Media coverage]

Project fields:
History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$350,000 (approved)
$350,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2009 – 9/30/2011


RQ-50272-07

Rutgers University, New Brunswick (New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8559)
Paul B. Israel (Project Director: November 2006 to present)

The Papers of Thomas A. Edison

Completion of Volume 7 and editorial work on Volumes 8 and 9 of the Papers of Thomas A. Edison. (36 months)

The Papers of Thomas A. Edison is a fifteen-volume book edition that will contain about 6,500 transcribed and annotated letters, notebook entries, experimental drawings, legal agreements, equipment specifications, marketing plans, autobiographical writings, and other documents from Edison's lengthy career. Each volume contains sketches and drawings from notebooks, photographs and drawings of artifacts, and illustrations from contemporary publications. When published in this scholarly edition, they reveal not only how Edison achieved such success but illuminate the contexts for his innovations and the growing importance of technology to modern life. The Papers of Thomas A. Edison make the complex documentary legacy of Edison more generally comprehensible while improving access to the daunting mass of Edison-related documents and objects that exist in historical sites and private collections worldwide.

Project fields:
History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$300,000 (approved)
$300,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2007 – 6/30/2009


RQ-50125-06

Rutgers University, New Brunswick (New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8559)
Paul B. Israel (Project Director: November 2004 to present)

Thomas A. Edison Papers

Completion of Volume 6 and continued editorial work on Volume 7 of the Papers of Thomas Edison. (36 months)

The Thomas A. Edison Papers is a major documentary editing project that is collecting, selecting, editing, and publishing the correspondence, laboratory notes, and other technical and business records of America's most creative and prolific inventor. This proposal seeks funding to support two editors and a graduate assistant to work on Volumes 6 and 7 of the book edition of the Papers of Thomas A. Edison. The work of these two editors and a graduate assistant is vital to the timely publication of the book edition.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$330,000 (approved)
$330,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2005 – 6/30/2007


RQ-50015-04

Rutgers University, New Brunswick (New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8559)
Paul B. Israel (Project Director: August 2002 to present)

The Thomas A. Edison Papers

Part V (1911-1920) of the six-part image (microfilm) edition and Volume 6 (Apr. 1881-Mar. 1883) of the 15-volume book edition. (12 months)

The Thomas A. Edison Papers is a major documentary editing project that is collecting, selecting, editing, and publishing the correspondence, laboratory notes, and other technical and business records of the nation's most creative and prolific inventor. During the period of the proposed grant, the arrangement, selection, and target preparation for Part V (1911-1920) of the six-part image (microfilm) edition will be completed; Vol. 5 (Jan. 1879-Mar.1881) of the 15-volume book edition will be published; Vol. 6 (Apr. 1881-Mar. 1883) will be edited and sent to press; and the editing of Vol. 7 (Apr. 1883-Oct.1884) will begin.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$230,000 (approved)
$230,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2003 – 6/30/2004


RZ-20444-00

Rutgers University, New Brunswick (New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8559)
Robert A. Rosenberg (Project Director: September 1998 to March 2003)
Paul B. Israel (Project Director: March 2003 to present)

Thomas A. Edison Papers

The continuing preparation of an edition of the papers of Thomas A. Edison.

Project fields:
History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine; Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Collaborative Research

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$342,000 (approved)
$342,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/1999 – 11/30/2002


RZ-20130-98

Rutgers University, New Brunswick (New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8559)
Robert A. Rosenberg (Project Director: September 1996 to present)

The Thomas A. Edison Papers

To support the continuing preparation of an edition of the papers of Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931), prominent American inventor and businessman.

Project fields:
History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine; Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Collaborative Research

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$250,000 (approved)
$250,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/1997 – 11/30/1999


RE-21281-95

Rutgers University, New Brunswick (New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8559)
Robert A. Rosenberg (Project Director: June 1994 to present)

Thomas A. Edison Papers

To support the preparation of an edition of the papers of Thomas A. Edison.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Editions

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$320,000 (approved)
$320,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/1995 – 11/30/1997


RE-21103-93

Rutgers University, New Brunswick (New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8559)
Robert A. Rosenberg (Project Director: June 1992 to present)

Thomas A. Edison Papers

To support the preparation of microfilm and book editions of the papers of Thomas A. Edison.

Project fields:
History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine; Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Editions

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$275,000 (approved)
$275,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/1993 – 11/30/1995


RP-21743-93

Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD 21218-2625)
Robert J. Brugger (Project Director: March 1993 to present)

The Papers of Thomas A. Edison, Vol. 3, Menlo Park: The Early Years, Reese V. Jenkins, et al., eds.

To support the publication of a volume of the papers of Thomas A. Edison.

Project fields:
History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Program:
Scholarly Publications

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$7,000 (approved)
$7,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1993 – 12/31/1994


RE-20975-92

Rutgers University, New Brunswick (New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8559)
Reese V. Jenkins (Project Director: June 1990 to present)

Thomas A. Edison Papers

To support continuing preparation of microfilm and print editions of selected papers of Thomas Edison.

Project fields:
History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Program:
Editions

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$250,000 (approved)
$250,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/1991 – 11/30/1993


RH-21014-91

Rutgers University, New Brunswick (New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8559)
Paul B. Israel (Project Director: October 1990 to present)

Biography of Thomas A. Edison

To support the research and writing of a biography of Thomas A. Edison that will locate him, his colleagues, and his laboratories within the context of American technical creativity and entrepreneurship of the 19th century.

[Grant products]

Project fields:
History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Program:
Humanities, Science, and Technology

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$98,000 (approved)
$98,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1991 – 9/30/1993


RP-21425-91

Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD 21218-2625)
Robert J. Brugger (Project Director: April 1991 to present)

The Papers of Thomas A. Edison, Vol 2: From Workshop to Laboratory, edited by Reese V. Jenkins et al.

To support publication of a volume of the papers of Thomas A. Edison which covers the years 1873 to 1876, when the inventor established his first research laboratories in New Jersey.

Project fields:
History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Program:
Scholarly Publications

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$7,000 (approved)
$7,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1991 – 9/30/1992


RE-20784-89

Rutgers University, New Brunswick (New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8559)
Reese V. Jenkins (Project Director: June 1988 to present)

Thomas A. Edison Papers

To support the continuing preparation of a selected microfilm edition and a selected print edition of the papers of Thomas Edison.

Project fields:
History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Program:
Editions

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$234,290 (approved)
$234,290 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/1989 – 11/30/1991


RE-20671-88

Rutgers University, New Brunswick (New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8559)
Reese V. Jenkins (Project Director: June 1986 to present)

Thomas A. Edison Papers

To support the preparation of selective microfilm and print editions of the papers of Thomas A. Edison.

Project fields:
History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Program:
Editions

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$110,000 (approved)
$110,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/1987 – 11/30/1989


RE-20341-84

Rutgers University, New Brunswick (New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8559)
Reese V. Jenkins (Project Director: October 1983 to present)

The Papers of Thomas A. Edison

To provide continuing support for the microfilm and book edition of the papers of Thomas A. Edison.

Project fields:
History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine; History, General

Program:
Editions

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$151,850 (approved)
$151,850 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/1984 – 11/30/1987


RE-20076-82

Rutgers University, New Brunswick (New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8559)
Reese V. Jenkins (Project Director: October 1980 to present)

Thomas A. Edison Papers

To support preparation of a microfilm edition for scholars and one volume of a book of the correspondence, notes and other materials of Thomas A. Edison as part of the ongoing Edison Papers project.

Project fields:
History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine; History, General

Program:
Editions

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$89,410 (approved)
$89,410 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/1981 – 11/30/1984