This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to the activities of the National Board of Censorship of Motion Pictures. Included are letters between Charles Sprague Smith, executive chairman of the National Board, and Frank L. Dyer, vice president of the Edison Manufacturing Co., concerning censorship activities, the exhibition of films on Sundays, and the use of motion pictures for educational purposes. There are also numerous reports that "pass," "condemn," or require modifications in individual films, along with a statement of receipts and disbursements for the period June 1909-May 1910.
Approximately 20 percent of the documents have been selected. The items not selected include reports by the National Board and printed eulogies regarding Smith, who died on March 30, 1910.