This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to Edison's attitude toward World War I. Included is correspondence with financier Jacob H. Schiff of Kuhn, Loeb & Co. and Rabbi Leo M. Franklin of Detroit regarding Edisonâ€™s opinion about the role of Germanyâ€™s Jews in bringing on the war. Also included is an invitation to discuss the war in a roundtable conference convened by Lillian D. Wald at the Henry Street Settlement in New York City.
Approximately 50 percent of the documents have been selected. The unselected material consists primarily of unsolicited correspondence and circulars. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.