George Eastman Papers

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Collection Overview
Title: George Eastman Papers
Creator: Eastman, George, 1854-1932
Call Number: D.138
Dates: 1854-1932
Physical Description: 12 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Abstract: PLEASE NOTE: All but three items are located at the George Eastman Museum, as part of the Eastman Legacy Collection. To access the collection, please contact: Kathy Connor: The three items located in the department's Individual Manuscript Collection under "E" for Eastman are: Letter from George Eastman to Mr. Ritter, March 21, 1918. Letter from George Eastman to Mrs. Bayne Jones, April 8, 1929 and April 15, 1929. [both letters are photocopies, given to the department by Nick Graver.]
Repository: Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation

Biographical/Historical Note
George Eastman was born in Waterville, New York on July 12, 1854, the son of George Washington and Maria Kilbourn Eastman. His father owned a fruit tree nursery and then established Eastman's Commercial College in Rochester. At first he commuted between Waterville and Rochester, but he finally sold the nursery and moved the family to Rochester. On April 27, 1862, when George Eastman was seven years old, his father died suddenly, leaving the family with almost nothing in the way of an estate. Maria Eastman opened a boardinghouse in Rochester to support the family and to keep George in school.

Until 1868, Eastman attended Mr. Carpenter's school, one of the best private schools for boys in the city. Then, at the age of 13, he decided to leave school and find a job to help pay the family expenses. He first worked as an office boy for an insurance agent, earning a salary of $3 a week. The next year he transferred to another firm where his salary was raised to $5 a week. In 1874 he was employed by the Rochester Savings Bank as a bookkeeper.

In 1877 Eastman decided to spend his summer vacation in Santo Domingo. A fellow employee at the bank suggested that he make a photographic record of his trip. Eastman bought the necessary photographic supplies, which included a large camera and tripod, glass plates, paper, boxes for storing the glass plate negatives, a tent that could serve as a darkroom, and assorted chemicals. He then paid $5 for lessons to learn to use the equipment he had purchased. Although he never made the trip to Santo Domingo, Eastman became interested in the simplification of the photographic process after he had mastered the complicated art of wet plate photography.

As a first step in the move towards simplification Eastman experimented with the development of dry plates, glass plates coated with a gelatine emulation that would remain light sensitive even after the emulsion had dried. Using information derived in part from British photographic journals, and in part from experiments conducted at night and on weekends in his mother's kitchen, Eastman developed a marketable dry plate. He then invented a machine that coated the plates with the emulsion, opened a small factory on State Street in 1880, and began to manufacture dry plates for sale.

Eastman next enlisted the financial help of Henry Alvah Strong, a local buggy whip manufacturer and friend of the family. On January 1, 1881 the two formed a partnership and launched the Eastman Dry Plate Company. After a close brush with bankruptcy due to a defective shipment of gelatins, the company recovered and began to expand. In 1884 the business changed from a partnership to a corporation, the Eastman Dry Plate and Film Company. Strong was president of the new corporation and Eastman served as treasurer.

Eastman continued his experiments on emulsions, aiming towards the development of a flexible film base. At first he used paper, but he found that the grain showed through when the picture was printed up. Eastman resolved the problem by creating a stripping film. Paper was used as a temporary support for the emulsion. After development, the paper was stripped off, leaving a thin film negative which was then mounted on glass or on thick gelatins to use in making prints. Eastman called this early flexible film Eastman American Film.

In 1888 the Number One Kodak went on the market. Loaded with enough Eastman American Film for 100 exposures, it sold for $25. The camera and exposed film were returned to Rochester, where the film was developed, prints were made, and the camera was reloaded. When the Number One Kodak was introduced Eastman coined the famous slogan, "You press the button - we do the rest." to explain his new system of photography.

Eastman continued to expand the Kodak line of cameras and to look for a transparent flexible film base. In 1889 cellulose nitrate film was introduced. This film made the development of motion pictures possible. Another significant addition was the introduction of the Brownie camera in 1900. Designed for children, the Brownie sold for $1.00 and used film that sold for 15 cents a roll and took six pictures. In 1908 safety film, with a cellulose acetate base, became available.

