Eastman Research Materials

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Eastman Research Materials
Creator: Eastman, George, 1854-1932
Call Number: D.139
Dates: 1854-2004
Physical Description: 8 boxes, 1 package
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Revision Information
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Related Materials
Content List
Box 1 Scrapbooks
Box 2 Whipple Scrapbooks and Memoirs
Box 3 Oral Histories
Box 4 Correspondence and Early Drafts - Library Bulletin Eastman Issue
Box 5 Correspondence and Final Drafts - Library Bulletin Eastman Issue
Box 6 Eastman - Family/Personal; Newspaper Clippings
Box 7 Newspaper Clipping File
Box 8 Stewart diaries, Brayer articles
Collection Overview
Title: Eastman Research Materials
Creator: Eastman, George, 1854-1932
Call Number: D.139
Dates: 1854-2004
Physical Description: 8 boxes, 1 package
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Scope and Content
This collection houses a variety of items directly related to George Eastman (1854-1932). There are several scrapbooks, the drafts and a final copy of The University of Rochester Library Bulletin issue from the Spring of 1971, devoted entirely to Eastman, taped oral histories, and an extensive newspaper and serial file that continues to be accumulated.

The scrapbooks contain newspaper obituary articles and other articles about George Eastman and about the Eastman Kodak Company. Two of the scrapbooks belonged to Katherine Waring (Mrs. George H.) Whipple. These scrapbooks chronicle the Whipples' friendship with George Eastman. Included with the Whipple scrapbooks is an explanatory key written by Mrs. Whipple and later published in the Fall 1965 Library Bulletin. The collection also contains a set of Mrs. Whipple's childhood reminiscences, Childhood in Charleston in the Not-So-Gay Nineties, published in 1960, and an addition to these memoirs.

Two boxes contain the drafts of articles and the final copy of the Spring 1971 Library Bulletin issue about Eastman. Contributors to this issue include Marion Folsom, Howard Hanson, Harold Gleason, and Marion Gleason, among others, as well as a recipe for Eastman's famous lemon pie filling.

The newspaper and serial clipping file includes a large number of 1954 articles commemorating the centennial anniversary of Eastman's birth. In addition, there are many other articles, some published while Eastman was still alive. This clipping file has been continually updated until the present, and as new clippings are acquired they are added to the clipping file.

There is a small collection of memorabilia, including the menu for a dinner given by Colonel and Mrs. Oscar Solbert aboard the U.S.S. Leviathan in 1928. The menu bears Eastman's signature. Another dinner menu, for the Society of the Genesee dinner given in honor of Eastman in 1931, is also included. There is also a collection of photographs that was assembled for the centennial celebrations in 1954.

Subject(s):
Scrapbooks
Oral histories
Newspaper clippings
Photographs
Eastman, George, 1854-1932
Whipple, Katherine Waring
Eastman Kodak Company
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The gift of Mrs. George Hoyt Whipple, 1965 and consolidated from various files on George Eastman in the Department of Rare Books & Special Collections, 1980; Audley D. Stewart travel diaires were the gift of his son Dr. James M. Stewart, 2004.Access
The Eastman Research Materials is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Eastman Research Materials, D.139, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
The Eastman Research Materials 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.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.137, the Lawrence Bachmann Papers , a collection of notes and a draft of a proposed biography of Eastman; and

D.138, the George Eastman 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.


Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
rarebks@library.rochester.edu
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Revision Information
2017-12: EAD revision

Content List
Box 1Scrapbooks
1. George Eastman, July 12, 1854-March 14, 1932
2. George Eastman, II
Box 2Whipple Scrapbooks and Memoirs
2 scrapbooks, 3 folders

Folder 1Key to the Eastman Scrapbooks by Katherine Whipple
Folder 2Softcover spiral bound copy of Childhood in Charleston in the Not-So-Gay Nineties by Katherine Whipple, published in 1960
Folder 3Additions to Childhood in Charleston memoirs
Box 3Oral Histories
Mrs. Enid Botsford, March 25, 1966
Includes typed transcript
Magnetic tape reel, 7 inches

Mrs. Enid Botsford, March 25, 1966
Includes typed transcript in folder
Magnetic tape reel, 7 inches

Mrs. Enid Botsford, March 7, 1969
Includes typed transcript in folder
Magnetic tape reel, 5 inches

Mrs. Marion Gleason, February 14, 1969
Includes typed transcript in folder
Magnetic tape reel, 5 inches

Mrs. Marion Gleason, August 26, 1970
Magnetic tape reel, 5 inches

Brigadier General George Goddard, August 23, 1966
Topics include George Eastman, Eastman Kodak, Aerial photography, military views
Magnetic tape reel, 7 inches

Dr. George Whipple, August 20, 1969
Includes typed transcript in folder
Magnetic tape reel, 7 inches

