Condax Family Papers

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Condax family papers
Creator: Condax family
Call Number: D.481
Dates: circa 1940's-1990's
Physical Description: 20.0 Linear feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Scope and Content
Content List
Box 22 Business and Professional Cards Collected by Philip Condax
Box 26 Over-sized Photographs
Collection Overview
Title: Condax family papers
Creator: Condax family
Call Number: D.481
Dates: circa 1940's-1990's
Physical Description: 20.0 Linear feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Scope and Content
Frequently referenced throughout the Condax Family Papers, the George Eastman House changed their name to the George Eastman Museum in 2015.

Condax, Philip L.
Edgerton, Harold E. (Harold Eugene), 1903-1990
Eastman Kodak Company
Condax family
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Administrative Information
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Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055

Content List
Louis and Philip Condax research files, 1910-1961
Box 1, Folder 1Research Related to the Color Dye Process and Color Photography
This folder includes notes from a meeting regarding the recent experimentation in the Kodak Dye Transfer Color Process, which Condax, Dickens, Oberkoetter, and Dr. Seymour, and Dr. Staud attended. Also included in "Agrfa: working instructions for the Agfra colour plate."

Box 1, Folder 2Color Lecture Delivered in the Auditorium of Research Lab Building 59
This talk was given by Louis Condax on May 3, 1945.

Box 1, Folder 3Final Summary Report of Violin Varnish Report, Nov.
Box 1, Folder 4Materials Related to Color Photography
This folder includes a booklet explaining the Chromatone Defender process, which was similar to Kodak's wash-off relief process. Louis Condax's "Color Photography and Color Retouching" rough draft, as well as essays related to color retouching are also included. There is also a letter from Philip Condax to Jack Thomas dated August 12, 1991, which provides background to Louis's career and work on the dye transfer process. This folder also includes a summary of Condax's work at Kodak Research Laboratories and his recommendation to use Estar film base for film pack products, dated 1960; and Louis Condax's invention report that describes the Magenta half-tone contact sheets, dated 1962

Box 1, Folder 5Kodak Historical Material
This folder includes an article from Kodak's employee magazine, Kodakery that describes Louis Condax's experience with building violins. Also included are several documents related to extraction matrix, as well as forumalas to combat bleaching effects.

Box 1, Folder 6"Kodak and the Lenticular Process"
This report was compiled by Raife Tarkington for Donovan, Leisure, Newton, Lumbard, and Irvine on February 6, 1949 at Estman Kodak Company.

Box 1, Folder 7"Report on a Reversal Pan Matrix Process Operation and Related Problems" by R.P. Speck, H. E. Peiffer, G. D. Stapley, July 15, 1949-September 28, 1949
Box 1, Folder 8Photographs and Dye Color Matrices, 1953
Box 1, Folder 9Photographs
Box 1, Folder 101957 Motle Test, 1957
Box 1, Folder 11"Dr. Mees Retires as Vice President of Eastman Kodak Company"
Philip Condax research files, 1850-2008
Box 2, Folder 1Research realted to Dagron and the Stanhope
Prudent Rene Patrice Dagron is a Parisian photographer who is believed to have invented the Stanhope.

Box 2, Folder 2The Peeper Magazine and Photographs
Box 2, Folder 3Research related to Photography and the Daguerreotype
Box 2, Folder 4Research on the Scientific History of Photography, Optics, and Cinematography
Box 2, Folder 5-6Research Related to George Eastman, Snapshot, and Photography
Box 2, Folder 7Journals and Magazines related to Photography
Research files, 1920-1990
Box 3, Folder 1"The Edgerton Legacy, An Adventure in Achievement"
Box 3, Folder 2Correspondence Related to Edgerton, 1989-1993
Box 3, Folder 3Material about Harold Edgerton
Box 3, Folder 4Strobe Alley, Aurora
Box 3, Folder 5Thoughts about Invention
Box 3, Folder 6The Edgerton Legacy
Box 3, Folder 7-8Early Electronic Flash French
Journals, 1900-2000
Box 4, Folder 1-2Strobe: Motion Pictures Hi Speed Photo
This folder contains a publication from, Museum Alliance Quarterly: Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History (Fall Issue 1969 Vol. 8 No. 2). The second folder contains the publication, The First Colour Motion Pictures by Thomas, David Bowen (London 1969) and the magazine, Cyclope L'amateur D'appareils Photographiques: Pigeon-Photographie! (Fall 92 Vol. 11)

Box 4, Folder 3Kodak Material
Box 4, Folder 4Material on Photographic History
This folder contains a brochure on the "Musee Suisse De L'appareil Photographique"

Box 4, Folder 5Articles related to Par. M. Dagron
Box 4, Folder 6Journals of Photographs By: Jana Saduka
Covers 1,3, and 4 are photographs taken by Jana Saduka, a close friend of Philip Condax.