At the turn of the century the Eastman Kodak Company had expanded to include plants in several states, in Canada and in several European countries. By 1898 Eastman was worth a million dollars. He had moved with his mother from their simple house on Arnold Park to the Soule House on East Avenue. In 1903 Eastman began to build his own home at 350 (now 900) East Avenue. The construction of the 37 room mansion took two years, and Eastman celebrated its completion with a housewarming dinner on October 7, 1905. Eastman surrounded the house with flowers and gardens, kept his own chickens and cows, and constructed a greenhouse for the exotic orchids he enjoyed growing. He also had a large organ installed in the music room and each morning his private organist woke him with music and played through breakfast. Maria Eastman lived with her son in this home on East Avenue until her death in 1907.

In 1919 Eastman became dissatisfied with the size of the music room. He decided to have the room enlarged about ten feet. The house was divided in half, part of it was placed on rollers, and it was moved back the necessary distance. Then the gap was rebuilt. Eastman stipulated that while the work was going on he did not want his normal routine to be disturbed. Pipes were run from one half of the house to the other to provide water and electrical service.

Eastman also purchased a tract of land in North Carolina on which Oak Lodge, his hunting retreat, was built. Eastman often went with friends to Oak Lodge for short vacations. A great camping enthusiast, he also traveled through the west and to Alaska on extended camping trips. Eastman devised an efficient system for loading the camping gear onto pack horses, packaged his own pre-mixed bread and cake mixes for trips, and enjoyed doing most of the cooking on the trail himself.

As his fortune accumulated, Eastman became interested in philanthropic ventures. He contributed large sums of money to the University of Rochester, including major donations towards the construction of the Eastman School of Music and the Eastman Theatre. His interest in health care led him to provide money for the building of the University of Rochester Medical School, the construction of a dental clinic in Rochester, and for several other clinics in major European cities. He also contributed to the development of the River Campus site of the University of Rochester. Eastman also gave money to other educational institutions, including M.I.T., R.I.T., and Hampton and Tuskegee Institutes. He actively participated in the Community Chest and War Chest movements in Rochester.

Near the end of his life Eastman began to suffer from a disease that caused hardening of the spinal column. The disease curtailed his activity and his doctor informed him that his condition would progressively worsen. On March 14, 1932 George Eastman altered his will, leaving the bulk of his estate to the University of Rochester. He wrote a short note and then committed suicide.

The authorized biography of George Eastman is Carl W. Ackerman's George Eastman (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1930). Other biographical information can be found in Roger Butterfield's "The Prodigious Life of George Eastman," Life (April 26, 1954, pp. 154-168). The Spring 1971 issue of the University of Rochester Library Bulletin (vol. xxvi, no. 3) is completely devoted to articles about George Eastman; the Bulletin has also featured by a bibliographical essay by Karl S. Kabelac, "George Eastman: A Bibliographical Essay of Selected References," (Winter 1971-72, vol. xxvii, no. 1) pp. 33-38.

The GEORGE EASTMAN PAPERS is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact the Rare Books Special Collections & Preservation Department prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.

In consultation with a curator, reproductions may be made upon request. Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from a curator. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions.

Scope and Content
The collection of George Eastman's correspondence consists of over 700 letters. The first letter by him is dated November 20, 1864 and the last March 11, 1932. A little over half of the letters are personal ones to his mother and niece. Occasionally there are references in these letters to business affairs, especially in the early letters to his mother. There is a sprinkling of business letters, both to Mr. Eastman and to others by him. The rest of the collection is made up of 75th (1929) and 77th (1931) birthday greetings (including ones in 1929 from President Herbert Hoover and Thomas A. Edison), and "thank you" letters from friends to whom he had sent copies of his book, Chronicles of an African Trip, published privately in 1927, and of his biography, George Eastman, by Carl W. Ackerman, which was published in 1930.

The first letter to his mother was written in 1876 from the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition. An 1879 letter describes his first trip to London, then the photographic capital of the world, where he received his first patent. From then on through 1903 there is a flow of letters to his mother from England and the Continent with a strong concentration in the 1890s when Mr. Eastman, by then a successful industrialist, was overseeing the organization and growth of his European plants.

The 1880s correspondence is concerned with the Kodak scene in Rochester. For example, he tells of moving the firm, Eastman Dry Plate Company, to 101 State Street, describes the furnishing of his laboratory, the purchase of farm land for Kodak Park, and the development of the Kodak logo.

