This folder contains documents relating to the Edison Pioneers, an organization established in 1918 for men, primarily in the electric light and power industry, who were employed by Edison in the years prior to 1886. Edison's personal assistant William H. Meadowcroft served as the organization's historian, while Frederick A. Scheffler, a former draftsman and isolated lighting plant designer, was the treasurer. The documents for 1917 consist of correspondence between Meadowcroft and Scheffler concerning the gathering of names of pre-1885 Edison employees in preparation for the founding of the group. Related material can be found in the Edison Pioneers record group at the Edison National Historical Park. A finding aid is available.
All of the documents have been selected. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.