The American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE) invited the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) of Great Britain to visit the United States and to hold a joint meeting in connection with the International Electrical Congress at the St. Louis World’s Fair in September 1904. The AIEE also invited the IEE and members of other European electrical engineering societies to join a circular ten-city tour, visiting important industrial centers, starting in Boston, and ending 3,000 miles later in Philadelphia.
Dr. Mary Ann Hellrigel
Since January 2016, Mary Ann Hellrigel, Ph.D. has served as the Archivist and Institutional Historian at the IEEE History Center as well as the manager of the oral history program. Dr. Hellrigel is the recipient of the 1993 IEEE Life Members History Fellowship (which is funded by donations to the IEEE Life Members Fund). Dr. Hellrigel has a bachelor’s degree in History from Rutgers University, a master’s degree in Public History from UC-Santa Barbara, and a Ph.D. in History of Technology and Science from Case Western Reserve University. She has served as a Research Associate at the Thomas A. Edison Papers Project and has taught history of technology at a number of universities in the United States, including at California State University, Chico, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Stevens Institute of Technology.
Mary Ann has widely published and presented papers on Edison and early electric power and has consulted on related exhibits and documentaries. She has been active in the Society for the History of Technology, having served on several prize committees.
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