Box 4, Folder 7Electronic Imaging
This folder contains, the informational brochure "DVD: The Inside Story" (SONY, December 1995),a operating instructions manual from Novabeam Model One (1980), and three jounrals: "Electronic Photography News" (Vol. 4, No. 7 July 1990), "Photo Electronic Imaging" (Vol. 36 No. 9 September 1993),and "Scientfic American" (Vol. 270 No. 2 February 1994).

Box 4, Folder 8-9Journals of Photography
This folder contains the journals: "The Photographist: The journal of the Western Photographic Collectors Association Affilated With the University of California Museuuem of Photography" (No. 60, Fall/Winter 1983)(No. 96, Winter 1992/93), History of Photography: An International Quarterly" (Vol. 2 No. 1 January 1978), "The Journal: New England Photographic History" (No. 132 Summer 1991) (No. 138/139 Issue 1/2 1993) (No. 130 Winter 1990-1991). The second folder contains the catalogue of the exhibition, "Citizens in Conflict: Prints and Photography of the American Civil War" (December 5, 1981).

Edgerton Research and Material, 1930-1990
Box 5, Folder 1-2National Geographic and Color Photography
Box 5, Folder 3Edgerton Papers
This folder contains handwritten notes, biographical memoirs, articles, and correspondence related to Harold Edgerton, as well as some articles written by Edgerton himself.

Box 5, Folder 4Revision of "Flash! Ultra High Speed Photography" By: Edgerton and Killian, 1953
Box 5, Folder 5Harold Edgerton, Loch Ness Monster
Box 5, Folder 6Edgerton Research Data 1
Box 5, Folder 7Harold Edgerton, Professor of Electronic Engineering at MIT
Box 5, Folder 8Insurance Claim and Marketing Material
Box 5, Folder 9Notes for Color Photography Lecture
Box 5, Folder 10Centre de la Photographie
Box 5, Folder 11-12Edgerton Center (1 of 2)
Philip Research Files, 1930-1990
Box 6, Folder 1-2Walter Dorwin Teague (1 of 2)
Box 6, Folder 3History of the Wollensak Company
Box 6, Folder 4"Genius of Photography" Show
Box 6, Folder 5Materials on Pinhole Camera
Box 6, Folder 6-8Listing of Kodak, Brownie and Eastman Cameras, 1973-1988
Box 6, Folder 9Listing of Cameras
Philip Research Files, 1972-1999
Box 7, Folder 1-2Stereo Material Holography
Box 7, Folder 3-5Stereo Materials Panoramic
Box 7, Folder 6Exposure Measuring Devices: Optical Shutters
Box 7, Folder 7Robert E. Peary at the North Pole, a Report By: Rear Admiral Thomas D. Davies
Box 7, Folder 8The Development of Photography in Boston, 1840-1875, 1979
Edgerton Research Files, 1930-1990
Box 8, Folder 1Doc's Notebook
"Doc" was another way people refered to Harold E. Edgerton by.

Box 8, Folder 2Strobe/Hi-Speed Technology
Box 8, Folder 3Articles Written by Doc
"Doc" was another way people refered to Harold E. Edgerton by.

Box 8, Folder 4Articles about Doc
"Doc" was another way people refered to Harold E. Edgerton by.

Box 8, Folder 5Edgerton Miscellaneous
Box 8, Folder 6Materials on Harold E."Doc" Edgerton
"Doc" was another way people refered to Harold E. Edgerton by.

Box 8, Folder 7Outline for "Edgerton Legacy: An Adventure in Achievement"
Box 8, Folder 8Material Relating to Early Flash Operation; Includes "Complete Bibliography of Books and Articles" By Harold E. Edgerton, 1931-1986
Box 8, Folder 9-10Exhibit Research and Abstract
Philip Research Files, 1890-1990
Box 9, Folder 1Kodak Research Files
Box 9, Folder 2-3George Eastman House Notes
The George Eastman House became the George Eastman Museum in 2015.

