September 21, 2018

Primary Source Spotlight: Inventors & Inventions

Inventor primary source setsAlexander Graham Bell Thomas A. Edison Benjamin Franklin Elias Howe Elisah Graves Otis The Inventive Wright Brothers Inventor primary source set from American Memory Inventor image set Books about inventors 1844-1939 Inventor related legislationInvention primary source setsElevator Ice cream cone Kinetographic camera Photophone Sewing machine Steamboat TelegraphPrimary source collectionsAmerica’s First Look into the … [Read more...]

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 inventions.Thomas A. Edison biographyThomas A. Edison … [Read more...]