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Martinson Family Donates Edison Collection to College

Martinson Family Donates Edison Collection to College

John and Eileen Martinson have donated their personal collection of Thomas Alva Edison artifacts and memorabilia to the Thomas Edison State University Foundation, one of the largest private collections of Edison memorabilia in the country.

The collection contains more than 1,500 pieces and includes framed advertisements and promotional materials, signage, patents, artwork and several products invented by Edison, including phonographs, mimeographs, an Ediphone, light bulbs, fans and several appliances.

The collection will be publically displayed in the school’s public buildings in Trenton, N.J.