Mrs. George (Katherine) Whipple, February 25, 1969
Magnetic tape reel, 5 inches

Folder 1Typed transcription of taped interview with Mrs. Marion Gleason, February 14, 1969
Folder 3Typed transcription of taped interview with Mrs. Enid K. Botsford, March 25, 1966
Folder 4Typed transcription of taped interview with Mrs. Enid K. Botsford, March 7, 1969
Box 4Correspondence and Early Drafts - Library Bulletin Eastman Issue
Folder 1Marion Gleason
Folder 2Lemon Pie recipe
Folder 3Marion Folsom
Folder 4Marion Folsom
Folder 5Harold Gleason
Folder 6Katherine Whipple
Folder 7Roger Butterfield
Folder 8Howard Hanson
Folder 9Arthur May
Folder 10Francis Macomber
Folder 11George Goddard
Folder 12Notes on the Eastman-Whipple letters
Box 5Correspondence and Final Drafts - Library Bulletin Eastman Issue
Folder 1Correspondence and News Releases
Folder 2Notes, Contents, Roger Butterfield introduction: "Reminiscences of George Eastman; An Introduction"
Folder 3Marion B. Folsom: "A Great Man"
Folder 4Howard Hanson: "Music Was a Spiritual Necessity"
Folder 5Francis Macomber: "A Different Sort of World"
Folder 6Marion Gleason: "The George Eastman I Knew"
Folder 7Rowland L. Collins, ea.: "'Ever Yours, GE' - George Eastman's Letters to Dr. and Mrs. George Hoyt Whipple"
Folder 8Harold Gleason: "Please Play My Funeral March"
Folder 9Enid Knapp Botsford: "A Vision Shared"
Folder 10Brigadier General George W. Goddard, "I looked Back and He Was Smiling"
Folder 11Arthur May: "George Eastman and the University of Rochester: His Role, His Influence"
Folder 12"Eastman Lemon; or The Culinary Art of an Industrialist"
Folder 13Robert L. Volz: "Gifts and Acquisitions"
Folder 14Correspondence, - thank you notes for copies of the Eastman Issue and requests for more copies, May-June 1971
Folder 15Kodak Subsidy Proposal
Folder 16Final copy, The University of Rochester Library Bulletin, vol. XXVI, no. 3, Spring 1971
Box 6Eastman - Family/Personal; Newspaper Clippings
Folder 1Eastman's Commercial College, a paper by Sanford Seide, 1963
Folder 2George Eastman Introduction to The Aims and Defects of College Education
Folder 3obituary notices - Maria Eastman's death, June 18, 1907
Folder 4Agreement between George Eastman and the University of Rochester, 1919
Folder 5Wills - Maria Eastman and George Eastman, (1907) (1932)
Folder 6George Eastman's Gifts to the University of Rochester
Folder 7Printed Ephemera
Three programs from George Eastman's Sunday evening Musicales, 1923, 1924, 1925
Menu from dinner given by Mr. and Mrs. O. N. Solbert aboard the U.S.S. Leviathan, June 9, 1928
Two menus, Seating Booklet, and Orchestra Program from Society of the Genesee dinner honoring George Eastman, February 9, 1931
Three First Day Covers - George Eastman 3 cent commemorative Stamp issued, July 12, 1954
Button, programs, etc. for celebration of Eastman's 150th birthday, 2004
Folder 8Miscellaneous correspondence, 1950-1980
Folder 9Portraits and miscellaneous photographs of Eastman
Folder 10Centennial Photograph Collection (incomplete set), 1954
Folder 11Centennial Photograph Collection (incomplete set), 1954
Folder 12Centennial Photograph Collection (incomplete set), 1954
Folder 13Undated Newspaper Clippings
Folder 14Newspaper Clippings, 1911-1919
Folder 15Newspaper Clippings, 1920s
Folder 16Newspaper Clippings, 1930s
Folder 17Newspaper Clippings, (obituary notices), 1932
Box 7Newspaper Clipping File
Folder 1Newspaper Clippings, 1940s
Folder 2Newspaper Clippings, 1950s
Folder 3Newspaper Clippings, 1954 Centennial - Roger Butterfield, "The Prodigious Life of George Eastman," Life, April 26, 1954
Folder 4Genesee Country Scrapbook, published by the Rochester Historical Society, centennial issue on George Eastman, 1954
Folder 5Newspaper Clippings, Centennial, 1954
Folder 6Newspaper Clippings, Centennial, 1954
Folder 7Newspaper Clippings, Centennial, 1954
Folder 8Newspaper Clippings, Centennial, 1954
Folder 9Newspaper Clippings, 1960s
Folder 10Newspaper Clippings, 1970s
Folder 11Newspaper Clippings, 1980s, 1990s
Folder 12Newspaper Clippings, (including bicentennial celebration of his birth), 2000s 2004
Box 8Stewart diaries, Brayer articles
Folder 1Audley D. Stewart's diary of trip with George Eastman to Alaska., 1923
Typescript done by his son James M. Stewart.