Box 9, Folder 4-5Optical Shop Notebook
Box 9, Folder 6-8Mees Gallery Labels
Box 9, Folder 9Correspondence Related to Edgerton, 1993-1994
Box 9, Folder 10Material Related to "Niepce Heliography ," "Magie de L'image: La Photographie Revelee"
Phillip Research Files, 1840-1990
Box 10, Folder 1-3Domestic and International Articles related to Cameras and Photography
Box 10, Folder 4Correspondence, 1990-1995
Box 10, Folder 5Hand Written Notes
Box 10, Folder 6Notes on "Subtractive Color Photography" Exhibit
Box 10, Folder 7"The Tri-Color Carbon Process" Document
Box 10, Folder 8Articles from the British Journal of Photography, 1910
Box 10, Folder 9Timeline and Material Related to Harold Eugene Edgerton
Box 10, Folder 10Photo Chemistry
Philip Research Files, 1940-2000
Box 11, Folder 1The Edgerton Legacy Catalogue (An Adventure in Achievement)
Box 11, Folder 2Material Related to Stroboscope
Box 11, Folder 3Material Related to the Electronic Flash
Box 11, Folder 4Draft and Final Copy of "He Liked to Make Things Work" Paper
Box 11, Folder 5Biographical Information on Harold E. Edgerton with Related Articles
Box 11, Folder 6-7Photographs and Articles Related to the Hub Camera
Box 11, Folder 8Research Material Related to the History of the Kodak Brownie Camera
Box 11, Folder 9"The Wollensak Shutters" By: R Kingslake, 1984
Box 11, Folder 10Material Realted to the Baush and Lomb Shutters
Box 11, Folder 11Material on the Point and Shoot Camera
Box 11, Folder 12Material Related to the Exhibit on the History of the Motion Picture
Box 12, Folder 1-6Edgerton Catalog Critique, 1993-1994
Philip Research Files, 1980-2000
Box 13, Folder 1Correspondence Related to the Edgerton Exhibit, 1993-1994
Box 13, Folder 2Photographs and Travel Guides on Philip Condax's Travel
Box 13, Folder 3Philip Condax's Addresses in Switzerland
Box 13, Folder 4Philip Condax's Addresses in Europe
Box 13, Folder 5Condax Family World Wide Addresses
Box 13, Folder 6Philip Condax Addresses in Europe
Box 13, Folder 7Studio and Workroom Photographs
Possibly Sibley Watson's motion picture studio and workroom at George Eastman House (now George Eastman Museum).

Box 13, Folder 8Material Related to the Contribution to the George Eastman Museum Showing on the History of Photography
Box 13, Folder 9George Eastman House Basement Pre-Phillip L. Condax
Before the new George Eastman House (now George Eastman Museum) archives building was constructed, the technology collection was only partially housed in storage containers.

