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General Biographies (TOP)

Baldwin, Neil. Edison: Inventing the Century. New York: Hyperion, 1995.

Conot, Robert. Thomas A. Edison: A Streak of Luck. New York: Da Capo Press, Inc., 1979.

Dyer, Frank Lewis, and Thomas C. Martin, Edison, His Life and Inventions. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1910.

Jehl, Francis. Menlo Park Reminiscences. New York: Dover Publications, 1990.

Josephson, Matthew. Edison: A Biography. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1959.

Melosi, Martin V. Thomas A. Edison and the Modernization of America. Glenview, Illinois: Scott, Foresman/Little, Brown Higher Education, 1990.

Millard, Andre. Edison and the Business of Innovation. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990.

Wachhorst, Wyn. Thomas Alva Edison, an American Myth. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 1981.

Motion Pictures (TOP)

Bendazzi, Giannalberto. Cartoons: One Hundred Years of Cinema Animation. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1994.

Bowser, Eileen. The Transformation of Cinema, 1907-1915 (vol. 2 in History of the American Cinema). New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1990.

Dickson, W. K. L., and Antonia Dickson, History of the Kinetograph, Kinetoscope & Kinetophonograph. New York: Arno Press & The New York Times, 1970 (originally published in 1895).

Hendricks, Gordon. The Kinetoscope: America's First Commercially Successful Motion Picture Exhibitor. New York: Theodore Gaus' Sons, Inc., 1966.

Hendricks, Gordon. The Edison Motion Picture Myth. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1961.

Horwitz, Rita, and Harriet Harrison, preparers. The George Kleine Collection of Early Motion Pictures in the Library of Congress: A Catalog. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1980.

Loughney, Patrick G. A Descriptive Analysis of The Library of Congress Paper Print Collection and Related Copyright Materials. Ph.D. diss., The George Washington University, 1988.

Musser, Charles. Before the Nickelodeon: Edwin S. Porter and the Edison Manufacturing Company. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991.

Musser, Charles. Edison Motion Pictures, 1890-1900: An Annotated Filmography. Smithsonian Institution Press, 1997.

Musser, Charles. The Emergence of Cinema (vol. 1 in History of the American Cinema). New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1990.

Musser, Charles. Thomas A. Edison and His Kinetographic Motion Pictures. New Brunswick: New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1995.

Niver, Kemp R. Early Motion Pictures: The Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1985.

Robinson, David. From Peep Show to Palace: The Birth of American Film. New York: Columbia University Press, 1996.

Sound Recordings (TOP)

American Folklife Center. Ethnic Recordings in America: A Neglected Heritage. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1982.

Cohen-Stratyner, Barbara, ed. Popular Music, 1900-1919. Detroit: Gale Research Inc., 1988.

Edison Amberola Monthly. [trade journal]

Edison Diamond Points. [trade journal]

Edison Phonograph Monthly. [trade journal]

Edison Records [catalog]. Orange, New Jersey: Thomas A. Edison, Inc., ca. 1928.

Edison Records of Music That Lives. Orange, New Jersey: Thomas A. Edison, Inc., ca. 1923.

Ewen, David. All the Years of American Popular Music. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1977.

Frow, George L. The Edison Disc Phonographs and the Diamond Discs: A History with Illustrations. Kent, United Kingdom: Flo-Print, 1982.

Gelatt, Roland. The Fabulous Phonograph: From Tin Foil to High Fidelity. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1955.

Gruber, Paul, ed. The Metropolitan Guide to Recorded Opera. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1993.

Harvith, John, and Susan Edwards Harvith, eds. Edison, Musicians, and the Phonograph: A Century in Retrospect. New York: Greenwood Press, 1987.

Heier, Uli, and Rainer E. Lotz. The Banjo on Record: A Bio-Discography. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1993.

Kinkle, Roger D. The Complete Encyclopedia of Popular Music and Jazz, 1900-1950. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House Publishers, 1974.

Koenigsberg, Allen. Edison Cylinder Records, 1889-1912. New York: Stellar Productions, 1969.

Kurdyla, John Paul, Jr. When Music Was Magic: History, Phonographs and Gramophones from 1879 to 1939. [Italy: s.n.], 1987.

Lissauer, Bob. Lissauer's Encyclopedia of Popular Music in America, 1888 to the Present. New York: Facts on File, 1996.

Marco, Guy A., ed. Encyclopedia of Recorded Sound in the United States. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1993.

Millard, Andre. America on Record: A History of Recorded Sound. Cambridge University Press, 1995.

Read, Oliver, and Walter L. Welch. From Tin Foil to Stereo: Evolution of the Phonograph. Indianapolis: Howard W. Sams & Co., Inc., 1959.

Sanjek, Russell. American Popular Music and Its Business: The First Four Hundred Years, III, From 1900 to 1984. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.

Shapiro, Nat, and Bruce Pollock, eds. Popular Music, 1920-1979. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1985.

Slonimsky, Nicolas. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 7th ed. New York: Schirmer Books, 1984.

Wile, Raymond R., comp. Edison Disc Recordings. Philadelphia: Eastern National Park and Monument Association, 1978.

Edison Sites on the World Wide Web (TOP)

Edison Birthplace Museum

Edison National Historic Site (The National Park Service)

Thomas A. Edison Papers

Winter Estates of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, Fort Myers, Florida

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