Jeffrey Patrick Buchanan (1876-1954) worked as plant engineer at the Edison Chemical Works, beginning in December 1910. In 1918 the Scottish-born Buchanan enlisted in the Royal Engineers and served mostly in France. He returned to Thomas A. Edison, Inc., after the war and became manager of the Disc Record Division on June 22, 1923, succeeding Frederick C. Pullin. At Henry Ford's request, Edison sent him to Dearborn, Michigan to supervise the installation of equipment for making Edison records, as well as the apparatus in the restored Menlo Park laboratory. He was at Dearborn for two years during the late 1920s. This collection contains numerous handwritten notes exchanged between Buchanan and Edison, as well as other material relating to the operation of the Disc Record Division. Also included is a typescript of Buchanan's reminiscences. Courtesy of Barbara Werle.