This folder contains correspondence requesting Edison to write articles, letters from journalists seeking to interview him, and other documents relating to articles by or about Edison and his inventions. Among the items for 1913 are letters from the publisher and managing editor of The Independent in regard to a survey of readers that named Edison the "most useful" man in America. Also included are numerous letters from Winthrop D. Lane and other staff of The Survey concerning an upcoming feature article on Edison's plan to use motion pictures as a teaching tool in the public schools, along with page proofs from the September 6, 1913 issue in which the article appeared. In addition, there is correspondence with science editor and author Waldemar B. Kaempffert regarding Edison's willingness to allow his crushing technologies to be used in the construction of the Panama Canal. Other correspondents include author-editor Elbert G. Hubbard, longtime Edison associates Thomas Commerford Martin and Samuel S. McClure, and Colombian explorer and author Rafael Reyes. Approximately 30 percent of the documents have been selected. The unselected material consists primarily of items that received a perfunctory response or no reply from Edison. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.