Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
These records consists of film and sound elements for the film, "Thomas Edison and His Amazing Invention Factory." This 28 minute film was made in 1979 to accompany the exhibition, "Edison: Lighting a Revolution" at the National Museum of History and Technology. The film was a biographical piece featuring the invention of electric light and the founding of research labs. It won the 1980 CINE Golden Eagle Award and musical commentary is by the Iron Clad Agreement.
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- Edison: Lighting a Revolution (Exhibition) (1980: Washington, D.C.)
- Thomas A. Edison and His Amazing Invention Factories (Motion picture : 1979)
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-134, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions