This folder contains reports on the financial and legal status and general trustworthiness of companies, individuals, organizations, and charities. Among the documents for 1919 are items relating to The Circle for Negro Relief, Inc., an organization established during the war to assist African American soldiers. Also included are letters and reports pertaining to the Exposition of public-spirited Activities, a coalition of fifty community service organizations in the New York City area, and to the Permanent Blind War Relief Fund for Soldiers and Sailors of Allies.
Approximately 50 percent of the documents, including all items bearing substantive comments by Edison, have been selected. The unselected items consist of additional requests and reports, along with printed lists of companies and individuals. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.