John Larish Papers

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John Larish papers
Creator: Larish, John J.
Call Number: D.463
Dates: 1970-2012
Physical Description: 13 boxes
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)
Processing Information
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Related Materials
Content List
Series I: Research papers
Subseries I: Kodak product history
Subseries II: Kodak company history
Subseries III: Citigroup research notes
Subseries IV: Interviews
Collection Overview
Title: John Larish papers
Creator: Larish, John J.
Call Number: D.463
Dates: 1970-2012
Physical Description: 13 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
John J. Larish, a Rochester technology writer and journalist and the publisher of the Electronic Photography newsletter (1987-2005), wrote many articles for popular and technical publications on the subject of digital photography and related topics. He also appeared as guest speaker at meetings of many organizations both in the United States and overseas, including the American Management Association, Photograph Marketing Association and the Electronic Industries Association. In 2012, he self-published a book, Out of Focus, that analyzes the recent history of the Eastman Kodak Company, located in Rochester, New York.

Scope and Content
The John Larish Papers are comprised of one series: Research Papers. This series includes the research materials Larish used in writing his book, Out of Focus. Materials include documents recording the history of the Eastman Kodak Company, the surrounding field of electronic photography, and associated technologies. The first box, Kodak Product History, provides some information about the Rochester area and the issues surrounding the photographic industry as the technology of digital photography developed. The bulk of the collection is arranged by date, beginning in 1970. These folders contain news and industry publications that continue through 2012. Beginning in Box 9, there are contextual materials on the structure and leadership of Kodak and its competitors, as well as notes from interviews Larish conducted with key figures in Kodak, and elsewhere in the industry. Box 10 includes a small group of photographs and Larish's notes from a trip to Japan to meet with colleagues, as well as financial reports tracking Kodak's standing in the industry from 2004 to 2008. The final box in the collection includes VHS, audio cassettes, CDs and DVDs with interview recordings.

Subject(s):
Photographic industry
Photography
Interviews (Sound recordings)
Photographs
Larish, John J.
Eastman Kodak Company
Processing Information
This collection was processed by Tyler Dzuba and Konstantin Gurevich in 2013. Finding aid written by Tyler Dzuba and Konstantin Gurevich in 2013.Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were donated by John J. Larish in September 2012. Audio Cassette Tapes in Box 13 were acquired in 2015.Access
The John Larish 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], John Larish papers, D.463, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
Rare Books & Special Collections also holds Larish's book based on the research materials of this collection, as well as the full run of the periodical he co-published with Don Franz:.

Larish, J. J. (2012). Out of focus: the story of how Kodak lost its direction. Rochester, N.Y.: John J. Larish.

Electronic Photography News.


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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Content List
Series I: Research papers
Subseries I: Kodak product history
Box 1, Folder 1Rochester activities
Box 1, Folder 2Rochester facts
Box 1, Folder 3Kodak cameras
Box 1, Folder 4-5Past Kodak
Box 1, Folder 6-7Electronic/digital
Box 1, Folder 8HP
Box 1, Folder 9Cell phones
Box 1, Folder 101970-1979
Box 1, Folder 111981
Box 1, Folder 12-131982
Box 1, Folder 14-151983
Box 1, Folder 161984
Box 2, Folder 1-21985
Box 2, Folder 3-51986
Box 2, Folder 61987
Box 2, Folder 71988
Box 3, Folder 1-21989
Box 3, Folder 3-41990
Box 3, Folder 5-71991
Box 3, Folder 8-101992
Box 4, Folder 1-31993
Box 4, Folder 4-71994
Box 5, Folder 1-21995
Box 5, Folder 3-41996
Box 5, Folder 51997
Box 5, Folder 61998
Box 5, Folder 7-81999
Box 6, Folder 12000
Box 6, Folder 22001
Box 6, Folder 32002
Box 6, Folder 4-72003
Box 6, Folder 8-92004
Box 7, Folder 1-22004
Box 7, Folder 3-42005
Box 7, Folder 5-72006
Box 8, Folder 12007
Box 8, Folder 22008
Box 8, Folder 32009
Box 8, Folder 42010
Box 8, Folder 5-62011
Box 8, Folder 7-82012
Subseries II: Kodak company history
Box 8, Folder 9Competing companies
Box 9, Folder 1Competing companies
Box 9, Folder 2Kodak history
Box 9, Folder 3Kodak timelines
Box 9, Folder 4Kodak people
Box 9, Folder 5-7Interview copy
Subseries III: Citigroup research notes
Box 10, Folder 1Out of Focus photographs
Box 10, Folder 2Japan
Box 10, Folder 3Salomon Smith Barney, 2002
Box 10, Folder 4-5Citigroup, 2004
Box 10, Folder 6-7Citigroup, 2005
Box 10, Folder 8Citigroup, 1/2006-6/2006
Box 11, Folder 1Citigroup, 1/2006-6/2006
Box 11, Folder 2-3Citigroup, 7/2006-12/2006
Box 11, Folder 4-5Citigroup, 2007
Box 11, Folder 6Citigroup, 2008
Subseries IV: Interviews
Box 12: Interview recordings and trade show media, including 1 VHS tape, 1 CD-R, 2 CDs, 2 DVD-Rs, 1 audiocassette, 12 microcassettes, and a booklet (Westlight digital image management handbook)

