This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to employees and prospective employees. Also included are letters soliciting Edison's opinion regarding former employees seeking positions elsewhere. Among the documents for 1913 is an undated list in Edisonâ€™s hand of questions to be asked of applicants for the position of electro-chemist. There are also communications by Edisonâ€™s chief engineer Miller Reese Hutchison concerning wages and working conditions of current employees, including the designers and draftsmen of the Kinetoscope. In addition, there is a printed announcement for a meeting of Edison workers convened by the Industrial Workers of the World, along with an English translation of another circular addressed to the "labor men and working people in Orange."
Less than 10 percent of the documents have been selected. The unselected documents include several items bearing a draft reply by Edison, typically remarking "Say all full at present" or "All full just now." Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.