Mr. Eastman's last letter to his mother in the collection is 1903 (she died in 1907). After that there is a gap in the correspondence until 1912, when the first letter to his niece, Ellen (Mrs. George) Dryden appears, signed "Uncle George." These letters to Ellen Dryden are full of mentions of family affairs, his social life, and his musical interests. There are discussions of the building of Kilbourn Hall and its opening, the Rochester Philharmonic, and the Metropolitan Opera. The last Dryden letter is dated March 11, 1932, three days before Eastman's death.

In addition to the personal correspondence, the collection also includes genealogies of branches of the Eastman and Kilbourn families, some of Eastman's passports, trip itineraries, souvenirs, and camp recipe books, account books, and diaries. Some correspondence belonging to George Washington and Maria Kilbourn Eastman is also to be found, as well as a journal kept by Maria Eastman.

There are also items relating to Eastman's philanthropic pursuits, recollections of Eastman written by friends after his death, and correspondence related to the centennial celebration of Eastman's birth (1954), including correspondence related to the issuing of a George Eastman 3-cent commemorative stamp. The next to last box houses a newspaper clipping file containing some biographical information and clippings related to the centennial celebration.

Over 4,000 negatives and photographs form an addition to the Eastman (George) Papers. Some of the prints date back to the 1880s while others are modern copies made from old negatives. A database of the images is now available.

There are a number of formal portraits of George Eastman in the collection, but there are also pictures of Eastman with friends, on trips, at Oak Lodge, his hunting retreat in North Carolina, and on safari. These casual snapshots provide insight into Eastman's personal life. They show him clowning with friends, relaxing, cooking, and engaged in other activities he enjoyed while away from his work at the Eastman Kodak Company.

Pictures of the interior and exterior of his house at 350 (now 900) East Avenue, built between 1903 and 1905, offer the opportunity to see what portions of the house and gardens looked like while Eastman lived there and before any major changes were affected by others. Included with the photographs of the house are several that were taken in August of 1919, when the house was being enlarged. Photographs of other residences in which Eastman lived, notably the Waterville home where he spent his early childhood, the house on Arnold Park, and the Soule House, also located on East Avenue, appear in the collection.

Other photographs include pictures of Eastman's parents, George Washington and Maria Kilbourn Eastman, and of his niece Ellen (Mrs. George B.) Dryden and her family.

Of more general interest are the many photographs of Rochester, of Kodak factories, and of early Kodak workers. Portraits of Kodak directors and presidents who have run the company since Eastman's death in 1932 can also be found in the collection.

Other prints include both close-up studies and group photographs of the 1934 dedication ceremony during which the marble cylinder located at the entrance to Kodak Park, and under which George Eastman's ashes are buried, was unveiled. Prints of the various centennial celebration activities that occurred in 1954, including the presentation of the George Eastman 3-cent; Commemorative Stamp, and the transference of Eastman's boyhood home in Waterville, New York to the gardens at 900 East Avenue complete the collection.

New York (State)--Rochester
Account books
Eastman, George, 1854-1932
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House, 1976.

(Name of item, if applicable), GEORGE EASTMAN PAPERS, [DATE SPAN]. Dept. of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.

Related Material

The Eastman (George) 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; an

D.85, the George Eastman House Construction Papers, 1902-1906 , which consists of 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.

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.

Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055

Content List
Box 1: Correspondence, 1864-1921
Folder 1. Correspondence, 1864-1881
Folder 2. Correspondence, 1882-1889
Folder 3. Correspondence, 1890
Folder 4. Correspondence (carbon letters), 1864-1890
Folder 5. Correspondence, 1891
Folder 6. Correspondence, 1892
Folder 7. Correspondence, 1893-1895
Folder 8. Correspondence, 1896
Folder 9. Correspondence, January-September, 1897
Folder 10. Correspondence, October-December, 1897
Folder 11. Correspondence, January-October, 1898
Folder 12. Correspondence, November, 1898-December 1899
Folder 13. Correspondence, 1900
Folder 14. Correspondence, 1901-1902
Folder 15. Correspondence, 1903
Folder 16. Correspondence, 1904-1911
Folder 17. Correspondence, June 16-30, 1907 (condolence letters on the occasion of Maria Eastman's death)
Folder 18. Correspondence, 1912- 1914
Folder 19. Correspondence, 1915
Folder 20. Correspondence, 1916
Folder 21. Correspondence, 1917
Folder 22. Correspondence, 1918-1920
Folder 23. Correspondence, 1921
Box 2: Correspondence, 1922-1938
Folder 1. Correspondence, 1922-1923
Folder 2. Correspondence, 1924
Folder 3. Correspondence, 1925-1926
Folder 4. Correspondence, 1927
Folder 5. Correspondence, August 17-22, 1927, "thank you" letters for copy of Chronicles of an African Trip
Folder 6. Correspondence, August 23-September 7, 1927, "thank you" letters for copy of Chronicles of an African Trip
Folder 7. Correspondence, September 8-October 2, 1927, "thank you" letters for copy of Chronicles of an African Trip
Folder 8. Correspondence, October 3, 1927-June, 1929, "thank you" letters for copy of Chronicles of an African Trip
Folder 9. 75th Birthday greetings, July 1-10, 1929
Folder 10. 75th Birthday greetings, July 11, 1929 (A-L)
Folder 11. 75th Birthday greetings, July 11, 1929 (M-Z)
Folder 12. 75th Birthday greetings, July 12, 1929 (A-B)
Folder 13. 75th Birthday greetings, July 12, 1929 (C-G)
Folder 14. 75th Birthday greetings, July 12, 1929 (H-L)
Folder 15. 75th Birthday greetings, July 12, 1929 (M-R)
Folder 16. 75th Birthday greetings, July 12, 1929 (S-Z)
Folder 17. 75th Birthday greetings, July 13-16, 1929
Folder 18. 75th Birthday greetings, July, 1929, undated
Folder 19. 75th Birthday greetings, July 17-December, 1929
Folder 20. Correspondence, January-April 3, 1930, "thank you" letters for copy of biography by Ackerman
Folder 21. Correspondence, April 4-18, 1930, "thank you" letters for copy of biography by Ackerman
Folder 22. Correspondence, April 19, 1930-June 1931, "thank you" letters for copy of biography by Ackerman
Folder 23. 77th Birthday greetings, July 1-11, 1931
Folder 24. 77th Birthday greetings, July 12-15, 1931
Folder 25. Correspondence, January 1928-March 11, 1932
Folder 26. Correspondence, undated and miscellaneous
Folder 27. Correspondence, Martin Johnson/Audley Stewart, 1932-1938
Box 3: Death Correspondence
Folder 1. Suicide note verification
Folder 2. Memorial service
Folder 3. Condolence letters, March 14, 1932
Folder 4. Condolence telegrams, March 14, 1932
Folder 5. Condolence letters, March 15, 1932
Folder 6. Condolence telegrams, March 15, 1932
Folder 7. Condolence letters, March 16, 1932
Folder 8. Condolence telegrams, March 16, 1932
Folder 9. Condolence letters, March 17-18, 1932
Folder 10. Condolence telegrams, March 17-19, 1932
Folder 11. Condolence letters, March 19-31, 1932
Folder 12. Condolence letters, April 1932
Folder 13. Letters to and from Ellen (Mrs. George) Dryden, 1932-1935
Folder 14. Obituary articles
Folder 15. Miscellaneous correspondence about death
Folder 16. Kodak Park Memorial, 1934
Folder 17. Waterville memorial
Box 4: Genealogy
Folder 1. Genealogy, general
Folder 2. Genealogy, general
Folder 3. Genealogy, Ballard family
Folder 4. Genealogy - will of John Eastman, April 26, 1564
Folder 5. Genealogy - photograph of tombstone of the Reverend George Eastman, d. April 25, 1870
Folder 6. History and Genealogy of the Eastman Family of America, compiled by G. S. Rix, 1901
Folder 7. The Puritan Ancestors in America of Georgia Ann Eastman (Mrs. William Morris Bennett), 1929
Folder 8. Genealogy - Harvey Eastman
