George Wise was a former General Electric (GE) employee and historian of Thomas Edison, Willis R. Whitney, GE, and the US Industrial Research.
General Electric's Century: A History of General Electric from its Origins to 1986 is an unpublished manuscript. The manuscript will be helpful to researchers seeking background information about General Electric, which was founded in Schenectady, New York. The manuscript's chapter titles include: "The Old General Electric and the New GE;" "Edison and General Electric;" "Shoemakers;" "Schenectady, Strikes and Socialists;" "Virtous Cycles;" "Progressivism to Prgoress;" "How the Robots Didn't Devour Schenectady;" "Plastic Edicson;" and "Second Century."
Additional information about General Electric can be found in related collections in the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives including the records of Helen Quirini (APAP102), IUE Local 301 (APAP023), and Associated Industries of New York State, Inc.
This collection has no series.
All items in this manuscript group were donated to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, by George Wise prior to March 1993.
Processed by: Amy C. Schindler in 2005.
Collection record created by: Amy C. Schindler
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Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, George Wise Papers, circa 1989. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as [shortened name]).