This folder contains correspondence, reports, and other documents relating to the use of motion pictures for educational purposes. Included are items pertaining to photography, equipment and machinery, experiments, and use of the laboratory's facilities, as well as location shooting. Many of the reports are by William Walter Dinwiddie, a specialist in the production of educational and scientific films who began working for Edison in December 1911. Also included are letters from educators, publishers, and other individuals writing to Edison with advice or requests. A sample of these letters has been selected.
Approximately 30 percent of the documents have been selected. Unsolicited letters receiving a routine reply or no reply from Edison, along with duplicates, have not been selected. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.