The papers of the Thomas Edison Butchertown House, Inc., 1973-1983 document the history of an non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of a house in which Thomas Edison Lived during his early life. The papers tell the story of the organization from its founding in 1973 to its dissolving in 1986. The materials contain Correspondence, Board of Director Minutes, Legal Papers, Public Relation Materials, Insurance, Inventory, & Attendance papers, and the Restoration Plans and Specifications of the house itself. There is also guest registers and a scrapbook.
The correspondence of the organization includes letters of inquiry to it, request from teachers for tours, and offers of donation to the organization. There is special correspondence from the Edison Foundation, Younger Womans Club, General Electric and the Kentucky Historical Society. There is a special file concerning donations to the organization from 1974-1982.
The papers also include the Board of Directors Minutes from 1973-1983. The minutes outline many of the activities of the organization, from legal concerns to house attendance. There is also a file relating to the By-Laws of the organization, Internal Revenue Service Exemptions and the tax status of the organization.
The papers also include press releases of the organization, the various publications that the organization distributed, and items about the organization that appeared on television and that were printed in newspapers and magazines. There are various brochures about other miscellaneous Edison organizations and samples of the stationery used by the organization.
The house restoration plans and specification of the Thomas Edison Butchertown house are included in the papers. These materials detail what restoration was done to the house during the organization's lifetime. A scrapbook of Edison House documents and guest registers are a part of the organization's papers.
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Entire Collection: 1 linear foot (2 manuscript boxes)
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- Entire Collection: Thomas Edison Butchertown House, Inc. (Creator, Organization)
Part of the University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections Repository
Ekstrom Library, Lower Level Room 17
Louisville KY 40292