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

Selected Bibliography

General Biographies

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

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