This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to the production and commercial development of motion picture films, cameras, and projectors. Included are items pertaining to film prices, film distribution, color photography, and the activities of competitors. Among the documents for 1906 are letters concerning the construction of Edison's motion picture studio in the Bronx and the marketing of motion pictures in Germany. The correspondents include William E. Gilmore, vice president and general manager of the Edison Manufacturing Co.; Alex T. Moore, manager of the Kinetograph Department; F. K. Dolbeer, manager of the Credit Department; Leonard C. McChesney, manager of the Advertising Department; and William Pelzer, counsel in the Legal Department. There are also numerous letters by John R. Schermerhorn, chairman of directors of the London-based Edison Manufacturing Co., Ltd., and Thomas Graf, managing director of Edison Gesellschaft in Berlin.
Approximately 70 percent of the documents have been selected. The items not selected include letters from the Ives Process Co. concerning stereoscopic transparencies; canceled construction contracts for work on the Bronx studio; letters of transmittal or acknowledgment; and documents that duplicate information in selected material.