The Edgerton Digital Collections project celebrates the spirit of a great pioneer, Harold "Doc" Edgerton, inventor, entrepreneur, explorer and beloved MIT professor. This site is for all who share Doc Edgerton's philosophy of "Work hard. Tell everyone everything you know. Close a deal with a handshake. Have fun!"


Aerial Reconnaissance in WW2

Like every corner of MIT, the Strobe Lab was highly mobilized to serve the military. Major Goddard visited Edgerton during... Read more >


Doc's Notebooks

Doc's daily note-taking resulted in over 8,000 pages of... Read more >

Fathoming the Oceans

Fathoming the Oceans

Edgerton was intrigued by the unique engineering challenges of underwater research...Read more >