Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries
[X174B-F] Records of the Office of the President
These documents cover the years 1915 and 1927. The first item is a May 1915 memorandum by Elihu Thomson, then a lecturer at MIT, containing a detailed assessment of Edison's originality and his contributions as an inventor. The document is marked "confidential." The remaining items consist of letters regarding a proposed new dormitory to be named for Edison. The correspondents are Charles Edison, MIT President Samuel W. Stratton, and Alfred E. Burton, a former dean at MIT.