Raymond Demoulin Papers

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Raymond DeMoulin papers
Creator: DeMoulin, Raymond H.
Call Number: D.398
Dates: 1986-2009
Physical Description: .5 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Collection Overview
Title: Raymond DeMoulin papers
Creator: DeMoulin, Raymond H.
Call Number: D.398
Dates: 1986-2009
Physical Description: .5 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Raymond DeMoulin is a retired Vice President of the Eastman Kodak Company. He graduated in 1954 from the University of Denver with a BS in Chemistry and was subsequently hired by Kodak's Photographic Technology Division as a Photographic Engineer. After a brief time with the Film Manufacturing Organization beginning in 1975, DeMoulin returned to the Photographic Technology Division in 1980 as Director, overseeing 800 employees. In 1984, however, Kodak underwent a massive and unprecedented corporate restructuring that resulted in the formation of seventeen business units, each with responsibility for their own product development and sales, as well as their own earnings. DeMoulin was named General Manager of the new Professional Photographic Division and elected Corporate Vice President by the Kodak Board of Directors.

Kodak's restructuring, intended to bring the company and its customers closer together, gave the concerns of professional photographers a new prominence in the Kodak community. Previously lumped in with the thousands of amateurs among Kodak's customer base, they now had the Professional Photographic Division created expressly for their interests and operating practically as its own company within greater Kodak. According to DeMoulin in a 1989 Rochester Times-Union interview, an independent PPD would actually rank No. 300 among the nation's Fortune 500 companies in terms of sales volume. By that time, DeMoulin, who had known little about professional photography when he took the job, had increased PPD's sales by over fifty percent, won numerous industry awards, and introduced twenty-eight new products. This he achieved by personally reaching out to serious photographers, elevating him practically to cult status in the field.

In 1990 the PPD founded the now-defunct Center for Creative Imaging in Camden, Maine to teach new photographers about conventional and digital photography. DeMoulin was named Director, but his thirty-nine-year career with Kodak ended when the CCI was sold in 1993. Since then, DeMoulin has been active as a consultant and in business ventures for new technology. Positions held since 1993 include Founder and President of the Media Photographers Copyright Agency (now part of the ASMP) and President and CEO of Foveon, Inc.

Scope and Content
The papers consist primarily of domestic and European photography periodicals with articles about Mr. DeMoulin from 1987 to 1998. Also included is his account "Eastman Kodak Company and the Digital Revolution," written in 2009 in response to criticism of Kodak's reaction to the rise of digital photography.

Subject(s):
Photography
Periodicals
DeMoulin, Raymond H.
Eastman Kodak Company
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Raymond DeMoulin Papers were donated by Mr. DeMoulin in July 2009.Access
The Raymond DeMoulin papers 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], Raymond DeMoulin papers, D.398, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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Content List
Box 1, Folder 1DeMoulin, "Planting New Seeds in the Forest" (presented at the Confederate Institute of Technology at Zurich), February 1987
Box 1, Folder 2DeMoulin, "Eastman Kodak Company and the Digital Revolution", 2009
Box 1, Folder 3DeMoulin, "Eastman Kodak Company and the Digital Revolution" - drafts and correspondence, 2009
Box 1, Folder 4Kodak Fotografie International (Arles), 1986
Box 1, Folder 5Leica Fotografie, 1986
Box 1, Folder 6Photo Presse, September 1986
Box 1, Folder 7Kodak Images, November 1986
Box 1, Folder 8Professional Photographer, January 1987
80th Anniversary edition

Box 1, Folder 9Foto Contact, January-February 1987
Box 1, Folder 10Kodak Journal, February 1987
Box 1, Folder 11Photo Presse, August 1987
Box 1, Folder 12International Photography, November 1987
Box 1, Folder 13Photo Presse, September 1988
Box 1, Folder 14The Photographer, October 1988
Box 1, Folder 15Rochester Times-Union "Upfront" section, July 20, 1989
Box 1, Folder 16International Contact, October 1989
Box 1, Folder 17Le Courier Professional, October 1989
Box 1, Folder 18Professional Photographer, January 1990
Box 1, Folder 19American Society of Magazine Photographers Bulletin, January 1992
Box 1, Folder 20Graphis, March-April 1992
Box 1, Folder 21Photo Presse, August 1998
Box 1, Folder 22Modern Fototechnik Magazine, October 1998
Box 1, Folder 23The Digital Revolution and Consequences, September 2012


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