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    Thomas Edison

    National Historical Park New Jersey

Theodore Edison Collection Returns to Park

February 04, 2014 Posted by: Edward Wirth, Archivist

Theodore Edison, probably in the 1930s. Over 500 boxes of archival material originally belonging to Theodore Edison and donated to the Park in the 1990s have been organized by History Associates (HA), a Rockville, Maryland, company that processes archival collections. HA staffers picked up the material in March 2011 and returned it in September 2013. The documents include business records of Thomas A. Edison, Inc., records of Calibron Products, Theodore's own business that employed many former TAE engineers after the laboratory wound down operations in the 1930s, material covering Theodore's interest in the preservation of Monhegan Island off the coast of Maine, and correspondence touching on his many charitable and political interests. The collection is not open for research yet, but should become so in the coming year!

This news was recently shared in The Lab Notebook, an online newsletter put out quarterly by the park. Check out the latest edition, as well as past editions, here!

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Building 11 reconstructed in the laboratory courtyard.

Thomas Edison National Historical Park has one of the most traveled buildings in the Park Service. Building #11 was shipped to the Henry Ford museum in Dearborn, MI in 1940 at the request of Henry Ford. No longer needed, it was shipped back to the park in 2003. - In all, it traveled 1200 miles.