The award-winning Thomas A. Edison Papers Project (Rutgers University) is accepting applications for a 2007 — 2008 Fellowship in Documentary Editing sponsored by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). The fellowship is for a calendar year commencing 1 September 2007. The successful applicant will work full-time with editors of the Edison Papers on the Rutgers Livingston Campus in Piscataway, N.J. The Fellow will receive training in all aspects of historical editing while contributing to the project’s on-line and book editions. He or she will work principally on Volume 7 of the Papers of Thomas A. Edison (1883 — 1884), the period in which Edison adapted both his technological systems and business models to develop new markets for electric light and power in North and South America, Europe, Britain, and Asia. The Fellow will participate in the selection of documents, transcription, research and writing of annotation, creation of appendices, preparation of illustrations, and copyediting of the manuscript; and in the preparation of notes on available documents for Volume 8. The Fellow will also assist with selecting, editing, and digitizing documents gathered from external repositories that will be integrated into our online edition. In addition, he or she will have opportunities to work with the director on fundraising, outreach, and teaching initiatives. Qualifications for the fellowship include a Ph.D. in History, preferably with an emphasis in Business History or the History of Technology, and knowledge of late nineteenth and early twentieth century American history. The applicant should also have excellent writing and research skills and a collegial spirit. The award is $42,000 plus benefits. Prospective applicants may learn more about the Thomas A. Edison Papers at our website ( or from director Dr. Paul Israel ([email protected]).