Folder 9. Silhouette and miniature - E. H. Eastman (1812-1839)
Folder 10. Genealogy of the Philip Eastman (1644-1714) Branch of the Eastman Family
Folder 11. A Memorial of Zebina Eastman by His Family (d.1833)
Folder 12. Family of Lydia Kilbourn, with photographs
Folder 13. Genealogy of the Thomas Kilbourne (1771-1837) Branch of the Kilbourne Family
Folder 14. History of the Tilton Family in America, by F. T. Tilton, volume 1, numbers 5, 6
Folder 15. Genealogy - letters to George Eastman
Folder 16. Miscellaneous genealogy letters
Box 5: Family/Personal
Folder 1. Eastman Commercial College
Folder 2. George W. Eastman letters, 1825-1847 (copies and originals)
Folder 3. George W. Eastman letters, 1829-1849 (all copies) .
Folder 4. Maria Eastman - bank account book, 1903-1907, blank stock application for Eastman Kodak Company
Folder 5. Maria Eastman letters, 1890-1903
Folder 6. Maria Eastman - journal, cat 1890-1902
Folder 7. Maria Eastman - will, 1907
Folder 8. George Eastman - diaries, 1919-1929
Folder 9. George Eastman - accounts (bills, receipts), 1876-1918
Folder 10. Kilbourn loan, 1892
Folder 11. George Eastman - undated accounts
Folder 12. George Eastman - biographical information
Folder 13. Oak Lodge architectural plans
Folder 14. Soule House - History by Marguerite E. Hubbell
Folder 15. Dinners given in honor of George Eastman
Folder 16. Dinners given in honor of George Eastman
Folder 17. Dinners given by George Eastman
Folder 18. Awards presented to or offered to George Eastman
Folder 19. Membership certificates
Box 6: Passports/Trips (Domestic and Foreign)
Folder 1. Passport, 1913
Folder 2. Duplicate passport application, 1916
Folder 3. Passport, 1916
Folder 4. Passport, 1920
Folder 5. Passport, 1921
Folder 6. Passport, 1926
Folder 7. Trip itineraries
Folder 8. The Yacht "Virginia" Log, 1913
Folder 9. Sierras Map, July-August, 1917
Folder 10. British Columbia trip account by Marion Macomber, August 17-September 28, 1919
Folder 11. Souvenir, Japan trip, 1920
Folder 12. Letters to Miss Whitney, 1926 (African Chronicles)
Folder 13. Letters to Mrs. Hutchison, 1928-1930 (re: Africa trip)
Folder 14. Vancouver trip diary written by Dr. Whipple (?)
Folder 15. Camping recipes
Folder 16. Supplies lists and trip companion lists
Box 7: Accounts/Eastman Kodak Company
Folder 1. Accounts, 1868-1871
Folder 2. Leather "journal" cash book, 1868 - on
Folder 3. Receipts, 1880
Folder 4. Accounts, Order Book, 1880
Folder 5. Account Book, 1881
Folder 6. Accounts (Bills), 1888
Folder 7. London Order Book, 1889
Folder 8. Account Book (Salaries), 1893-1896
Folder 9. Account Book, 1897
Folder 10. Accounts, 1876-1918
Folder 11. Eastman Kodak Company - Stocks
Folder 12. Eastman Kodak Company - Patents
Folder 13. Eastman Kodak Company - Pamphlets
Folder 14. Kodak Park events/picnics
Folder 15. Eastman Kodak Company - Catalogues, booklet
Folder 16. Eastman Kodak Company - Miscellaneous
Box 8: Philanthropies
Folder 1. Two programs - Exercises and Dinner on the Occasion of the Dedication of a Tablet to Mr. George Eastman - by the Rochester Dental Society, January 9, 1932
Folder 2. Dental Clinic Dedication Ceremonies - invitations
Folder 3. Annali di Clinica Odontoiatrica e cello Istituto Superiore "George Eastman" April 1932
Folder 4. Annali di Clinica Odontoiatrica d dell'Istituto Superiore "G. Eastman" Numero Speciale per l'Inaugurazione dell'Istituto Superiore de Odontoiatrica George Eastman, 1933
Folder 5. Centennial History of Dentistry in Rochester, by Harvey J. Burkhart, D.D.S., LL.D., 1934. Also included in folder: illustrated notecard
Folder 6. Eastman Dental Clinic, Stockholm book, April 25, 1936
Folder 7. Meharry Medical College Dedication of New Educational and Hospital Building
Folder 8. Mechanics Institute (now Rochester Institute of Technology)
Folder 9. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Folder 10. University of Rochester
Folder 11. University of Rochester Medical School
Folder 12. Eastman School of Music and Eastman Theatre
Folder 13. Eastman Theatre
14. Tuskegee Institute (1944)
letter from F. D. Patterson to W. G. Stuber 10 November 1944