Box 13, Folder 10Material Related to the Development of the Kodachrome Film
Box 13, Folder 11Material Related to "Questar"
Box 13, Folder 12Material Related to Stanhoscope
Address and Telephone Books
Box 14, Folder 1Business Cards A-E
Box 14, Folder 2Business Cards F-K
Box 14, Folder 3Business Cards L-R
Box 14, Folder 4Business Cards S-Z
Box 14, Folder 5Telephone Numbers and Addresses
Box 14, Folder 6Addresses and Telephone Book 1
Box 14, Folder 7Addresses and Telephone Book 2
Box 14, Folder 8Addresses and Telephone Book 3
Box 14, Folder 9Addresses and Telephone Book 4
Articles and Correspondence, 1861-2008
Box 15, Folder 1"A Color Rendition Chart," Macbeth Division of Kollmorgen Corporation, February 4th
Box 15, Folder 2Mamiya Historical Camera
Box 15, Folder 3Correspondence and Articles Relating to Rene Dagron
Box 15, Folder 4Correspondence, September-Decemebr
Box 15, Folder 5Lodewij K Jan Rutger Holst, "A Camera Designer from Holland"
Box 15, Folder 6Accessioning Museum Material
Box 15, Folder 7Brief Information the Major Products of Photographic Technology in Bohemia and Meravia
Box 15, Folder 8Some Notes on the History of the High Speed Photography
Box 15, Folder 9Deep Sea Camera/ Strobe System
Box 15, Folder 10The Electronic Flash from Cova to the Seguin Brothers
Box 15, Folder 11Edgerton-The Breakthrough of the Electronic Flash Photography
Box 15, Folder 12Condax Collection of Photographic Apparatus
Box 15, Folder 13The Photographic Technology of Czechoslovakia
Box 15, Folder 14Photocopies of Newspaper Articles
Box 15, Folder 15Phototechnology and Photoculture Timeline, 600 BC-1990
Box 15, Folder 16Chemical Compound Notes
Box 15, Folder 17Propsal for the Museum Replicating the Growth of the Motion Picture Art
Box 15, Folder 18Research for Bangkok Museum on Photographic Technology
Box 15, Folder 19Relative to Charles Steinburg Aide Memoire Draft, April 13
Box 15, Folder 20The "Minolta Sky" Camera
Box 15, Folder 21"Repairing Graphics and Graflexes" Edward H. Romney
Box 15, Folder 22Materials Related to Photography
Box 15, Folder 23Materials Related to Harold Edgerton
Philip Career Material, 1800-1990
Box 16, Folder 1Cameras and Accessories Price List, October
Box 16, Folder 2An Imagining Snapshot Album
Box 16, Folder 3Chapter regarding Diaphragms and Relative Aperture
Box 16, Folder 4Urgent Message for all Those Who Read the Article on Nelson's Gold Toner on the Last Issue of Studio Light
Box 16, Folder 5Solution Generale du Probleme de la Photographie des Couleurs cros, Paris, 1869
Box 16, Folder 6English Translation of "General Solution to the Problem of Photography of Colors" By Charles Cros, Paris, 1869
Box 16, Folder 7-9Articles
Box 16, Folder 10"Infromation Storage/Retrieval Systems and Copying and Graphics Display Methods" Reports, Prepared by Philip L. Condax, November 28
Box 16, Folder 11"Kuribayashi-Petri Cameras from 1919 to 1962" By John R. Baid
Box 16, Folder 12Paper Relating to Screen Color Process
Box 16, Folder 13Exhibit Labels
Box 16, Folder 14Photographs and Measurements of Equipment Located at Coreys, Tupper Lake, N.Y.
Box 16, Folder 15-18Documents Relating to the Bangkok Museum Exhibit
Photographic Slides, 1985
Box 17, Folder 1-2"Emerging Rules of Silver Malide and Electronics" by J. Schwan
Box 17, Folder 3-4Przybylowicz-KRL Senior Staff talk Building 83 Auditorium, February 16, 1985
Box 17, Folder 5Prez-KRL, San Diego, September
Photographic Slides, 1983-1985
Box 18, Folder 1-2"Company Directions Originals" By, J Thomas, 1985
Box 18, Folder 3Scientific Research and Studies
Box 18, Folder 4-6"Senior Staff Talk" By, J Thomas, February 6, 1985
Photographic Slides, 1981-1985
Box 19, Folder 1-2"Film and the Future" By, J Schwan, November 1982
Box 19, Folder 3"Rochester Section of ACS Annual Meeting on the Chemistry in an Electronic World" By, R. F. Porter, February 2
Box 19, Folder 4"Image Processing at Kodak and KRL" By Kriss, 1985
Box 19, Folder 5-6Ed Pryzbyowics Talk to Senior Staff, March 24, 1981
Publications and Ephemera, 1960-1990
Box 20, Folder 1Museum of the Moving Image Souvenir Game
Box 20, Folder 2Daguerreian Apparatus in the Spira Collection
Box 20, Folder 3Henry Peach Robinson of the Art of Pictorial Photography
Box 20, Folder 4Photographic District News, May
Box 20, Folder 5International Museum Brochures
Box 20, Folder 6"Selected Papers on Industry" By, Edwin A Land, 1983
Box 20, Folder 7Receipt
Box 20, Folder 8Incomplete Articles and Writing Fragments
Box 20, Folder 9Proofread Exhibit and Photographs
Box 20, Folder 10List of "Video Disc I Photographers"
Box 20, Folder 11Kodak Autographic Film-How did it Work?
Box 20, Folder 12"Banks and Tanks"... and Other Useful Information
Box 20, Folder 13Philip Condax Consortium Resource Guide
Box 20, Folder 14Polaroid Cool Cam Instruction Booklet and Stickers
Box 20, Folder 15Printed Pamphlets and Instructions
Box 20, Folder 16Negatives of J. Dubois, 7 Year Old (Dupack and Land Experiment)
Box 20, Folder 17The Nikon Coolpix Digital Photography Guide, 2003
Box 20, Folder 18D x O Analyzer Press Kit
Box 20, Folder 19Letter of Introduction for Foreign Travel
Photographs, George Eastman, Ephemera, 1930-2000
Box 21, Folder 1Contacts Abroad, Phone Numbers, and Addresses
Box 21, Folder 2Instructions for Making Outline Prints from Continuous Tone Photographs
Box 21, Folder 3Lumiere Filmcolor
Box 21, Folder 4The Three Colour Flicker Photometer for Testing Colour Filters Used in IVES Chromoscope
Box 21, Folder 5Patents
Box 21, Folder 6-8Documents Relating to George Eastman
Photographs and articles related to the George Eastman House (the George Eastman Museum as of 2015) as well as Mr. Eastman himself. In addition to research and articles related to exhibitions and the science behind photography.

