These documents relate to the operations of Edison's Amidophenol Plant at Silver Lake, New Jersey, which was built during the summer of 1916. Amidophenol, also known as paramidophenol hydrochloride or p-aminophenol, was used in dyes, photo developing, and pharmaceuticals. The selected items include a technical report on chemical synthesis, along with daily production reports bearing Edison's marginalia. The employees mentioned in the documents include manager James T. Phelan and experimenter Peter C. Christensen.
Less than 10 percent of the documents have been selected. The unselected items include materials inventories, financial and accounting documents, and numerous routine daily reports. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.