Box 9: Recollections of George Eastman
Folder 1:
Mrs. G. S. Achilles, February 9, 1940 Isaac Adler, April 23, 1940 Mortimer Adler, May 16, 1940 Harold E. Akerly, March 15, 1940 Charles F. Ames, January 4, 1940
Folder 2:
Emanuel Balaban, February 6, 1940 Raymond Ball, May 12, 1939 Mrs. C. Storrs Barrows, January 19, 1940 Dr. Murray Bartlett, March 26, 1940 W. S. Bent, February 26, 1940 Jacob Bernstein, February 16 and 23, 1940, March 6, 1940 E. E. Blake, January 17, 1955 and February 22, 1940 Mrs. Carlton F. Bown, February 2, 1940 F. H. Boyer, May 12, 1939 Claude Bragdon, February 1, 1940 Mr. Tom Brown, February 6, 1940 Dr. Harvey J. Burkhart, January 19, 1940 Charles W. Burley, February 6, 1940
Folder 3:
George A. Carnahan, February 28, 1940 William Carter, February 3, 1940 Mr. Charles Z. Case, January 8, 1940 Miss Gertrude A. L. Chappell, February 12, 13, 1940, January 28, February 13, April 15, 1942 Marie Cherbuliez, January 24, 1940 George H. Clark, January 5, 1940 Ben Cline, January 10, 1940 Henry Clune, February 25, 1944 S. B. Cornell, April 10, 1940 Moses B. Cotsworth, January 12, 1940 T. J. Craig, December 28, 1939 Frank M. Crouch W. P. Cullen, August 31, 1936 Mary Curtice, May 12, 1939
Folder 4:
Edwine Danforth, June 4, 1940 Josephus Daniels, April 25, 1940 J. Lionberger Davis, April 23, 1940 William W. Day, March 6, 1940 Joe Di Nunzio, January 10, 1940 Herman Dossenbach, March 22, 1940 Eugene M. Dow, April 24, 1944 John E. Dumont, February 5, 1940
Folder 5:
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Eastwood, January 22, 1940 Franklin C. Ellis, December 29, 1939 James Evanoff, February 26, 1940
Folder 6:
E. S. Farrow, January 17, 1940 Mr. Paul Favour, January 3, 1940 Harry W. Fell, May 12, 1939 Harry M. Fenn, May 15, 1939 Carl Fisher, January 4, 1940 Irving Fisher, May 18, 1940 Charles K. Flint, February 23, 1940 Marion B. Folsom, February 22, 1940 L. S. Foulkes, May 2, 1940 Al Franck, February 29, 1940
Folder 7:
Marion Gleason, May 15, 1939 Edward P. Goetzman, March 1, 1940 George W. Goler, June 10, 1940 Eugene Goossens, May 17, 1940 J. L. Gorham, January 2, 1940
Folder 8:
Harry Haight, December 29, 1939 John Handy, February 22, 1940 Dr. Howard Hanson, May 15, 1939 J. G. Harbord, April 29, 1940 T. J. Hargrave, February 7, 1940 Edward Harris, February 14, 1940 Will H. Hays, March 10, 1942 J. G. Hickey, January 31, 1940 Hamilton Holt, February 20, 1940 Herbert Hoover, May 1, 1940 Mr. Hord Arthur Howe, May 9, 1940 F. Hoyt, May 15, 1939 Anna D. Hubbell, February 28, 1940 Charles F. Hutchings, February 25, 1940 Charles F. Hutchison, January 8, 1940
Folder 9:
Sir James Colquhoun Irvine, May 17, 1940 Albert W. Jacobs, April 3, 1940 Mr. Charles Johnson, May 15, 1939, April 3, 1940 Bradley F. Jones, May 13, 1940
Folder 10:
Dr. Albert D Kaiser, January 19, 1940 George W. Kellogg, April 30, 1940 Mrs. Harold C. Kimball, February 12, 1940 Miss Louisa J. Knorr, February 13, 1940 F. Krohn, August 25, 1940
Folder 11:
E. D. Leary, January 22, 1940 Clarence Livingston, March 5, 1940 S. T. Loveday, May 3, 1940
Folder 12:
Francis S. Macomber, May 15, 1939, January 18, 1940, and April 20, 1944 Mr. Madler Charles W. Markus, January 29, 1940 Miss Minnie Mason, March 6, 1940 Glenn E. Matthews, January 16, 1950 T. C. Mattison, May 30, 1940 Edward T. McDermott, February 9, 1940 Miss Anna McKenna, January 2, 1940 Dr. C. E. Kenneth Mees, January 9, 1940 George E. Merchant, May 19, 1959 Clarence King Moore, February 17, 1940 Nathaniel Myrick, February 1, 1940
