This folder contains correspondence and other documents concerning Edison's charitable contributions, financial assistance, and donations of equipment. The selected items for 1911 pertain to the Young Men's Christian Association and other organizations in Edison's hometown of Port Huron, Michigan; St. Paul's A.M.E. Church in Orange, New Jersey; and the Society of St. Johnland in New York City. One request for phonographs and records bears a notation by Edison that "if I should comply with all the requests made as she makes it would break the Bank of England."
Less than 1 percent of the documents have been selected. The unselected letters consist primarily of requests for money. Many bear Edison's notation, "no ans."
Related material can be found in E-11-33 (Clubs and Societies). Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.