This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to industrial exhibitions and trade fairs in which Edison participated or was invited to participate but declined. Among the items for 1917 are telegrams and other items pertaining to the National Music Show in Chicago and to Edison's willingness to open the event with a message telegraphed from the Western Union office in Orange. Also included are documents concerning the Cement Products Exhibition in Chicago and the use of Edison's name in connection with the Fourth Annual Exposition of Safety and Sanitation cosponsored by the American Museum of Safety and the National Safety Council.
Approximately 40 percent of the documents have been selected. The items not selected include duplicate copies of telegrams; circulars for exhibitions not attended; invitations and tickets not used; correspondence about exhibition business not involving Edison; and declined requests for name use. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.