The General Electric History Story (A Photo History)


Several General Electric History books have been posted in pdf searchable format.  See links below.

We wish to thank Chris Hunter, Vice-president of Collections & Exhibitions at the miSci | Museum of Innovation and Science and the Museum for their kindness and generosity in allowing us to provide these following General Electric History books in electronic format to our Elfun Society of Northern California members:


As stated on their website, miSci | Museum of Innovation and Science exhibitions, educational programs and events are designed “to inspire people to celebrate and explore science and technology past, present, and future.”  “miSci’s archive is an internationally significant collection filled with millions of advertising documents, business records, 2,000 books, 1,300 films, papers, 10,000 patents, and two million photographs relating to the history of the electrical industry and General Electric (GE).”

We hope that our membership will explore miSci and their website.




Introduction of Wileman/US Energy Secretary Video

We have set up a good communication channel with GEH Nuclear in Wilmington to keep our San Jose Elfuns apprised of major events in the GEH Nuclear business.  Attached is a link to a video sent to us from GEH Nuclear communication Leader Catherine Derkosh featuring a recent “fireside chat” between US Energy Secretary (Dan Brouillette) and our GEH Nuclear CEO in Wilmington Jay Wileman and our GE Power Sector Executive Russell Stokes.  The visit with the Energy Secretary provided an opportunity for Jay to highlight the great work of our GEH Nuclear team, recent Lean activities and the work GEH Nuclear is doing to provide carbon-free power to the world.  Clink the video link below to view:




Here is a 1958 APED video of the San Jose Facility that is an excellent account of the early GE Nuclear Days.  Enjoy…