Box 13: Audio cassettes

Box 12, Tape 1-18Interview tapes
Box 13, Tape 1WXXI Radio "1370 Connection"—John Larish, 9/17/98
Box 13, Tape 2WXXI Radio "1370 Connection", 9/18/98
Box 13, Tape 3WXXI Radio "1370 Connection"—Ben Rand/Aimee Wiles, 7/17/00
Box 13, Tape 4WXXI "1370 Connection"—Tom Golisano, 4/17/00
Box 13, Tape 5Cologne Bdeast, 9/25/2002
TDK SA90 high position ICE II/TYPE II

Box 13, Tape 6Eastman Kodak Company—Charles S. Smith
TDK D IEC I/Type I Normal Position 90

Box 13, Tape 71370 Connection, 9/22/2000
TDK SA90 high position ICE II/TYPE II

Box 13, Tape 801CES-KN2B Consumer Electronics Show "Opening Keynote"—Bill Gates, Las Vegas, 2001
Mobiltape

Box 13, Tape 997SBSS2-42 Seybold Seminars Publishing "Special Keynote Session"—Steve Jobs, San Francisco, CA, 1997
Box 13, Tape 10Comdex/Spring Windows World "Keynote"—Scott McNealy Illinois, 1996
Softbank Comdex INC

Box 13, Tape 11PMA 77th Annual Convention "PMA 1129 Digital Imaging General Session"—Benny Landa and Carl Bothner, Audio Visual Education Network, 2001
Box 13, Tape 12PMA 77th Annual Convention "PMA 1106 Official Business Session"—Jonathan Rosenzweig, Audio Visual Education Network, 2001
Box 13, Tape 13PMA 77th Annual Convention "PMA 1127 Image Processing General Session"—Joseph H. Panganiban and Wulf Schmidt –Sacht, Audio Visual Education Network, 2001
Box 13, Tape 14DIMA 2nd Annual Conference "DIMA742 Commercial Trends in Digital Imaging"—Scott A. Brownstein, Audio Visual Education Network
Box 13, Tape 15WXXI Radio "Sound Bytes Larish WXXI"
FUJI DR-I ICE I/TYPE I Normal 90 B

Box 13, Tape 16WXXI Radio "1370 Connection", 7/17/00
Box 13, Tape 17"Sound Bytes Larish"
TDK AD-C60

Box 13, Tape 18WXXI Radio "1370 Connection"—Larish and Posner, 9/19/97
Box 13, Tape 19"1370 Connection", 12/04
HR-Z

Box 13, Tape 20WXXI Radio "1370 Connection"—Bob Gundiach, Xerox Inventor
TDK D 90 ICE I/TYPE I Normal 90

Box 13, Tape 21WXXI Radio "1370 Connections"—John Larish for L.A., 12/13/92
Box 13, Tape 22WXXI Radio "1370 Connection"—John Larish
Box 13, Tape 23CES interview CTRCR Images Maine Interview—John Larish
Maxwell UD II 90 IEC TYPE II high

Box 13, Tape 24Seat Next to You I-6—Larish
MXS 90 Maxwell Position IEC Type IV Metal

Box 13, Tape 25WXXI Radio "1370 Connection"—J. Larish, T. Hendrickson, and D. Veniske, 3/27/00
Box 13, Tape 26Winter Consumer Electronics Show "96CES-109 Consumer Digital Cameras Are Finally Here" (John Larish Programs or Panel Participant), January 5-8, 1996
Box 13, Tape 27CES the Digital Destination "96ORL-109 Digital Photography: Will it Become Mainstream?" Orlando, 1996
Mobiltape

Box 13, Tape 28PMA 7th Annual Convention "PMA861(SF 301) Digital Cameras: Current Applications and Their Future in the Market"—John Larish, Audio Visual Education Network, 1998
Box 13, Tape 29SPFE: Photo CD: Quality Photos at Your Fingertips—John Larish, Jonrel (Photo Marketing Assoc.), February 1993
AVW Audio Visual Inc. PMA3-305

Box 13, Tape 30Winter Consumer Electronics Show "92CES-104 Electronic Photography: Where Will It Go From Here?"—John Larish, Las Vegas, 1992
Mobiltape

Box 13, Tape 31Consumer Electronic Show "98CES-CT9 Digital Imaging: New Profits Beyond the Camera", January 8-11, 1998
Mobiltape

Box 13, Tape 32DIMA 2001 Annual Conference "DIMA165 (D66) Retail Imaging Journalist Panel—(Grotta, Grotta, Etchells, Worthington, LArish, McNamara,Ethcalls, Henshall), Audio Visual Education Network, 2001
Box 13, Tape 33Technology Conference Digital Cameras for Consumers and Small Business (John Larish Program or Participant)
I70601-SM8 Comdex Audio Archives

Box 13, Tape 34Consumer Electronics Show "99CES-C7 Digital Imaging: Changing the Way Memories Are Made", January 6-10, 1999
[Mobiltape

Box 13, Tape 35Seybold Seminars Publishing "97SBSS2-48C Digital Photography—What's Next? Part 3) San Francisco, CA, 1997
Mobiltape

Box 13, Tape 36Seybold Seminars Publishing "97SBSS2-48B Digital Photography—What's Next? Part 2) San Francisco, CA, 1997
Mobiltape

Box 13, Tape 37Seybold Seminars Publishing "97SBSS2-48A Digital Photography—What's Next? Part 1) San Francisco, CA, 1997
Box 13, Tape 38PMA 7th Annual Convention "PMA9101 200-Digital Camera Comparison Update (John Larish and Charles Zoulias)" [Audio Visual Education Network], 1999
Box 13, Tape 39Digital Imaging Marketing Association "DIMA623 Technology: The Future of Imaging File Format—(Blumber, Leddy, Emerson, Litenberg, Larish) [Audio Visual Education Network]


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