Folder 13:
Reverend George E. Norton, February 13, 1940
Folder 14:
Harvey Padelford, February 1, 1940 Mr. A. D. Parker, January 2, 1940 Dr. Dexter Perkins, April 8, 1940 Letter to W. B. Potter, December 7, 1950 Victoria R. Powers, February 12, 1940
Folder 15:
Mrs. Robert Ranlet, January 16, 1940 Mrs. Rush Rhees, May 12, 1939 Thomas J. Roberts, February 8, 1940 Milton K. Robinson, January I5, 1940
Folder 16:
Arthur M. See, February 6, 1940 George B. Selden, February 2, 1940 H. Shilton, March 20, 1940 Mr. W. E. Sloan, May 23, 1940 Leroy E. Snyder, January 22, 1940 Dr. Audley Stewart, February 18, 1954, May 15, 1939, January 18, 1940 Mrs. Charles N. Storer, January 15, 1940 Julian Street, March 25, 1940 Hattie Strong, February 28, 1940 Mr. W. G. Stuber, January 3, 1940 Albert F. Sulzer, February 22, 1940
Folder 17:
Oscar Solbert, stories about Eastman
Folder 18:
Mr. Henry L. Thayer, January 4, 1940 Mrs. Harry P. Thomson, May 26, 1940 Mr. Gustave Tinlot, January 25, 1940 Ted H. Townsend, May 10, 1940 H. H. Tozier, April 1, 1941 Charles Turpin, February 12 and May 15, 1940
Folder 19:
Mrs. William S. Vaughn, January 11, 1940 Mrs. Hawley Ward, January 12, 1940 F. R. Watson, June 18, 1940 W. Earl Weller, February 15, 1940 Mrs. George H. Whipple, January 15, 1940 and May 15, 1939 Lawrence Grant White, April 29, 1940 Perley S. Wilcox, February 5, 1940 Henry Willis, February 13, 1940 D. Wratten, May 20, 1940
Folder 20:
Solomon C. Young, February 12, 1940
Box 10: Centennial, Stamp, Articles
Folder 1. Centennial, 1954
Folder 2. Centennial, 1954
Folder 3. Centennial, 1954
Folder 4. Centennial, 1954
Folder 5. Commemorative Stamp
Folder 6. Articles, 1900-1931
Folder 7. Articles, 1932-1949
Folder 8. Articles, 1950-1955
Folder 9. Articles, undated
Folder 10. Articles, foreign
Box 11: Newspaper Clippings
Folder 1. Biographical
Folder 2. Death and memorials
Folder 3. Centennial
Folder 4. Miscellaneous
Box 12: Miscellaneous
Folder 1. Chamber of Commerce
Folder 2. Film script - "The Auction"
Folder 3. Inventory of George Eastman's negatives
Folder 4. Automobiles
Folder 5. Cartoons of George Eastman
Folder 6. Edison File
Folder 7. Edison Picture File
Folder 8. Fireworks
Folder 9. Lewis McKenzie Turner poetry
Folder 10. City of Rochester
Folder 11. George Eastman House - International Museum of Photography
Folder 12. Miscellaneous - letter and pictures from A. B. Eastwood to George Eastman
What follows is a listing of the subject headings for the slide and print collections of photographs within the collection. For a more detailed list of what is available or the print register, please contact the Department.
Box 1:
G.E. Photo Portraits G.E. Portraits G.E. Bust G.E. Photos Relatives - Eastman Relatives - Dryden Friends Kodak Directors and Officers Kodacolor Party, 1928 Rochester Laundry Company Kodak Park and Office Buildings Kodak Cameras Philanthropies G.E. Funeral [There are no slides that correspond to these prints] Memorials 900 East Ave. (George Eastman House) - Exterior and Gardens 900 East Ave. (George Eastman House) - Interior Homes
Box 2:
Oak Lodge Autos Syracuse Horses, Rockefeller Group Camping Equipment Trips (Misc., 1890-1910)
Box 3:
Trips (1911-1930) Miscellaneous Photo Portraits [There are no slides that correspond to these prints] Miscellaneous

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