GEORGE EASTMAN HOUSE CONSTRUCTION PAPERS

Title: GEORGE EASTMAN HOUSE CONSTRUCTION PAPERS
Date range: 1902-1906
Location: D.85
Size: 1 box




George Eastman (1854-1932), the founder of the Eastman Kodak Company, was a Rochester, New York industrialist, civic leader, and philanthropist.

The collection contains correspondence (including some to and from George Eastman), agreements, contracts, etc. relating to the construction of the home of George Eastman at 350 (now 900) East Avenue, Rochester, New York. Topics include shingling, painting, plumbing, electrical work, plastering, telephone system, and interior decorating and furnishings. J. Foster Warner, the Rochester architect, oversaw the construction. The former home is now (1980) the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House.

The collection has been arranged in one chronological order. In the few instances where there were several items of different dates together, they have been filed under the first date.

The George Eastman House Construction Papers is one of five collections of materials relating to George Eastman in the Department of Rare Books & Special Collections. The other four collections are:
  • D.4, the Eastman-Butterfield Collection, a set of notes, interviews and printed information gathered as the resource material for a proposed biography of Eastman;
  • D.137, the Bachmann (Lawrence) Papers, also a collection of notes and a draft of a proposed biography of Eastman; and
  • D.138, the Eastman (George) Papers, composed of Eastman's correspondence, printed ephemera, and over 4,000 photographs and negatives depicting George Eastman, his family, his friends, his homes in Waterville and at 900 East Avenue, and early Kodak factories and workers. and
  • D.139, Eastman Research Materials, is a collection of miscellaneous items, including scrapbooks, taped oral histories, photographs, and an extensive newspaper clipping file. As relevant material is acquired, it will be added to this collection.

The papers were received from Richard J. Crego, Assistant Treasurer of the University of Rochester, May 27, 1976.



Box 1:

Folder:
  1. August 1902 - March 1903
  2. April 1-5, 1903
  3. April 6 - May 10, 1903
  4. May 11-31, 1903
  5. June - July 1903
  6. August - September 1903
  7. October 1903
  8. November 1903
  9. December 1-29, 1903
  10. December 30-31, 1903
  11. January 1904
  12. February - March 1904
  13. April - May 1904
  14. June 1904
  15. July 1904
  16. August - September 1904
  17. October - November 1904
  18. December 1904
  19. January - March 1905
  20. April 1905
  21. May 1905
  22. June 1905
  23. July - August 1905
  24. September 1905
  25. October - November 1905
  26. December 1905
  27. January - March 1906, n.d.