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Friends of Thomas Edison National Historical Park
The Friends of Edison, a non-profit organization, help promote the historical, scientific, educational and interpretive activities of Thomas Edison National Historical Park. They help to stimulate interest in the West Orange, Laboratory of Thomas Edison and his home Glenmont. They also assist with planning and sponsoring of special events and conduct fund raising projects.
To contact the Friends of Edison visit them on the web at www.foedison.org or:
Friends of Edison
or call 973-736-2916
The mission of the Edison Innovation Foundation, a New Jersey nonprofit corporation, is to preserve and promote the historical homes, laboratories and papers of Thomas Edison where and in which he invented the products that shaped the modern world. The campaign's results will benefit minorities and children by providing them the necessary skills to pursue careers in science and technology as well as advance a national and international spirit of innovation.
A major goal of the Edison Papers is to produce a selective fifteen-volume book edition of transcribed and annotated documents. The book volumes provide not only an overview of Edison's life and career but also significant resources for understanding the development of electrical and other technology, as well as the emergence of new technology industries.
Did You Know?
In order to compete with his competitor, Edison created the Long Playing Disc. A 10 inch LP was able to play 24 minutes of music and the 12 inch LP was able to play 40 minutes of music. This record had a larger amount of play time compared to the 5 minute Victorian records.