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Thomas Alva Edison project : oral history, 1965-1975.

Project: Thomas Alva Edison project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcripts: 1048 pages Sound recordings: 18 reels Sound recordings: 10 sound cassettes
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Scope and Contents

Interviews with family members and associates of Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) illuminate his character, personality, and motivation. The appearance and arrangement of the family home and the laboratory in West Orange, New Jersey are described, and specific projects carried on in the laboratory are recalled. Earlier recordings prepared by the Edison National Historic Site are included. Participants and pagination of transcripts: Harold S. Anderson, 32; Harold S. Anderson, 13; Edward K. Cary, 19; John C.F. Coakley, 27; John C.F. and Thelda Coakley, 68; Edward J. Daly, 38; Charles W. Durr, 39; Charles W. Durr, 25; Theodore Edison, 27; Theodore Edison, 179; Karl Ehricke, 30; Samuel Gardner, 39; Thomas Halstrom, 31; William H. Hand, 39; A.E. Johnson, 53; Paul Kasakove, 47; Roderic Peters, 47; Madeleine Edison Sloane, 76; Norman R. Speiden, 42; Norman R. Speiden, 48; Ernest L. Stevens, 47; Lillian Warren, 33; and Lillian Warren, 48.


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