July 22, 2017

Today in History: Thomas A. Edison

Today in History–August 12–the Library of Congress features scientist and inventor Thomas A. Edison, who is credited with completing the model of the first phonograph on this day in 1877.  Find out more about the “wizard of Menlo Park” by visiting the Today in History section, where you’ll also find links to other Library sound collections. Then click the links below to access more resources and primary sources related to Edison and other inventors and inventions.

Inventing Entertainment: the Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies

Thomas A. Edison bio & timeline

Thomas A. Edison stories from America’s Library

Legislation related to Thomas A. Edison

Thomas A. Edison primary source set from American Memory

Thomas A. Edison image set

Thomas A. Edison historical newspaper coverage (through 1922)

Primary Source Spotlight: Inventors & Inventions

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