What happened to the women and girls who worked for Thomas Edison?
February 19, 2014 3:35 PM Subscribe
Are there any journals in existence that were kept by women or girls who worked for Thomas Edison in the 1880s/1890s? More inside.
posted by Miss T.Horn to Society & Culture (6 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for first-person accounts written by women and girls who worked for Edison. He employed hundreds of women, especially to make his talking dolls. But the NJ Historical Society doesn't seem to yield much in this regard, nor does Rutgers. Or am I looking in the wrong place? Where might I find some Victorian-era women's, or girls', journals from New Jersey? Surely at least ONE woman would have recounted her experience working for him, or voicing recordings for him.
Any leads appreciated.