Box 21, Folder 9Letters and Phone Calls
Box 21, Folder 10Ephemera
Box 21, Folder 11-12Photographs
Box 22Business and Professional Cards Collected by Philip Condax
Floppy Disk and Cassette Tapes
Box 23, Folder 13 x 3 Sony Floppy Disk
Box 23, Folder 2"J.S. Interview Report JBK" Cassette
Box 23, Folder 3"Arthur Crapsey, Teague Interview" Cassette
Box 23, Folder 4"Ester Edgerton June, 9th" Cassette
Journals, 1952-1992
Box 24, Folder 1American Heritage: Hold it! The Power of Photographs as history, America's First Dinosaur is Back, March
Box 24, Folder 2American Heritage: Of Invention and Technology: The world's greatest technology museums, Struggling to invent Xerox, Has Military high-tech made us stronger? A historian's view, Winter
Box 24, Folder 3Camera: William Henry Fox Talbot 1800-1877, 1976
Box 24, Folder 4Camera: Autoportrait, September 1978
Box 24, Folder 5Camera: English Edition, December 1968
Box 24, Folder 6Camera: English Edition, September 1975
Box 24, Folder 7Československá Fotografie, 1989
Box 24, Folder 8Creative Camera, March 1972
Box 24, Folder 9Style Manual: For Guidance in the Preparation of Papers for Journals Published by the American Institute of Physics, 1959
Box 24, Folder 10The Journal: England Journal of Photography History, Fall 1988
Box 24, Folder 11The Journal: England Journal of Photography History: Celebrating 50 years of Photography, Fall 1989
Box 24, Folder 12The Journal: England Journal of Photography History: The George Washington Brownie of 1932, The Rarest and Most Valuable Kodak Camera, 1992
Box 24, Folder 13The Journal: England Journal of Photography History, 1992
Box 24, Folder 14The Journal: England Journal of Photography History: A Camera for the Shogun, 1993-1994
Box 24, Folder 15The Journal: England Journal of Photography History, 1995
Box 24, Folder data_value_missing_95a8080606a4ef7328ba022a3d813222The Journal: England Journal of Photography History, First Published Photograph of Niepce's Camera c. 1827
Box 24, Folder 16The Professional Photographer, May
Books, Magazines, Catalogs, 1946-2002
Box 25, Folder 1Museum Trusteeship, 1981
Box 25, Folder 2Panoramic World: A Global Adventure in 80 Astounding Images, 1993
Box 25, Folder 3Historie de la Photo: A Travers les Apparelis, 1974
Box 25, Folder 4Hors Ligrie: The Magazine of Style and Adventure, 1992
Box 25, Folder 5Smithsonian, 1987
Box 25, Folder 6Video Review: The World Authority on Home Video, 1989
Box 25, Folder 7Bilder Szene Bilder rund um die Photokina: Images round and about Photokina, 1992
Box 25, Folder 8Collections Photography: The World's Finest Photography of Women, 1986
Box 25, Folder 9First Surface Mirrors and Beam Splitters From Evaporated Metal Films, 1946-1959
Box 25, Folder 10Lumieres et images la photographie: Ville De Chaplon-sur-saone/France Musee Nicephore Niepce. Pour Une visite du Musee Niepce. Historie Sommarie des techniques photographies au XIX siècle. Evocation des collections du Musee. Paul Jay—Conservateur Musee Nicephore Niepce, 1981
Box 25, Folder 11Outdoor and Travel Photography, 1992
Box 25, Folder 12Pentax
Box 25, Folder 13Photographs from the Coke Collection: Des Moines Art Center, 1970
Box 25, Folder 14Science: Century of Sciences, 20 Discoveries that Changes Our Lives, 1984
Box 25, Folder 15The Museum of Imaging Technology Under the Patronage of H.R.H Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhivas Rajanakarindra: A New Millennium Guide To the Musuem of Imaging Technology, 2002
Box 25, Folder 16Ville de Chalon-Sur-Saone Musee Niephore Niepce: Les Appareils du Fonds Lefebure, 1984
Box 26Over-sized Photographs

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