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These records cover the period 1899-1931. They consist of minutes from meetings of the stockholders and directors of EPCCo. Included are copies of the company's articles of incorporation and bylaws; copies of its contract of June 9, 1899, with Edison; and lists of stockholders. The subjects covered include the election and resignation of officers; the appointment of managers and sales representatives; reports by senior officers and managers; corporate reorganizations; and company finances. Specific discussions involve the construction, operations, and capacity of the company's works at Stewartsville, New Jersey. Some of the minutes concern the explosion and fire of March 2, 1903, at Stewartsville and subsequent alterations at the site. Other entries pertain to product quality, packing materials, sales, and trade associations. There is also discussion of labor conditions, including a reliance upon Mexican quarrymen during the First World War.
The Edison National Historical Park contains a set of EPCCo minute books on microfilm, which was generated during the 1940s for the Secretarial Department of Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Except for two volumes covering the period November 1920-August 1929, the original EPCCo minutes cannot be located. The minute books presented in this edition constitute a mix of original documents and photocopies produced from the Secretarial Department's microfilm.