Folder 2Audley D. Stewart's diary of trip with George Eastman to Alaska; Audley D. Stewart's diary of trip with George Eastman to Africa., 1923 1926
Folder 3Audley D. Stewart's diary of trip with George Eastman to Africa., 1926
Typescript done by his son James M. Stewart

Folder 4Audley D. Stewart's account of trip with George Eastman to Africa perhaps based on the diary above., 1926
Folder 5Audley D. Stewart's diary of trip with George Eastman to California and Alaska., 1930
Folder 6Audley D. Stewart's diary of trip with George Eastman to California and Alaska., 1930
Typescript done by his son James M. Stewart.

Folder 7Betsy Brayer articles published in the Brighton-Pittsford Post, Parts I-X, April 19, 1979-April 3, 1980
I. From Cozy Cottage to Baronial Splendor
II. From Waterville to the Third Ward
III. Child Laborer with Inventive Bent Begins to Make Good
IV. Boarding Houses and a Box Called Kodak
V. The Move to Arnold Park as Directed from Europe
VI. Surrogate and Prodigal Children, Vicarious Families, Assorted Friends; A Surfeit of Rochester Grandfathers; The Jack and George Show
VII. Everything Is Lovely and the Goose Hangs High; Mr. Eastman Builds a House; An Eclectic Medley of Period Rooms; The Great Stone Mansion
VIII. A Salute for the Czar and Cora the Cow on East Avenue
IX. Who Was the Architect and Where Are the Plans?
X. The Master Builder Orchestrates the New Construction; The Master Architect Orchestrates All the Other Architects
Folder 8Betsy Brayer articles published in the Brighton-Pittsford Post, Parts XI-XX, April 19, 1979-April 3, 1980
XI. George the Gardener; George the Businessman; In the Eyes of the Kodak Founder
XII. McKim, Mead & White--Consultants, Decorators, Experts Meanwhile... ; The House Goes Up
XIII. Mr. J. Foster Warner, City, Dear Sir:...; Mr. Eastman Builds a House; The Plans Were Not Lost, Only Hiding; J. Foster Warner Buildings On and Off East Avenue; Eastman's First Major UR Gift
XIV. The Generator Affair; The Death of Mr. Abbott
XV. It Begins to Wear the Air of a Home; Mr. Eastman Builds a House: 'I am blowing my money in on the house...'; Keeping the Decorators on their Toes
XVI. Mr. Eastman Builds a House for Ellen Dryden; Death of Mrs. George W. Eastman; Inflation, 1906-1979; Ellen Builds a House to Uncle George
XVII. Mr. Eastman Builds a House: The Outside Architect Vs. the Inside Architect George the Cook; George the Chicken Farmer
XVIII. From Private Indulgence to Public Responsibility
XIX. George the Automobiler
XX. Mr. Smith Builds MIT
Folder 9Betsy Brayer articles published in the Brighton-Pittsford Post, Parts XXI-XXX, April 19, 1979-April 3, 1980
XXI. A Technical Institute for Rochester
XXII. Claude Bragdon and the Reincarnation of Rameses II; The Gardens of the Eastman House
XXIII. Friendships with the Fair Sex (part 1); Cornelia Makes a Pitch for George; Friendships with the Fair Sex (part 2); Correspondence from George Eastman to Miss Clara Louise Werner (1913- 1920); (Concluded): Friendships with the Fair Sex
XXIV. The Surgeon Cuts. The Patient Lives.
XXV. They Do Not Know What They Are Up Against
XXVI. The Return of the Prodigal Architects
XXVII. Acoustics Versus Design
XXVIII. The Philanthropist Emerges from Under His Bushel
XXIX. He Surrounded Himself with Beautiful Women, Elegant Patricians, and Moonlight Landscapes
XXX. To Pull Teeth Free. Kodak Man to be Rochester's Dentist
Folder 10Betsy Brayer articles published in the Brighton-Pittsford Post, Parts XXXI-XLI, April 19, 1979-April 3, 1980
XXXI. The Great Tonsillectomy Marathon
XXXII. Poor to Chaw
XXXIII. An Uncommon Attitude, Generosity Toward Blacks
XXXIV. The Highwayman Flits Through Rochester and Plants a Medical School
XXXV. Vat kind of place iss it? The building iss a barn, the professors all boys!'
XXXVI. Let's Run Up the Ten Million Flag...
XXXVII. A New City Hall for Rochester
XXXVIII. A Unique Love Affair with His Adopted City; (Continued): A Unique Love Affair with His Adopted City
XXXIX. One Hundred Years Ago--An 'Amateur' Enters Photography
XL. Get Ready to Scoop the World; The Mantle Is Passed
XLI. My Work Is Done ...
Folder 11Articles on Kodak from Rochester Times-Union, 1979
Folder 12Image with articles on George Eastman and Kodak, (Autumn 2004)
Package 1Illustrations for the issue of the University of Rochester Library Bulletin, Spring 1971


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